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Students can work individually or in teams of up to 4 on this lab. By determining mass and volume (using 2 different methods: LXWXH and water displacement method) students determine and compare the densities of various fun-sized candy bars. This lab
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A foldable is a 3-D paper student-created tool that allows kids to record and process new words and concepts in a hands-on, visual and kinesthetic way. This electricity Foldable will enhance the study of units commonly used with electricty: the
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This hands on, interactive, extremely fun lab allows students to determine what objects conduct electricity (conductors) & which ones do not (insulators). It also drives home the concept of how a circuit is made. The materials used are household
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This packet includes detailed step by step instructions and a few simple handouts for your first days of school explaining exactly how to lay out a tried and true, tweaked-to-perfection classroom management system. Developed by Stephanie
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This tasty lab allows students to create a model of the Earth that shows day and night during different seasons and noting Winter & Summer Solstice as well as diagram it on different hemispheres. Uses common kitchen materials such as
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This very fun lab gives students practice with creating a hypothesis as well as determining variables in an experiment. Then students must convert their data into a graph. Practice collecting data, measuring and analyzing data is also accomplished.
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This worksheet accompanies your students to the bowling alley so that they can use your lessons on the physics of force, power and work in the real world. Students bring along their pencils, calculators and this worksheet for an afternoon of fun
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This fun and exciting lab allows students to work in teams of 3 or 4 to determine how changing the distance effects how a drop of blood falls. This lab provides practice with identifying variables and graphing as well as an interesting introduction
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This fun yet organized lab will allow students to understand that biological adaptations include changes in structures, behaviors or physiology that enhance reproductive success in a particular environment. Using easy-to-get supplies such as paper
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This amazingly fun and entertaining lab requires students to observe liquids of various densities & to determine how density affects the behavior of liquids. Students will classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic physical
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This virtual field trip allows students visit interactive websites geared to exploring the 4 types of fossils & what the ideal conditions are to create each type, view some prehistoric life forms specific to students' local geography, learn more
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This interactive manipulative is fun for students to create while learning and researching about Charles Darwin and his voyage on the Beagle. After creating this foldable, students may use it as a study guide.
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Students will create a foldable manipulative on Force, Work, Mechanical Advantage and Mechanical Efficiency while learning what each term means along with the units and formulas. This also becomes a great study tool. Students will need 1 sheet of
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Students will work in cooperative teams to think critically and describe the differences between chemical and physical changes and physical properties. Students will make dough, allow it to rise, bake bread and create butter! Super fun but requires
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Observe the physical and chemical changes occurring in the process of making cheese. Students work in cooperative groups in this fun lab that includes critical thinking questions. Materials required are: Materials: 500mL Milk 50mL Vinegar 1
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This powerpoint lesson introduces students to types of variables and easy to learn ways to identify them as well as scientific ethics, analyzing data, data tables, graphing, how to write a hypthesis and the new "scientifc method". In addition, this
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With this fun hands-on lab students will infer the presence of a static electric charge and they learn to understand and describe conduction. Students will build the detector using common household goods: a plastic cup, clay, a balloon, tin foil and
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This very fun lab allows students to work individually or in teams of up to 4. Students learn the 2 different methods to find volume of regular and irregular objects (LxWxH and water displacement method), what the meniscus is and how to take
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This is a fun yet organized lab that takes about 50 minutes to determine which blood types can donate to each other & be received safely. The materials are pretty simple, eye droppers, a couple beakers, test tubes, water and food coloring.
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This lab drives home the importance of accurate record keeping, repetition & replication. Using inexpensive ingredients: borax, water, and white glue students will make slime. Students work in teams of 3-4, acting as a development team, this lab
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a science teacher for 15 years and a science department chair for ten. I LOVE teaching science and adore making up labs and activities that excite students about learning more! I have a Masters of Science degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is to mix it up, use all the learning styles and do lots of hands-on activities and encourage critical thinking.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science since 2006 2006-07 Teacher of the Year, STAR Discovery Science Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My Bachelor's degree is in Biological Anthropolgy and I have a Masters of Science in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology.

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Science Department Chair for 10 years