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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
111 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students work cooperatively to assemble an ancient creature from its bones (made from paper). The fossil bones are of the same size as the real S. Crassiostris discovered in a limestone quarry. Students act as paleontologists to then infer the food
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
134 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
How did dinosaurs become fossils? Have students observe pictures that represent the long term steps of fossil creation and predict and learn the order. This is lesson 4 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.75
108 ratings
3.9
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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
4.0
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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
83 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students love to learn about themselves. Use this short study of observable variation of hereditary traits to engage your students to collect, analyze, and interpret relevant data. They then use that data as evidence to construct explanations.
Subjects:
Applied Math, Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
80 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have students work on the scientific practice of classification with dinosaur cards and sorting activities. This is lesson 2 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.10
48 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
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
45 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Students practice their skills of problem solving and measurement with sound. Students are challenged to cut 4 straws so that each straw is of a different length. They use the straws to make a pitch pipe instrument, then order the straws by pitch
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Measurement, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.15
46 ratings
4.0
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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
43 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Dig into Dinosaurs! Students participate in a fossil dig, acting like real paleontologists. Using tools like spoons, paint brushes and toothpicks, students unearth fossils that you have buried, then place them in a small museum for viewing. This is
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.75
34 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have your students practice the science process skill of inferring with rocks. In this lesson, students are given a sample rock. They are asked to observe its properties and compare their observations to descriptions of metamorphic, igneous, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
40 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
What is a dinosaur? Students use two paper models of dinosaurs to generate a list of characteristics, After comparing the differences and similarities, they create a definition of dinosaurs. This is lesson 8 in a series that explores dinosaurs and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.75
36 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In this activity, students conduct and design investigations of objects moving at different speeds to compare the change of an object’s motion and shape before and after a collision. They first compare an empty can to full can rolling down a ramp
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.90
26 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Turn your students into audio engineers as they participate in this game of sound production. This activity provides students with a chance to practice communicating skills using sound. Students work as partners in a group of four to draw a card of
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This performance assessment is designed for Grade 1 Physical Science 4-3 Light Energy Next Generation Science Standards: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies Transformation 1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.75
27 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
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
21 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students observe patterns to plan and conduct an investigation to classify fabric samples in this assessment and rubric aligned to the *Next Generation Science Standards. The assessment begins with a whole class review of the properties of matter
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10
$1.75
23 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students make a life size pattern of themselves, then use that and other nonstandard forms of measurement to measure the actual sizes of dinosaurs. This is lesson 5 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.50
17 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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