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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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:
Activities
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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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