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Pollination and Seed Dispersal, NGSS Grade 2 Life Science Assessment , Ecosystems: Interactions and Dynamics 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. Models allow children
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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Turn your students into an active ecosystem. This activity is similar to the classic Oh Deer simulation with a roadrunner and coyote twist. This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments includes two simulation activities in which students
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$3.40
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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
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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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Natural Resources: Surface Mining for Coal NGSS 4 ESS3-1: Earth and Human Activities Written and Illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier In this series of activities/assessments students simulate mining coal using chocolate chip cookies.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
4 ratings
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Natural Resources: Design a Dam NGSS 4 ESS3-1: Earth and Human Activities Written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier. In this series of activities/assessments students simulate what happens to the environment when a dam is
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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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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