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By Science and Kids
Get rolling with a science energy study. In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students use bouncing, flashing, balls to observe forms of energy including mechanical, electrical, sound, light, and heat. Students use the Energy Concept Map
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.8
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By Science and Kids
Sound is all around! This activity’s focus is the scientific skill of observing to introduce the concept of sound energy as vibration of matter. The lesson includes a What do You Know writing page, a student recording sheet, teacher instructions,
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
208 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Have your students carefully listening and classifying sounds as loud or soft, high pitched or low pitched as they drop common objects on a desk top. The science process skill of classifying is critical for the understanding of later more
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.85
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By Science and Kids
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
$3.50
146 ratings
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By Science and Kids
This is a one day activity using water and a sugar cube to have students observe physical properties and changes in matter. The investigation guides them through steps of observation, then they must write about what they observed and what they
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.50
108 ratings
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By Science and Kids
In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe and describe objects that are moving and identify the force (a push or a pull or both) that make the objects
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
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By Science and Kids
The lessons in this packet help students use the scientific practices to learn disciplinary core ideas. The 9 lessons listed below are designed to engage students in using scientific practices to learn about sound energy. Each lesson emphasizes
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
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By Science and Kids
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
$4.50
109 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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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The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What happens when materials vibrate?” Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.8
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By Science and Kids
In this series of two lessons, primary students continue to investigate force (push and pull) and motion by learning about the force of gravity and how it affects balance. In the first lesson, students are introduced to the concept of gravity, play
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.25
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By Science and Kids
This packet is also included in the Magnet Bundle of 3 lessons on TPT at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Magnet-Bundle-Grade-3-NGSS-Forces-and-Interactions-1479945 Physical Science 2-3 NGSS - Motion and Stability: Forces and
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.50
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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
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By Science and Kids
In this performance assessment, students use tools and materials to design and build a device to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Students build a string telephone and investigate how sound travels through the device. Students are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, W.1.7, W.1.8
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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
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By Science and Kids
This is a classic Dancing Raisin Activity with a twist! All ages are fascinated with the movement of raisins in soda. But what about other objects? What does it have to do with buoyancy? Raisins are denser than the liquid in the soda, so initially
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$1.60
29 ratings
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By Science and Kids
This series of activities/assessments By Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier address NGSS 3-PS2-1 on Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces
Subjects:
Science, Other (ELA), Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.5a
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By Science and Kids
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
30 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
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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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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