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Students will read a short passage about acids and bases then complete a variety of tasks over the content found within the passage. This handout is a great way to introduce the new topic or serve as a review. I recently used it to remediate a
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Students will practice writing "If-Then" hypotheses from scientific questions with this activity. Developing hypotheses from scientific questions can be difficult for middle school level students. This activity will allow them the practice they
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This review game is so fun! Students will love competing against their classmates as they practice counting atoms in this classic WAR card game...with a little twist. Students will turn over one card at a time in hopes of playing a card with the
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Students will love trying to be the first to escape the classroom with this challenge! Some knowledge of the periodic table is required...recognizing atomic number and symbol using the periodic table. This activity includes clues, puzzles, and
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Students will show what they know about simple machines with this review worksheet. There's a great simple machines video on Youtube that my students love to watch when we are learning about simple machines and Newton's Laws: Science Court! We
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Students will use clues to discover the pH values of a variety of objects. Clues could be handed to each group (for a quicker activity) or taped around the classroom (for more of a challenge). Students will work together to assign each item a pH
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Students will cut out and paste statements describing vascular plants, nonvascular plants, and both types of plants then place the statements on a Venn diagram. This can be used as a great assessment or study aid for interactive notebooks.
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Be the FIRST 2 ESCAPE in this "Escape Room" challenge. Students will need great critical thinking skills in order to solve a variety of clues, riddles, and puzzles. Who will be the first group to unlock the classroom door? Students should
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This worksheet is a great review and assessment for students learning all about the pH scale and the properties of acids and bases. Be sure to check out the preview! Students will be asked to answer questions about acids and bases, compare and
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Students will learn about the law of conservation of mass with this PowerPoint. Also included are the directions for a law of conservation of mass lab. During this lab investigation, students will measure the mass of the reactants, conduct the
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Use stations to review before a test! Students will complete seven different tasks with this lesson. Types of waves can be a simple topic to teach. This activity will allow students to be engaged while they move around the room completing
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This is a great activity to use to make sure students can identify the GENUS name and the SPECIES name in an organism's binomial nomenclature. It gets students up and moving around. They will love guessing the scientific names of animals. This
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Students will use their inquiry skills to work through the scientific method in order to investigate if the location of taste buds has anything to do with taste. There is a student response sheet to go along with this activity. Students will love
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This is a higher-order thinking activity for sure! Guided Imagery activities are used to help with reading comprehension. In this activity, students will read passages as a small group. As they read the text, they will be required to draw a
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This is a great worksheet where students can show you they can differentiate between elements and compounds. It can be used as a homework assignment, independent practice, or assessment. Be sure to check out the preview!
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Students will review the functions, parts, and specific facts of each of the 11 body systems found within the human body by completing this short answer review worksheet. This handout can be used as a thorough review or as an assessment. If it's
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Students will review the law of conservation of mass, counting atoms, physical and chemical changes, and balancing equations before they learn the differences between exothermic and endothermic reactions with this PowerPoint presentation. There are
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This handout (reading passage) will allow students to learn about the different types of chemical reactions as they read through a love story that serves as a metaphor for the elements in the reactions. Afterwards, students will complete questions,
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Students will practice identifying Bohr models as ions or neutral atoms with this activity. There are seven pictures included in this activity that can be hung up all over the room. Students will walk around the identify the pictures as neutral
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This game is so much fun! Students will complete...boys vs. girls...in this game. This is a really fun, engaging review game for the engineering design process. Divide the class into two groups: boys vs. girls. Students will come up two at a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a middle school science teacher for eight years now. I have experience in 7th and 8th grade. I am now the STEM instructor at the middle school level. I also hold the titles of PLC leader, leadership team member, and science department chair.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My lessons are very fast-paced and I have my students moving around a lot. I enjoy having students compete, work in small groups, participate in whole group discussions, participate in hands-on activities, and show their skills through independent tasks. I basically plan my lessons using the following format: Bell work/Hook, Competition, Whole group instruction, Competition, Small group activity, Individual practice, and Closure. I honestly feel like I engage all students. I take pride in the student connections I make each year. My students miss my class the next year.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been named Teacher of the Year. I work at a very high achieving school so this honor means so much to me. I am surrounded by great teachers who are also looking to learn new things.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my degree in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2005.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I didn't originally go to college to be a teacher. I was a pre-med student...but I always had an inner passion to teach. I loved being a student growing up (and still enjoy sitting in a classroom). When I first graduated college, I worked as an Educational Assistant in a high school setting then decided I NEEDED to teach. I soon enrolled into a graduate program on the "alternate license" route. There I was, teaching in an 8th grade classroom with no experience...I mean...didn't even know what a "standard" was...going to grad school at night...coaching softball...and PREGNANT. What a first year! Looking back on it, it seems a lot harder than it really was. For one, I'm a very stubborn person...and two, I love teaching. I can say that I am truly doing what I was born to do. I am a mom, a wife, and a teacher. Life is good.

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