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Investigate kitchen ingredients (salt, flour, baking soda, corn starch, corn syrup) to make and test glue recipes. Science and Kids Activities creators, Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine to write and illustrate scaffolded inquiry engineering
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
98 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Turn your students into an active ecosystem. This activity is similar to the classic Oh Deer simulation with a roadrunner and coyote twist. This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments includes two simulation activities in which students
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$3.40
75 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students love to learn about themselves. Use this short study of observable variation of hereditary traits to engage your students to collect, analyze, and interpret relevant data. They then use that data as evidence to construct explanations.
Subjects:
Applied Math, Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
81 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Get Quaking with these creative hands on lessons about earthquakes and faults! Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier put their talents together to make science fun! This series of 4 lessons uses a paper fault block model to engage students in learning
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.75
61 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to provide detailed instructions for setting up and using cooperative and collaborative learning groups for science investigations and activities at the intermediate grade levels. Task/role cards,
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
54 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to create activities designed to help students learn the characteristics of the sun.The sun is the major source of energy for the earth. Why does it shine? What makes it glow? Have your students
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
$3.25
42 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Paper Helicopters are a classic science study of forces and interactions- gravity, air resistance, pushes and pulls. Here is a new twist with the steps of Scaffolded Science Inquiry: Explore, Directed, Guided, Connected, and Full Inquiry as an
Subjects:
Measurement, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.9, W.5.1
$5.15
26 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Study the planets with models! Use these three lessons to have your students think critically about our solar system. Order the Planets, Size the Planets, and Classify the Planets are a series of lessons that will have your students learn about the
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Investigate Fortune Teller Fish to determine if they go through a physical or a chemical change when they move to "tell your fortune." Can you tell someone's fortune with a tiny plastic fish? What makes the fish move? Karen Ostlund and Sheryl
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables
$4.20
26 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Earth’s Place in the Universe Earth, Sun, Moon Systems Develop Models for Phases of the Moon In this series of NGSS aligned activities/assessments by Science and Kids Activities, teachers assess prior knowledge by asking students to organize a
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
10 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Estimating and measuring go together. To increase measurement skills, students need to have some frame of reference, some background of experiences that help them measure. Estimating activities help with this. In these two activities, students first
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.25
15 ratings
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By Science and Kids
This series of activities/assessments are aligned to the NGSS student performance expectation for MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.85
4 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
NGSS: MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun system to describe the cyclic patterns of the seasons. In this series of activities/assessments, students develop and use models of the Sun-Earth system to observe and describe the cyclic
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.95
8 ratings
4.0
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In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students begin with a brainstorming activity designed to reveal their conceptions and possible misconceptions about energy. Then an Energy Concept Map is provided to review energy concepts. Next,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$3.50
6 ratings
3.8
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By Science and Kids
This bundle is written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier as lessons/ assessments for Middle School ESS1-1. It includes models of solar and lunar eclipses, models of seasons, and models for phases of the moon. More details are below
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
These activities can be used for a jump into STEM or introduction to Science Fair. To start, students make a simple catapult using an instruction sheet, craft sticks, rubber bands, and a plastic spoon. Then students launch a small, safe projectile
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$3.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This pdf of Power Point slides explains how to use a "fortune telling" fish to illustrate how scaffolded inquiry uses the principles of brain compatible learning. Scaffolded inquiry (Directed, Guided, Connected and Full) provide essential support
Subjects:
Education, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.25
4 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier authored and illustrated this book of hands on science activities that use everyday objects to teach the scientific process thinking skills. The original book was published in 1996; over time, modifications and
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$22.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This movie is a short example of Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse Models that are rather simple to make. It is intended to be used with the lesson. NGSS Middle School Model Solar and Lunar Eclipse lesson also on TPT. You may want to keep the music
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
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Dear Teachers, We would like to do something to help you and your students as Texas and Florida rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. One of the issues in the rebuilding process is how to design structures that will be safe in high winds. We are
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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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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