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By Sunshine STEM
⭐⭐NOW IN PRINT OR GOOGLE SLIDES! Complete fossil unit aligned with NGSS with best-selling FOSSIL STATIONS! Explore the world of fossils with your students in a fun and engaging way with All About Fossils! Students will enjoy learning about fossils
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.7
$8.00
56
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By Sunshine STEM
⭐Now with a Google Slide option! Six engaging stations take your students on a journey to learn about the predictable patterns of the earth, moon, and stars! Each station has an interesting informational text to give students background information
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.5.9
$4.50
27
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By Sunshine STEM
During the 1930's, people viewed wolves as dangerous and destructive animals and sought to remove them from Yellowstone National Park. This three-part informational text takes students on a journey from the wolves removal in the 1930s to their
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4...
$3.00
26
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By Sunshine STEM
Now digital or print! Students will be introduced to the scientific phenomena of why whales are mammals and not fish in this fun and engaging activity! This activity is broken down into two parts. Supports science and ELA standards!Part One -
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1d, W.5.2e, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1e, W.7.1, W.7.1a...
$3.50
$3.00
18
Digital Download PDF (6.45 MB)
By Sunshine STEM
A highly engaging NGSS aligned unit covering natural selection and adaptations. Students will enjoy the interesting reading passages based on scientific phenomena that are given as a central theme to each lesson. Reading comprehension questions are
Subjects:
General Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3...
$8.00
21
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By Sunshine STEM
6 amazing units covering 5th-grade NGSS! Each unit includes lesson plans, activities, stations, poster projects, assessments, daily warm-ups and so much more! Everything you need to teach science for months ALL IN ONE PLACE! Very little prep and
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.6, RI.5.8
$75.00
$67.00
7
Bundle
By Sunshine STEM
Engaging informational text about animals' amazing senses! Students begin by sketching each of the five senses and how humans use these senses to survive. Next, students read an informational text before identifying a familiar animal with an
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.2
$3.00
18
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By Sunshine STEM
⭐⭐ Now print OR Google Slides!! This resource is included in Matter and its Interactions complete unit!This resource is all you need to cover NGSS 5-PS1-3; Make observations and measurements to identify substances based on their properties! Fun and
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$5.00
21
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By Sunshine STEM
⭐⭐ Now in print OR Google Slides! Complete NGSS aligned unit covering 5-ESS2! Print and go packet includes everything you need with very little prep and materials! Save yourself time while engaging your students in NGSS with this amazing resource!
Subjects:
Math, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, MP2, MP4
$15.00
12
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By Sunshine STEM
This amazing two unit bundle covers the extensive 3-LS4 performance expectations! NOW WITH COMPLETE LESSON PLANS!The first unit covers;3-LS4-1 - Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in
Subjects:
Math, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.4.1, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b...
$16.00
$15.00
5
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By Sunshine STEM
Students are delighted to learn about the sun and how it affects Earth's surface! Each student receives a booklet with easy-to-follow activities for each of the PowerPoint presentation slides that the teacher projects. After each page of the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
14
Digital Download ZIP (12.24 MB)
By Sunshine STEM
Four amazing units in one resource! Highly engaging units cover natural selection and adaptations, fossils, plant and animal life cycles and animal groupings. Students will enjoy the interesting reading passages based on scientific phenomena which
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$27.00
$22.00
8
Bundle
By Sunshine STEM
Engineering Design is a full NGSS unit covering all three K-2-ETS1 standards and completely designed for beginner engineers! This interactive unit is engaging and fun for you and your little engineers. This product is all you need to cover all
Subjects:
General Science, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$8.00
7
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By Sunshine STEM
⭐⭐ Now in print OR Google Slides! Complete NGSS-aligned unit covering 5-ELS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics! Print and go packet includes everything you need with very little prep or materials! Just print and begin! Complete lesson
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RI.5.8
$15.00
5
Digital Download PDF (32.29 MB)
By Sunshine STEM
This engaging and fun unit introduces students to the four layers of earth and plate tectonics! Your class will use the 24 slide presentation as a guide which uses bold, colorful pictures and diagrams to teach students about each layer inside the
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (11.56 MB)
By Sunshine STEM
Students dive into the engaging informational text about Charles Darwin's journey to the Galapagos Islands where he found evidence of adaptation and evolution! Reading passage gives students background information about Darwin and the creatures he
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.5.1...
$3.00
9
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By Sunshine STEM
An engaging unit that covers NGSS 3-LS2, Ecosystems: Interactions, energy, and dynamics. Students learn about the reasons why animals form groups before reading four short informational texts about animals that form groups for different reasons.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Rubrics, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.6, RI.3.9, W.3.1, W.3.1a, W.3.1b, W.3.1c, W.3.1d, W.3.2c, W.3.2d
$5.00
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By Sunshine STEM
All three resources in this bundle are hands on and very engaging. Students will enjoy analyzing, researching and applying concepts of evolution in each resource. 1st Resource - Whale Evolution ***Best Seller***Students will be introduced to the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3
$8.50
$7.00
5
Bundle
By Sunshine STEM
A fun and engaging way for students to understand the difference between mass and weight using a rock as an example! Students first read the informational text describing the differences between mass and weight. Next, the rock takes a trip to each
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.50
9
Digital Download PDF (2.70 MB)
By Sunshine STEM
Give your students a complete introduction to engineering and the engineering design process in a fun and engaging way! Students are introduced to engineering before choosing a branch of engineering to research. Guided research is provided with
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Lesson
$5.00
10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught all levels of 8th-grade science for 13 years. I am now in my fifth year teaching gifted and talented students from 1st to 5th grade. I also have extensive training in NGSS through the New Jersey Department of Education as well as the Utah Partnership.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Through my experience as a science teacher, I find that if I am excited about what I am teaching, my students are as well! Hands on, creative lessons maximize student engagement and learning. Let's have some fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2021 Awarded PLC leader in 2011 Became honors teacher 2009

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor's in Environmental Science. I received a Masters of Science degree from American Military University in Environmental Policy and Management.

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