The Dappled Xenopus

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By The Dappled Xenopus
This is a simple and effective way to introduce topographic maps. Students will need a variety of colored pencils. This activity was originally created as an intervention for re-teaching purposes. Perfect for students who need visuals for
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
$1.00
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4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This is a great way to visually graph potential and kinetic energy and for students to see the differences between the two. I use one color for potential energy and another color for kinetic energy.
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This is a manipulative activity where students have the opportunity to work in cooperative groups to: View a variety of different topographic maps, learn the different symbols on topographic maps, analyze which maps match up with which land form
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
21 ratings
3.9
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Students gain a better understanding of how humans and/or the environment impacts changes in organic material in the environment through classifying pictures under the following headings: Short Term Changes, Long Term Changes, Caused by Humans,
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Students group cards as either Organic or Inorganic. This can be used as an Engage to see what students may already know, as a teaching tool to help students understand the differences, or as a formative assessment at the end of a unit. The cards
Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
15 ratings
3.9
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By The Dappled Xenopus
A life size HR diagram is a great way to get kids up and moving! Each student is given a star. They have to place their star onto the large HR diagram in the correct location according to magnitude and size. This is a great way to achieve 100%
Subjects:
Astronomy, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity was designed to be used with "Stack n Smile Photo Blocks from One Step Ahead". This activity can also be used as a card game where the stack is face down on the students table, and one student at a time 'draws' a card off the top to
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Students first use organ cards and word cards ("Physical" and "Chemical") to identify what kind of change(s) is taking place at each location of the digestive system. Students receive a handout of the human digestive system. In each of the parts
Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity consists of a blank HR Diagram that kids can use to create an HR Diagram. Students will need colored pencils and a copy of the two handouts. In each corner of the diagram, students will write if the stars are Hot/ Cool and if they
Subjects:
Astronomy, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
TEKS 6.6A and supporting 8th grade. Colorful and easy match-up activity. Students will match properties such as: high luster, low malleability, great conductors, locations on the periodic table, and has a low amount of valence electrons to a
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
2 ratings
3.9
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity was designed to be used with "Stack n Smile Photo Blocks from One Step Ahead". This activity can also be used as a card game where the stack is face down on the students table, and one student at a time 'draws' a card off the top to
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity is great for students learning about the moon phases. Students will not only shade the moon according to the different phases, but also make a graph of the phases using yellow and black colors to represent the amount of light and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 8th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Students can match the type of energy with the illustration it matches too. This activity is also great for showing energy transfers between several items. For example- Ask your students to create an energy transfer using three different type of
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity was designed to be used with "Stack n Smile Photo Blocks from One Step Ahead". This activity can also be used as a card game where the stack is face down on the students table, and one student at a time 'draws' a card off the top to
Subjects:
Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity was designed to be used with "Stack n Smile Photo Blocks from One Step Ahead". This activity can also be used as a card game where the stack is face down on the students table, and one student at a time 'draws' a card off the top to
Subjects:
Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
TEKS 7.5C and 7.10B (8th grade supporting TEKS) Texas This activity was created to support 7th grade TEKS that may be tested on STAAR. Students will create a food chain and web using the terrestrial and aquatic animals on the cards. Students will
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
This activity was designed to be used with "Stack n Smile Photo Blocks from One Step Ahead". This activity can also be used as a card game where the stack is face down on the students table, and one student at a time 'draws' a card off the top to
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Students will match up the vocabulary with the definition using the flashcards. Copy on card stock and in color. Cut out blocks and place into baggies. In groups of 2-4, students will sort the cards to demonstrate their knowledge on moon and tide
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Texas- 8.10A and C This activity will help kids understand the basic environmental conditions necessary for a hurricane to form. It also exhibits the anatomy of a hurricane and includes the sun's role in ocean convection currents, winds, and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
1 rating
3.7
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By The Dappled Xenopus
Students will categorize descriptions and bight colorful pictures as either a Nebula, Star, or Galaxy/ Universe. This activity includes a student chart handout and answer key. I recommend copying the cards on cardstock and in color. Texas TEKS
Subjects:
Astronomy, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 12 Years as a 8-12 grade science teacher, 2 years as a Science Specialist at ESC Region 12 in Waco, Texas, 5 years as a Science Instructional Coach 6-12. I have spent 2 years as a HS Assistant Principal. In 2014 I graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)- dissertation in Science Curriculum- Instructional Strategies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructive Theory (Making connections from prior knowledge to new knowledge though a hands-on approach). All of my activities promote high collaboration and communication. Excellent for all learners including English Language Learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month Educator of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS- Hollins University (Roanoke, VA)- Biology M.Ed- Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX)- Edu. Administration Ed.D- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX)- Leadership and Administration in Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a consultant curriculum writer with STEMscopes (Accelerate Learning) I also create and write lessons for individualized interventions based on student needs (in Science) and deliver a wide variety of professional development

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