# Science and Kids

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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
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
\$3.40
73 ratings
4.0
Science Assessment Activities for Primary provides your students nine challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier use
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Science
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
\$5.75
38 ratings
4.0
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
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
\$2.25
29 ratings
3.9
Science Assessment Activities for Primary Level 3 provides your students 15 challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Science
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
\$4.70
27 ratings
4.0
Have a heart! Students gather data from their own pulse rates from four exercises and create a graph to show the results. They also must analyze and interpret the data to explain their differing heart rates. A scoring rubric is provided for the
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Anatomy
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
\$2.00
18 ratings
4.0
Students measure and graph mass/weight in order to gather evidence to make a claim that regardless of the type of physical change that occurs, matter is not created or destroyed and mass/weight is conserved. 5-PS1-2 Measure and graph quantities
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Physical Science
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
5.MD.C.4, W.5.8
\$2.80
13 ratings
4.0
How can you group dinosaurs and then communicate about them? Students observe pictures or models of different dinosaurs and then group them to make a graph that communicates their understanding. This is lesson 3 in a series that explores dinosaurs
Subjects:
Graphing, Science
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
\$1.50
17 ratings
4.0
Science Assessment Activities for Primary provides your students nine challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier use
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Science
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
\$6.25
22 ratings
3.9
NGSS 2-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions This series of activities/assessments address NGSS 2-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions: 2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Physical Science
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10, W.2.1
\$3.75
6 ratings
4.0
Use pea pods, green beans, or peanuts to have your students predict in the real world. Then build a histogram of results. Have your students apply the scientific practice of prediction. This is lesson six in a series of nine lessons that explores
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Science
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
\$1.25
8 ratings
4.0
Description Classifying is the grouping or sequencing of objects or events according to a recognized scheme, based on observations and/or estimating and measuring. Grouping objects is a way of imposing order based on similarities, differences, and
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Writing
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, W.1.3, W.1.8
\$3.80
1 rating
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

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.