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Investigate kitchen ingredients (salt, flour, baking soda, corn starch, corn syrup) to make and test glue recipes. Science and Kids Activities creators, Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine to write and illustrate scaffolded inquiry engineering
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
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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
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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
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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
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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
21 ratings
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Plant and Animal Structures and Processes Use Biomimicry to Design a Solution to a Human Problem Grade 1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.1.7, W.1.8, SL.1.1
$7.00
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Originally created by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier for an NSTA presentation, this activity is now offered for all grade levels. Many of the NGSS standards can be applied in this STEM challenge and all are listed on the cover and in the TE.
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.50
2 ratings
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Get your students harnessing the energy of the Sun! The assessment/activities, written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier, begin with students gathering evidence that radiant (light) energy can be transferred to heat, kinetic, and
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.8
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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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