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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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By Science and Kids
Science Activities to teach and Assess the Process Skills of Inquiry offers your students 15 challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities use inexpensive materials and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$8.00
95 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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
$7.25
77 ratings
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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
78 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Get Quaking with these creative hands on lessons about earthquakes and faults! Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier put their talents together to make science fun! This series of 4 lessons uses a paper fault block model to engage students in learning
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.75
61 ratings
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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By Science and Kids
These lessons are also sold individually on TPT site. 1. Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls Introduction In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$7.55
22 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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
$5.75
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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
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By Science and Kids
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
$9.50
20 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Plant and Animal Structures and Processes Use Biomimicry to Design a Solution to a Human Problem Grade 1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.1.7, W.1.8, SL.1.1
$7.00
5 ratings
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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
10 ratings
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By Science and Kids
This is a bundle of NGSS Kindergarten lessons and assessments written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier.NGSS Kindergarten Science The Sun- Observe Effects of Sunlight on Earth’s Surfaces and NGSS Grade K Science Energy: The Sun,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$5.75
4 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This bundle is written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier as lessons/ assessments for Middle School ESS1-1. It includes models of solar and lunar eclipses, models of seasons, and models for phases of the moon. More details are below
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$10.00
2 ratings
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Matter and Its Interactions Planning and carrying out investigations to answer questions or test solutions to problems in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to include investigations that control variables and provide evidence to support
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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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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