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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
$3.00
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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
109 ratings
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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
$4.00
98 ratings
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Turn your students into an active ecosystem. This activity is similar to the classic Oh Deer simulation with a roadrunner and coyote twist. This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments includes two simulation activities in which students
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$3.40
73 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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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
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
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Students explore bird beaks and feet in a series of activities to learn about adaptations that help birds survive in their environments. In the first activity, students brainstorm about bird characteristics in order to assess students' prior
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.75
60 ratings
4.0
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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
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By Science and Kids
Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to create activities designed to help students learn the characteristics of the sun.The sun is the major source of energy for the earth. Why does it shine? What makes it glow? Have your students
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
$3.25
41 ratings
4.0
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Get your students thinking critically with this lesson that has them comparing the physical characteristics of the moon to the physical characteristics of Earth. In the first lesson, students brainstorm about the earth and the moon, then use the
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$2.50
46 ratings
4.0
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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
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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
29 ratings
4.0
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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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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
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
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
Next Generation Science Standards Performance Assessment Grade 5 3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$3.95
21 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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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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