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Students work cooperatively to assemble an ancient creature from its bones (made from paper). The fossil bones are of the same size as the real S. Crassiostris discovered in a limestone quarry. Students act as paleontologists to then infer the food
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
134 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Fire their imaginations with a dinosaurs and fossils study. Dinosaurs and Fossils Primary Science Unit has nine hands-on and minds-on science lessons, each followed with a writing assignment. Lessons are sold individually on the Teachers Pay
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$7.70
80 ratings
3.9
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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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
4.0
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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
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
3.9
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By Science and Kids
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
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have your students develop their own classification system for a group of sample rocks. The science process skill of classifying is critical for the understanding of later more complicated classification systems. After the lesson, students then
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.35
12 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Science Inquiry Processes are the skills students use to practice science. How can you put these skills into practice? In this packet, there are 9 activity lessons by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier to practice the process skills of science. The
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$9.50
20 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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