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In this activity, students practice calculating net force and classifying examples as balanced or unbalanced. For each example, they (1) identify the direction (same or opposite) that the main forces are acting on the object, (2) the method to
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Students describe energy transformations that are occurring within sentences. They underline the key word or phrase that indicates the energy changing into a different form. Then, they fill in boxes to complete the transformation using one of the
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Students review methods of heat transfer - conduction, convection, and radiation - by classifying each picture. Use as an assessment for learning, a guided review, or just practice.
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Copy these energy transformation cards double sided for a great tool to enrich energy transformations. Students can teach, review and quiz each other using these common energy transformation cards. Then, students have additional practice by
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In this activity, students identify the difference in temperature between two objects by identifying one as the hotter and one as the colder. Then, they draw an arrow to indicate the flow of thermal energy between the two objects. Finally, they
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Use this activity as a way to practice graphing motion on a distance time graph. Students read each eight different scenarios and graph the motion for each one in a different color on the graph.
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Students practice creating energy transformation chains by cutting pictures and pasting them. They will also identify the form of energy for each picture and write an explanation for the transformation. Teacher key also provided.
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For each example provided, students calculate the net forces acting on the object. Then, they identify if the forces acting are balanced or unbalanced. Finally, they identify the change in speed and/or direction of the object due to the forces
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Use this cut and paste activity to review how energy transforms from one form to another. Students first cut and paste the pictures into sets of three to show how energy flows. Then, they classify each picture as one of the main energy forms. Forms
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Thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern - always from a region of higher temperatures to a region of lower temperatures. In this activity, students practice writing content as they describe, in different real life scenarios, how heat moves in
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Students compare potential and kinetic energy by using the factors of mass and height (potential) and mass and speed (kinetic) to determine amount of potential and/or kinetic energy present in various examples.
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This is an introduction to calculating speed that requires students to break down the process. They must identify the distance and time, then plug each into the formula for speed before calculating their answer. This process helps students build
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Students collect notes on the three types of thermal energy transfer - conduction, convection, and radiation. Each type has a rhyme to remember it by, the matter it travels through, a definition, and a picture to label for each thermal energy
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Students observe every day energy transformation by completing or observing simple activities.They record their observations and then use these observations to create the chain of energy transformations that are occurring.
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Students practice calculating speed using distance and time variables from a graph. Each question divides the process up into steps to help build a habit for students.
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Students identify the forms of energy present in pictures - gravitational, elastic, nuclear, chemical, mechanical, electrical, radiant, thermal, or sound. They will notice that most pictures include more than one form of energy as energy is
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Students classify examples of potential energy based on the images provided. This cut and paste activity can be used as guided practice in the explore phase of a lesson, additional practice, or as an assessment of student knowledge of potential
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Students practice identifying organisms by using a dichotomous key. This simple dichotomous key is a great intro to classification. It uses pug cartoon drawings as the organisms and classifies them into Genus Puggie, each with a unique species name.
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Students complete a chart to identify the characteristics used by scientists to classify living things into Domains and further into Kingdoms. (Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia). Classification based on level of
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Students create a puzzle organizing the characteristics used to classify all living things into one of the six recognized kingdoms - level of organization (unicellular or multicellular), type of cells (prokaryotic or eukaryotic), energy intake
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Eleven years as a classroom teacher of science at the middle school level. My passion is lesson design and planning engaging activities to keep kids constantly hungry for my content.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactive - constantly moving physically and mentally.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Rookie Teacher of the Year, Selected as part of district team to create curriculum, activities and assessments for middle school science.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Biology from Sam Houston State University, Alternatively certified to teach middle school science through Region IV

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Passionate about my family, teaching, crossfit,being creative, growing as a person, and helping others.

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