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Students develop a conceptual model of the role of gravity on the bodies in the solar system. This addresses NGSS standard MS-ESS1-2. Product includes key with teaching notes and links to supporting websites.
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
8 ratings
3.8
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This works to support NGSS MS-PS4-2. In this standard students are asked to develop a model of the characteristics of waves. This activity supports development of student understanding in creation of that model. Students will use a simulation to
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Webquests, Simulations
$2.50
4 ratings
3.9
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In this Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned simulated lab, students will explore how static electric fields exert force on one another even though they are not in contact. Students will gather evidence through observation and
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory, Simulations
$2.00
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In this activity, students learn to read and interpret map data to understand plate tectonics and make predictions. This scaffolded activity guides students to interpret a complex map of tectonic plates, make observations, construct explanations
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, GATE
$2.50
4 ratings
3.8
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NGSS aligned lesson on MS-ESS1-4. Students explore Earth's geologic history through cupcakes. This is a three day lesson where students plan, construct and dig into cupcakes based on different regions of the U.S. Students will take "core samples"
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Simulations
$4.00
8 ratings
3.9
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Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this second in a series of three Yeast Labs allows students to modify the procedure to insert their own independent and dependent variables. Part of a scaffolded approach to eventually writing
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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In this introduction to the theory of plate tectonics, students role play a conversation between Alfred Wegener and his wife, Elsa. Bringing history alive, students consider the evidence Wegener found and what it means. They also learn about some
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Simulations
$4.00
3 ratings
3.7
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This is a guided lab as part of a series. Students examine yeast for signs of life based on the characteristics of living organisms. In this first lab, students look for the excretion of waste, specifically carbon dioxide using the indicator
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) this lab is third in a series of Yeast Labs where students explore yeast's ability to demonstrate the characteristics of life. In this third lab, yeast as an energy user, students are given the
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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This on-line simulation is a great starter activity for students to understand the mechanics of plate tectonics. Big ideas around density are used to make inferences about varying densities of the Earth's crust and its interaction with the mantle.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Simulations
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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This lesson is meant to introduce students to the characteristics of living organisms by challenging them to determine if a flame is living or nonliving. Through this activity, students learn about the characteristics and use each to examine the
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory
$3.00
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This editable rubric is aligned for any middle level NGSS performance expectation focused on the practice of Analyzing and Interpreting Data. Categories were based off NGSS evidence statements and are general enough to be applicable to any task
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$2.50
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Give your students some scaffolding to help them show their thinking through modeling. This template helps them structure their thinking to show change over time, zoom in to processes, provide explanations, and asking continuing questions. An NGSS
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Rubrics
$2.50
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Use this claim, evidence, reasoning template in the middle school or high school classroom to help students develop their skills at using evidence to support or refute a claim with peer feedback. Can be adapted to any investigation.
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Laboratory, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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4.0
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This powerpoint is meant to accompany, "MS-ESS2-1: Plate Tectonics" case study.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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Meant to complement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this template helps scaffold the investigative design process for students from forming a question through drafting a well-supported and reasoned explanation.
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Scaffolded Notes
$2.75
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching science for 12 years at public, private and international schools. Most of that time has been in grade 7 but I also spent 4 years at the high school level. I love all disciplines of science and have had the great fortune of teaching most in some capacity.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very constructivist. I rarely just tell my students how something works. I love the challenge of designing classroom experiences based on discovery.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification, Early Adolescent Science, awarded in 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MAT, Science and Math Education, Lewis and Clark College, 2001 BA, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 1997

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