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Matter and its properties are investigated through the use of a mystery mixture and its properties. Students must test and decide whether this mixture ( like the famous oobleck) is a solid or a liquid. Detailed instructions for the teacher, scoring
Subjects:
Other (Science), General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Laboratory, Printables
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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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Use this packet to introduce or as a final assessment of the NGSS standard for Grade 4 - Energy. It is also a scaffolded teaching tool of the scientific inquiry process so that step by step, students go from highly teacher directed science
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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Science Inquiry Processes are the skills students use to practice science. How can you teach these skills? In this packet, there are 9 activity lessons by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier to introduce the process skills of science. Each graphic
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
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Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to provide detailed instructions for setting up and using cooperative and collaborative learning groups for science investigations and activities at the intermediate grade levels. Task/role cards,
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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Investigate the mixtures and patterns resulting when gumballs are placed in water. The ingredients in the gumball mix with water to make a solution (sugar and water), a colloid (smaller pigment molecules and water), and a suspension (larger pigment
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
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Investigate how long it takes folded paper flowers with different numbers of petals to unfold when placed in water.This series of activities uses the included paper flower templates to take students through levels of scaffolded inquiry, planning and
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
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This pdf of Power Point slides explains how to use a "fortune telling" fish to illustrate how scaffolded inquiry uses the principles of brain compatible learning. Scaffolded inquiry (Directed, Guided, Connected and Full) provide essential support
Subjects:
Education, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.25
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This document contains the Science Standards for California K,1,2,3,4,5. They are arranged in a concept map, graphic organizer style and can be made into classroom posters.
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
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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