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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
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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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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
How do you make a model of a rock? How do the minerals go together? Making models is a high level scientific practice. In this lesson, students make a physical model of the igneous rock, granite with a paper puzzle, compare their model with the real
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
45 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Students explore bird beaks and feet in a series of activities to learn about adaptations that help birds survive in their environments. In the first activity, students brainstorm about bird characteristics in order to assess students' prior
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.75
60 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students practice their skills of problem solving and measurement with sound. Students are challenged to cut 4 straws so that each straw is of a different length. They use the straws to make a pitch pipe instrument, then order the straws by pitch
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Measurement, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.15
46 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
These NGSS aligned activities/assessments include a study of how glaciers move and the effects of weathering and erosion by ice. Students create models of continental and valley glaciers and observe the cause and effect relationships between
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.00
54 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
$3.70
39 ratings
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
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
41 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
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Get your students thinking critically with this lesson that has them comparing the physical characteristics of the moon to the physical characteristics of Earth. In the first lesson, students brainstorm about the earth and the moon, then use the
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$2.50
46 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
3-EES3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. [Clarification Statement: Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.7
$4.65
35 ratings
4.0
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This performance activity is designed as an assessment for Grade 5 Physical Science 1-4 Next Generation Science Standards for Matter and Its Interactions. Three substances (1) sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), (2) calcium chloride, and (3) phenol
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.76
46 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
NGSS Grade 4: Earth and Human Activity 4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. The assessment begins with a whole class activity to activate prior knowledge and practice
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.7
$4.95
47 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
$4.25
57 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Matter and Its Interactions NGSS Grade 5 Bundle contains the four lesson packets designed to assess the fifth grade Physical Science Standards :PS1-1, PS1-2, PS1-3, PS1-4. Lessons are designed for assessment but are equally strong as use for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.5.8
$8.50
31 ratings
4.0
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This performance activity is designed as an assessment for Grade 4 Physical Science 4-PS3-3 Next Generation Science Standards for Energy Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.25
40 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This is a classic Dancing Raisin Activity with a twist! All ages are fascinated with the movement of raisins in soda. But what about other objects? What does it have to do with buoyancy? Raisins are denser than the liquid in the soda, so initially
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$1.60
29 ratings
4.0
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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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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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