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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
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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
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Matter and Its Interactions: Mystery Mixtures NGSS Grade 5: Matter and Its Interactions 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. Students make observations and use measurements to explore 5
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
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In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students begin with a brainstorming activity designed to reveal their conceptions and possible misconceptions about energy. Then an Energy Concept Map is provided to review energy concepts. Next,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$3.50
5 ratings
3.8
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These activities can be used for a jump into STEM or introduction to Science Fair. To start, students make a simple catapult using an instruction sheet, craft sticks, rubber bands, and a plastic spoon. Then students launch a small, safe projectile
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$3.75
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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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