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DBQs (document-based questions) are currently the Holy Grail for educators. Enclosed are three DBQs to be used at three different times in the year, to assess progress. The topics mirror the traditional Earth Science curriculum (Geology,
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
DBQs, Assessment, Rubrics
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HELP!! George Newman has just been abducted by an alien from within our Solar System. The crime was committed in such haste that several pieces of evidence have been left behind. Since your client is one of the few non-resident aliens around, he is
Subjects:
Astronomy, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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Science Questions for Asimov's The Last Question Questions for Reg Ed and Modified. Includes key The story can easily be found online and in story collections. Another amazing option is to share the full-cast reading of the story on The
Subjects:
Astronomy, Critical Thinking, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia
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Using relative density information, students determine the behaviors of different materials during an oil spill.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Homework
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Students will visit 8 stations to explore different properties of density. This comes between metric measurement and the density laboratory investigation. May take 2-3 days to complete. Skills needed to be successful on the lab are fostered in this
Subjects:
Measurement, Word Problems, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
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Clifford Simak's short story about the crash landing of an alien life form is an excellent resource to illustrate characteristics of life (as we know it). Compelling, sweet and sad, this story will engage middle school children and encourage them to
Subjects:
Biology, General Science, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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Brin is one of the premier current hard science fiction writers. The story is sophisticated and challenging, touching on many of the controversial elements of virology. After reading the story and researching viruses, students will be able to
Subjects:
Biology, Health, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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Science Fiction Creature Feature was created for and used as a two-class period learning and assessment task for a seventh grade Life Science unit called “Structured for Survival.” It can stand alone or use additional creatures from classic scifi
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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Students will read the story "Photosynthesis" by James Hartley after learning about biomes and adaptation. With these tools, they will extrapolate the evolution of photosynthetic post-humans. the story can be found here:
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Biology, Environment
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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Put the concept of density into practice by expressing the relationship mathematically.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
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Culminating lab after a 1-2 week introduction to the concept of density which should include practice, discovery, math problems, measuring, and use of equipment including graduated cylinders, triple beam balances, water displacement, and mass/volume
Subjects:
Measurement, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
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Students read the H.G. Wells story, "The Stolen Bacillus" after a week of learning about laboratory safety in the classroom (daily plans included). After reading the story, students examine classroom for safety issues.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Minilessons
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Bradbury's short story All Summer in a Day is a well-known peak under the clouds of his imagined wet and stormy Venus. Students will use their understanding of Venus to compare and contrast the real and imagined Venus, as well as discuss the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Astronomy, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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Students will use their knowledge of ecosystems to evaluate and catagorize the organisms on the planet Satang, from the short story, "Grandpa," by James Schmitz. Students will create models and/or drawings of the organisms of Sutang, describe a
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Posters
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

16 years of teaching Life & Earth Sciences at the middle school level

MY TEACHING STYLE

Funky, interactive, exploratory, rigorous.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Summa Cum Laude

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Masters in Science Education

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