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These activities introduce the idea of classification of animals. It starts with a team brainstorm session of vertebrate animals. Next, students research the characteristics scientists use to classify the 5 vertebrate groups. The third lesson has
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
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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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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
$7.60
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How do you make a model of a rock? How do the minerals go together? Making models is a high level scientific practice. In this lesson, students make a physical model of the igneous rock, granite with a paper puzzle, compare their model with the real
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
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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
43 ratings
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3-EES3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. [Clarification Statement: Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.7
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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
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How do we hear? What does hearing have to do with sound waves?Have your students use the scientific practice of making models by studying and creating a model of hearing. In this lesson, students make a physical model of the ear with objects that
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.85
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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
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Students have studied dinosaurs and now make their own model of one. They then analyze the model for likes and differences to the real animal. This is lesson 7 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
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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
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NGSS Grade 2 Physical Science Matter and its Interactions 2-PS1-2. Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.* The assessment begins with a
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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Students ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric interactions between two objects not in contact with each other in this assessment and rubric aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The assessment begins with
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
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Science Inquiry Processes are the skills students use to practice science. How can you put these skills into practice? In this packet, there are 9 activity lessons by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier to practice the process skills of science. The
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
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Seeds can be classified by size, shape, color and texture. Have your students practice the scientific skill of classification with seeds at the basic level of touch and sight. This is lesson three in a series of nine that explores seeds at the
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
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In this activity, students practice the scientific inquiry skill of predicting with the sound of beans in opaque containers such as film canisters. First, they listen to the sound of a full container of beans and then one that is ¼ full. Then, as
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.15
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Have your students act as young scientists with this study of seeds. Science with Seeds has 9 lessons that concentrate on practicing science. Each lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for assessment, background content, student recording pages,
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$8.25
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Have your students develop their own classification system for a group of sample shells. The science process skill of classifying is critical for the understanding of later more complicated classification systems. Teacher instructions, scoring
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.15
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Common Core Grade 1 ELA, Math, and Science Performance Practice: Collecting Data Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations. First grade students should be able to: • Record
Subjects:
Math, Science, Writing
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, W.1.2, W.1.8
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$4.85
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Children need to work in the area of nonstandard measurement when they are very young. In this activity, they line up 10 seeds end to end and cut a straw the same length as the seeds. Then they practice the science and math skill of measuring. This
Subjects:
Science, Measurement, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
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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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