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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
Have your students practice the science process skill of inferring with rocks. In this lesson, students are given a sample rock. They are asked to observe its properties and compare their observations to descriptions of metamorphic, igneous, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
40 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments students use their senses to observe the features of feathers. After recording their observations, students read Science Notes about the structure and function of a system of different kinds of feathers
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1
$2.50
38 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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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
40 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
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
25 ratings
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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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By Science and Kids
Students conduct a whole class activity to get ready for the performance assessment by reviewing what plants need to survive and thrive. Students brainstorm a list for plants and for themselves. Then they compare the two lists for similarities and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Environment
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.2.8
$3.25
26 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Turn your students into audio engineers as they participate in this game of sound production. This activity provides students with a chance to practice communicating skills using sound. Students work as partners in a group of four to draw a card of
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Science Assessment Activities for Primary provides your students nine challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier use
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$5.75
38 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This performance assessment is designed for Grade 1 Physical Science 4-3 Light Energy Next Generation Science Standards: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies Transformation 1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.75
27 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students are introduced to a technique used to create maps of the ocean floor - bathymetric maps. Bathymetric maps show depths of landforms below sea level. Students create a model of underwater
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$2.25
29 ratings
3.9
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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
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, primary students analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object using a push or pull. In the first activity/assessment, a Ping-Pong ball is
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.A.2
$2.40
24 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Science Assessment Activities for Primary Level 3 provides your students 15 challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$4.70
27 ratings
4.0
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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
How do we hear? What does hearing have to do with sound waves?Have your students use the scientific practice of making models by studying and creating a model of hearing. In this lesson, students make a physical model of the ear with objects that
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.85
21 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students observe patterns to plan and conduct an investigation to classify fabric samples in this assessment and rubric aligned to the *Next Generation Science Standards. The assessment begins with a whole class review of the properties of matter
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10
$1.75
23 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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