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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
Students practice their skills of problem solving and measurement with sound. Students are challenged to cut 4 straws so that each straw is of a different length. They use the straws to make a pitch pipe instrument, then order the straws by pitch
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Measurement, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.15
46 ratings
4.0
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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
This performance activity is designed as an assessment for Grade 5 Physical Science 1-4 Next Generation Science Standards for Matter and Its Interactions. Three substances (1) sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), (2) calcium chloride, and (3) phenol
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.76
45 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Matter and Its Interactions NGSS Grade 5 Bundle contains the four lesson packets designed to assess the fifth grade Physical Science Standards :PS1-1, PS1-2, PS1-3, PS1-4. Lessons are designed for assessment but are equally strong as use for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.5.8
$8.50
31 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This performance activity is designed as an assessment for Grade 4 Physical Science 4-PS3-3 Next Generation Science Standards for Energy Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.25
40 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Use these 9 activities to engage your students in using the processes of inquiry to discover properties of objects and materials with any items that you determine are easily available, accessible, and appropriate. The authors, Karen Ostlund and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$4.10
40 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Paper Helicopters are a classic science study of forces and interactions- gravity, air resistance, pushes and pulls. Here is a new twist with the steps of Scaffolded Science Inquiry: Explore, Directed, Guided, Connected, and Full Inquiry as an
Subjects:
Measurement, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.9, W.5.1
$5.15
25 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
In this activity, students conduct and design investigations of objects moving at different speeds to compare the change of an object’s motion and shape before and after a collision. They first compare an empty can to full can rolling down a ramp
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.90
26 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$5.75
38 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, primary students analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object using a push or pull. In the first activity/assessment, a Ping-Pong ball is
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.A.2
$2.40
24 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$4.70
27 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students make a life size pattern of themselves, then use that and other nonstandard forms of measurement to measure the actual sizes of dinosaurs. This is lesson 5 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.50
17 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
Engage your students in active construction of ideas and explanations about the world around them. In this activity, students use the scientific practice of observing to discover the characteristics of organisms and structure and function in living
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$1.25
15 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$6.25
22 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
According to The Framework for K-12 Science: "Children are born investigators: In the early years of life, children engage in and develop their own ideas about the physical, biological, and social worlds and how they work and, thus, can engage in
Subjects:
Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$7.25
18 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
In this sequence of six activities/assessments students plan and conduct investigations to describe and classify objects that will interact with clear soda like raisins, which go up and down. They use their observations (data) as evidence to answer
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.70
16 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This lesson packet provides you with 3 student recording pages, teacher background information, procedures and even poetry to help your students study a common organism- the humble roly poly pill bug or its scientific name Isopoda. Students then are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.75
15 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This packet includes 10 NGSS activities/assessments designed to prepare your students for Science Fair. These NGSS activities/assessments use inexpensive paper towels. Each session includes a hands-on NGSS activity/assessment and a minds-on reading.
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$7.50
10 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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