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Sound is all around! This activity’s focus is the scientific skill of observing to introduce the concept of sound energy as vibration of matter. The lesson includes a What do You Know writing page, a student recording sheet, teacher instructions,
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
208 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Students work cooperatively to assemble an ancient creature from its bones (made from paper). The fossil bones are of the same size as the real S. Crassiostris discovered in a limestone quarry. Students act as paleontologists to then infer the food
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
134 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
How did dinosaurs become fossils? Have students observe pictures that represent the long term steps of fossil creation and predict and learn the order. This is lesson 4 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.75
108 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Pollination and Seed Dispersal, NGSS Grade 2 Life Science Assessment , Ecosystems: Interactions and Dynamics 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. Models allow children
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.95
72 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This is a one day activity using water and a sugar cube to have students observe physical properties and changes in matter. The investigation guides them through steps of observation, then they must write about what they observed and what they
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.50
108 ratings
4.0
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In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe and describe objects that are moving and identify the force (a push or a pull or both) that make the objects
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
83 ratings
4.0
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Fire their imaginations with a dinosaurs and fossils study. Dinosaurs and Fossils Primary Science Unit has nine hands-on and minds-on science lessons, each followed with a writing assignment. Lessons are sold individually on the Teachers Pay
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$7.70
78 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments begins with an assessment of students’ prior knowledge of the Tenebrio Molitor, also known as the mealworm or darkling beetle, which goes through complete metamorphosis during its life cycle. As
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have students work on the scientific practice of classification with dinosaur cards and sorting activities. This is lesson 2 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.10
48 ratings
3.9
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The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What happens when materials vibrate?” Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.8
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4.0
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By Science and Kids
In this series of two lessons, primary students continue to investigate force (push and pull) and motion by learning about the force of gravity and how it affects balance. In the first lesson, students are introduced to the concept of gravity, play
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.25
43 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This packet is also included in the Magnet Bundle of 3 lessons on TPT at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Magnet-Bundle-Grade-3-NGSS-Forces-and-Interactions-1479945 Physical Science 2-3 NGSS - Motion and Stability: Forces and
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.50
45 ratings
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In this performance assessment, students use tools and materials to design and build a device to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Students build a string telephone and investigate how sound travels through the device. Students are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, W.1.7, W.1.8
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By Science and Kids
This series of activities/assessments By Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier address NGSS 3-PS2-1 on Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces
Subjects:
Science, Other (ELA), Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.5a
$4.25
29 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Dig into Dinosaurs! Students participate in a fossil dig, acting like real paleontologists. Using tools like spoons, paint brushes and toothpicks, students unearth fossils that you have buried, then place them in a small museum for viewing. This is
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.75
34 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This bundle contains the 3 magnet packets designed for the Next Generation Science Standards for Grade 3 Forces and Interactions . They are sold on the TPT site as individual lessons. The bundle of 3 is sold at a 25% discount. The bundle can be
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$10.39
30 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Use these 9 activities to engage your students in using the processes of inquiry to discover properties of objects and materials with any items that you determine are easily available, accessible, and appropriate. The authors, Karen Ostlund and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$4.10
39 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
This Kindergarten lesson is written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier. Kindergarten students act as engineers as they design a structure to provide shade all day. A full and half size Engineering Journal are provided for
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.60
22 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
What is a dinosaur? Students use two paper models of dinosaurs to generate a list of characteristics, After comparing the differences and similarities, they create a definition of dinosaurs. This is lesson 8 in a series that explores dinosaurs and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.75
36 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In this activity, students conduct and design investigations of objects moving at different speeds to compare the change of an object’s motion and shape before and after a collision. They first compare an empty can to full can rolling down a ramp
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.90
26 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This dynamic duo has a combined teaching experience of 77 years!!! Sheryl taught grade levels K-6, 9 and graduate college level courses. She has illustrated for AIMS, coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers. Karen taught grade levels K-6, and both undergraduate and graduate college level courses. She has coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We believe that all students learn by experience- doing science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sheryl was a the winner in California for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Karen was a winner of the National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teaching Award at the Undergraduate College Level

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Sheryl- Masters in Science Education, Fresno Pacific College Karen -Doctorate in Science Education, University of Minnesota

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Karen Ostlund is the Past President (2012-2013) of the National Science Teaching Association. She currently teaches science courses for elementary education majors in the UTeach program in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

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