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Next Generation Science Standards Performance Assessment Grade 5 3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$3.95
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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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Students make a life size pattern of themselves, then use that and other nonstandard forms of measurement to measure the actual sizes of dinosaurs. This is lesson 5 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.50
17 ratings
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Get into spring any time of the year by growing plants from seed. Have your students apply the scientific practice of investigating. This is lesson nine in a series that explores seeds at the primary level. It includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.25
26 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students investigate sand to find out how its properties reveal where it came from and what type of environment it traveled through as a result of weathering and erosion. Sand is defined as sedimentary
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.20
24 ratings
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Have a heart! Students gather data from their own pulse rates from four exercises and create a graph to show the results. They also must analyze and interpret the data to explain their differing heart rates. A scoring rubric is provided for the
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Anatomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
18 ratings
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Investigate the geometry of light reflection from plane mirrors. Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier team up to take students through scaffolded inquiry (Directed, Guided, and Full Inquiry: Engineering Design). First students discover how decreasing
Subjects:
Geometry, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.75
23 ratings
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Students measure and graph mass/weight in order to gather evidence to make a claim that regardless of the type of physical change that occurs, matter is not created or destroyed and mass/weight is conserved. 5-PS1-2 Measure and graph quantities
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
5.MD.C.4, W.5.8
$2.80
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How can you group dinosaurs and then communicate about them? Students observe pictures or models of different dinosaurs and then group them to make a graph that communicates their understanding. This is lesson 3 in a series that explores dinosaurs
Subjects:
Graphing, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.50
17 ratings
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Engage your students in active construction of ideas and explanations about the world around them. In this activity, students use the scientific practice of observing to discover the characteristics of organisms and structure and function in living
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$1.25
15 ratings
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Students have studied dinosaurs and now make their own model of one. They then analyze the model for likes and differences to the real animal. This is lesson 7 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.25
20 ratings
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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:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$6.25
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According to The Framework for K-12 Science: "Children are born investigators: In the early years of life, children engage in and develop their own ideas about the physical, biological, and social worlds and how they work and, thus, can engage in
Subjects:
Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
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By Science and Kids
These lessons are also sold individually on TPT site. 1. Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls Introduction In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$7.55
22 ratings
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In this sequence of six activities/assessments students plan and conduct investigations to describe and classify objects that will interact with clear soda like raisins, which go up and down. They use their observations (data) as evidence to answer
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.70
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In this activity, students use the scientific practice of observing to discover properties of earth materials- specifically rocks. They observe a dry rock, then wet the same rocks and compare the differences. The lesson includes a What do you know?
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.25
12 ratings
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By Science and Kids
NGSS Grade 4: Earth and Human Activity 4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. The assessment begins with a whole class activity to activate prior
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9
$5.75
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By Science and Kids
Have your students practice the science process skill of inferring with sound. When you infer, you draw a conclusion based on information not directly observed. In this lesson, students are given 10 similar containers with different objects hidden
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
19 ratings
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This lesson packet provides you with 3 student recording pages, teacher background information, procedures and even poetry to help your students study a common organism- the humble roly poly pill bug or its scientific name Isopoda. Students then are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.75
15 ratings
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By Science and Kids
This packet includes 10 NGSS activities/assessments designed to prepare your students for Science Fair. These NGSS activities/assessments use inexpensive paper towels. Each session includes a hands-on NGSS activity/assessment and a minds-on reading.
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$7.50
10 ratings
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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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