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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
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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
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students are introduced to a technique used to create maps of the ocean floor - bathymetric maps. Bathymetric maps show depths of landforms below sea level. Students create a model of underwater
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$2.25
29 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Get into spring any time of the year by growing plants from seed. Have your students apply the scientific practice of investigating. This is lesson nine in a series that explores seeds at the primary level. It includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.25
26 ratings
3.9
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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
$1.25
20 ratings
3.9
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Investigate the mixtures and patterns resulting when gumballs are placed in water. The ingredients in the gumball mix with water to make a solution (sugar and water), a colloid (smaller pigment molecules and water), and a suspension (larger pigment
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$4.50
19 ratings
4.0
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The Phenomenal Pumpkin Problem is an activity rich in Math, Language Arts, and Science. For years, teachers have opened pumpkins for their students during the Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons. This adds to the experience with a study booklet and
Subjects:
Math, Science, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$1.15
15 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
NGSS Grade 3 Motion and Stability Forces and Interactions Predicting Patterns of Motion Investigations This is an updated, aligned, improved, and integrated version of Investigating Pushes and Pulls by Science and Kids. In this activity, students
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.8, MP5
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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Investigate how long it takes folded paper flowers with different numbers of petals to unfold when placed in water.This series of activities uses the included paper flower templates to take students through levels of scaffolded inquiry, planning and
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$2.20
14 ratings
4.0
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Forces and Interactions Investigate Forces with Pushes and Pulls This is an NGSS aligned and improved version of Introduction to Pushes and Pulls for Kindergarten by Science and Kids. In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, primary
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.25
6 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Originally created by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier for an NSTA presentation, this activity is now offered for all grade levels. Many of the NGSS standards can be applied in this STEM challenge and all are listed on the cover and in the TE.
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Next Generation Science Standards Performance Assessment Lessons-Energy 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4 In this series of activities, students work in teams to engage in the engineering process to design and build a model passive solar house. They test their
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.75
2 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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