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By Science Rocks with Smalley
The CHOCOLATE CONDUCTION LAB is newly UPDATED with FREE EXTRAS! This Hands-On, Self-Directed, Action LAB--allows students to explore how HEAT moves by CONDUCTION using chocolate chips, aluminum foil, and a hot plate. NO OPEN FLAME! That’s why I
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.89
$2.31
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Newly UPDATED with 5 FREE EXTRAS! This Hands-On, Self-Directed, Action LAB--allows students to explore the relationship between Potential and Kinetic Energy using a folded origami FROG! This is one of my students' favorite labs, and helps them
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Printables
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
This is a fun LAB for teaching Elements and Compounds! First, students will identify what COLOR candy (either gumdrops or jelly beans work well) each ELEMENT will be in your models. Then, they will look at the compounds and molecules (such as
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
$2.00
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Use this activity and let the kids teach themselves about CELLS!! My writing guides them through two websites and their amazing interactive cell models. First, comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences between Prokaryotic and
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Your kids will love learning HOW to correctly follow the Scientific Method while completing their OWN chosen Paper Airplane Experiment! This LAB has 3 options for them to choose from in designing their INVESTIGATION-- and then leads them through
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Printables
$2.99 $0.99
$0.79
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Here is a great way to have some hands-on practice with reading and analyzing both Distance-Time(aka:PositionTIme) and Speed-Time Graphs and Matching them to possible Story Cards of the MOTION they show. These CARDs can be used in SO MANY WAYS!
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.25
$1.80
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
INCLUDES: 20+ serious Science files WARNING: NOT cutesy- fluff for notebooks, and NOT tons of pages to copy for each activity! 3 Hands-ON ActionLABs and several small-group Action ACTivities! INCLUDED:*GOALS4Week Sheet (editable) with Preteach
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$9.99 $6.99
$5.59
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
THIS IS MY STUDENTS FAVORITE LAB!! I have high-schoolers come back to visit me who ask, "Do you remember when we did Shrinky Dinkies?? It was SOOO GREAT! and now I'm in the Advanced Science Program at the Academy!" I have always done this during my
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
This Force & Motion WebQuest uses the awesome Interactive Amusement Park at learner.org to point out and analyze the Forces involved in causing the Motion and Thrills on several rides at the Park: the Rollercoaster, Carousel, Pirate Ship, and
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Just as forensic chemists and CSIs test unknown crime samples of skin, hair, paint, and strange substances from crime scenes in real life, your students will try to use both Physical and Chemical Properties and CHANGES to identify 5(five) similar
Subjects:
Chemistry, Other (Science), Forensics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
CHOICE BOARDS are a great way to ELABORATE a concept, and this Board will give you three(3) weeks of no-nonsense, but CREATIVE & FUN activities! Never have a moment where kids say, "I'm DONE! What do I do now?" Work on your Choice Board
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
ALL the Choice BOARDs you'll EVER NEED! Choice BOARDs provide AUTHENTIC learning and work with VOCABULARY TERMS and the rigorous Science CONTENT we are responsible for-- and students LOVE completing them! You can actually SEE kids jumping up
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Interactive Notebooks
$35.41 $28.33
$22.66
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Students LOVE doing CHOICE BOARD PRODUCTS! They can create them on basic copy paper or complete them ONLINE and SHARE them to you. They involve HIGH ORDER THINKING SKILLS like Synthesis and Analysis of new Science Content, in this case, Layers of
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
The students will NEVER forget whether something is balanced or unbalanced after this LAB! Do this LAB individually, in Partners, or TEAMS-- but the challenge is fantastic-- build a structure with a limited number pieces of spaghetti and masking
Subjects:
Physics, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Printables
$2.50
$2.00
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
This always feel like an afterthought to teach--oh yeah-- the Elements in the 4 Spheres of Earth! Well, let's combine it with the trouble students have getting information and DATA from text and graphics! Here it is--Elements in Earth's 4 Spheres
Subjects:
Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Other (Science)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
$2.00
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
Enjoy physical and chemical CHANGES without any mess or danger-- safely inside a baggie! This is the perfect LAB for your Physical vs Chemical CHANGES in Matter UNIT-- it involves some great combinations which produce changes in temperature, the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
SCIENCE REVOLUTION! A great new way to DO Science in Stations! FORCE, MOTION, calculating Average SPEED & Motion GRAPHS SET WARNING: This is not cutesy fluff, it is REAL SCIENCE CONTENT for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students, learning the basics
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$8.99 $7.99
$6.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
This is a fantastic way to get some actual Self-Directed LEARNING into your Plate Tectonics Unit! Students are tasked with labeling the Major PLATES on a World MAP, (or Differentiate for ESL/Special Needs students by giving them the MAP with the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
$2.39
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
I realize that this LAB exists all over the place, but my version is simple and follows the Scientific Method. The student sheets have them collecting measurement DATA on each object and liquid first, before layering them in the cylinder. I also
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.49
$1.99
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By Science Rocks with Smalley
This is a lab where students can explore Thermal Energy transfer right in front of them! A little hot and cold water, food coloring, and test tubes and you have convection! Students get to enjoy using those little glass tubes they've been told
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$2.50 $1.99
$1.59
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20+ years in the classroom! Where has the time gone?? :( Had to retire due to Disability, a flare of my rare autoimmune disease knocked me down and I'm still trying to get back up consistently. Not a day goes by that I don't miss my classroom! 8 years- Conroe ISD in Texas--Bozman Elementary, 6th Science, ESL, GT, PASS--DistrictWide Presenter Teaching Science as Inquiry--2015, 10 years-- FortWorthISD--Western Hills Elementary-- 3rd Grade, Lead Science Teacher, Grade Level Chair, and District CURRICULUM-Writer: 3rd Grade Science (complete year's Science Curriculum and Training for Teachers), 1st grade ESL FWISD Science Training Leader 3 years--Dallas Public Schools--2nd Grade ESL-Sam Houston Elementary, 3rd Grade-RL Thornton Elementary, AC and Graduate Program wTWU, long-term Sub 2nd self-contained, Cowart Elementary, long-term sub 2nd, self-contained, Withers Elementary Marketing Director--Five Star Foods Inc. 8 yrs Product Placement Manager --Nickelodeon's Wild n Crazy KIDS, Woody Fraser Productions, Burbank, CA

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love an active learning environment! I love it when the kids can't wait to come to my class everyday! I love hands-on ActionLABs in TEAMS or Partners! Kids learn by DOING best. I think GAMEs are a great way to study and learn while also having FUN and getting that natural competitive nature to work in academics! My Units have several ActionLABs, at least 2, usually 3 or 4, and a few SORTs or GAMES, including my Vocab MatchUP Race and Cards that the students look forward to every week. I always have a Choice BOARD going for every content SuperSET or 2-3 weeks. They help with Differentiation, Vocabulary development, and are very STEAM for my creative and high level kiddos. I have developed a NO PAPERS CLASSROOM, which only benefits the kids, as they are completely responsible for their grade.I will not allow them to fail, either. They must correct TESTs for half-the-points-back and show their PROOF for credit. This way, they learn from their mistakes-- which is what we want anyway, right? They'll see those questions, or similar ones, again on Benchmarks and End of Year TESTs and must be prepared! This attacks what they do not know head-on. Then, they will prepare by making a QandA style GAME from the Study Guide I give them that has sample ASSESSMENT style questions on them. We must teach them to study before they get to High School and have no clue! I love getting kids excited for Science and seeing them grow up and attend our District's Science Academies in High School-- or seeing them being well-adjusted and successful in whatever they choose, but remember that learning can be AWESOME--- from my class, of course! I feel it my duty to help rally the next generation of Scientists in America, and even if they don't choose it as a career, they have a life-long love of curiosity and asking questions--just as Einstein did. Check out TSTA.org for ways to help prepare our kiddos for the future! Science ROCKS-- hopefully you find--with Smalley! --AND YOU! I promise my products will help you---ROCK THE SCIENCE IN YOUR CLASSROOM!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Who's Who of America's Teachers Science Curriculum Writer FWISD and Teacher Trainer-- 3rd grade Science, 1st grade ESL Science Teacher Excellence Awards (25+) Rainwater Environmental Grant Curriculum Trainer of TEACHERS, LEAD Science Teacher MOST requested Teacher at my school for the past 7 years

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Southern California--Major: Business/Marketing, Minor: George Lucas School of Cinema-Television Texas Women's University-18 graduate hours in Early Childhood, Psycholinguistics, ESL Methods

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Love my family-- keeping up with both of them is a challenge! My husband is a work--hockey--off-short boat - a-hol-ic. My beautiful daughter is a Senior! Love my rescued kitties, Emmy, Puss in Boots, and Zulu and my border collie, Pepper, found at MCAS.

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