Science with Ms Vaughan

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I used this as a homework assignment after first modeling in class with a different video. You could use it any number of different ways. Good for introducing the basic stages of the Design Cycle at the start of the year and/or to younger students.
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NYS requires students to use a grid slide to find the diameter of the field of view in the microscope, then remove the grid slide and estimate the size of a specimen in comparison. This practice worksheet reviews that skill. Specimens are not to
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Provides a simplified description of what designers do in each of the four main stages of the MYP Design Cycle. Provides space for students to take notes. I used it in my classes to have students analyze how a specific designer in a case study used
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This handout is intended to be used with the following articles from Chem4Kids. I have used it for homework after introducing the topic, but it could be done in class. It includes guidance for students to text-code, a school-wide practice in my
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A lesson I made for Math teachers at my school to participate in Hour of Code while teaching a Common Core aligned lesson. Students use Scratch and learn to code a function machine.
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A lesson for 6th grade math teachers to use for Hour of Code, aligned to Common Core standards. Students use Scratch to learn basic coding and to reinforce their understanding of the coordinate plane.
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I use these handouts by giving each student the lowest level (in this case "DNA Level"). They work at their own pace, and when finished, check their work against answer keys posted in multiple places around the room. They need to re-do or at least
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This assignment is intended to be used with the sites linked below. I have used it as a homework assignment to introduce or after introducing this topic. It incorporates text-coding, a school-wide expectation that we have to help students engage
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This assignment is intended to be used with the Newsela article linked below, which is available at multiple reading levels. I have used it as a homework assignment but it could be used during class. It incorporates text-coding, a school-wide
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This handout goes with this article from Newsela (at different reading levels for different students): https://newsela.com/articles/china-tinypigs/id/12640/ It introduces the idea of gene editing and briefly discusses some of the controversies
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This assignment is intended to be used with the Newsela article linked below, which is available at multiple reading levels. I have used it as a homework assignment but it could be used during class. It incorporates text-coding, a school-wide
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These questions are intended to be used with the article linked below, which is available from Newsela at multiple reading levels. I used it as a homework assignment, but it could be completed in class. It incorporates text-coding, a school-wide
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I use these leveled practice worksheets by posting the answer keys in stations around the room. Students start at the easiest level, check their answers when finished, then move on to the next level. The fourth level is an extension, introducing
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This handout - which I used for homework but which could also be used in class - asks students to watch a YouTube video that shows ten dramatic chemical reactions. Students take notes about each reaction on a graphic organizer, then note what signs
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A basic lab report template appropriate for a wide range of courses and grades. Can be used or adapted for many different experiments. Includes reminder prompts for most sections but assumes that students have some prior understanding of how to
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A basic lab report template appropriate for a wide range of courses and grades. Can be used or adapted for many different experiments. The only scaffolding provided are the section headings and a completely blank data table. Can be used along with
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A basic lab report template appropriate for a wide range of courses and grades. Can be used or adapted for many different experiments. This version is a checklist with the same reminder prompts as my Lab Report Template with Scaffolding
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A basic lab report template appropriate for a wide range of courses and grades. This one includes more scaffolding, especially for the Background and Analysis sections, and is appropriate to use to help all students draft their writing, or to
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Includes four different versions of a basic lab report template, which may be used (or adapted) for various labs at the middle school and high school level. Great for differentiation or to slowly remove scaffolding as your students gain
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I have taught middle school science in NYC schools for more than 10 years. I also taught IB MYP Design Technology for two years, and I've been a department head and coach of Math & Science teachers at the middle & high school levels.

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I set a fast pace and combine notes, practice activities, labs, and more.

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