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Students will use a handful or individual sized package of M & Ms to complete the fraction activity. They sort and count the candies by color and write the appropriate fractions. They compare their fractions to a partner's and then answer
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Students will work in stations to complete routine tasks like tying their shoes, but are not allowed to use their thumbs. Reflection questions for journaling and discussion are included to introduce the concept of adaptation.
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Students will complete different activities in pairs or small groups to learn concepts of sound. In the first station, students will read a book chapter or article on sound (selected by the teacher) and use the chart to record new or unfamiliar
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Students will examine a "tree cookie" and answer the questions. They will also need to make a model of a tree cookie using a paper plate and label the parts-outer bark, phloem, cambium, xylem, heartwood.
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This document is designed as a study aid for a quiz or test using story problems related to percentages. This will work with problems where students calculate tips, sales tax, percent discount and markup.
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After conducting the stream table experiment, student explain their understanding of weathering, erosion, and deposition. They will fold a paper in half lengthwise and cut the front flap into three parts, then complete the foldable using the
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This is a lesson I developed to teach students how a geoboard can be used to model equivalent fractions. There is a further extension for simplifying fractions included.
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This is an introductory lesson to the concepts of reflection, refraction, mirrors, and lenses. Student can work individually, in pairs, or small groups to explore how mirrors and lenses and change how light moves. The needed materials are easily
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Students will work in pairs or small groups and rotate through four stations exploring concepts related to magnetism. You will need to use an article or book chapter about magnets for the first station. The other needed materials are bar and ring
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Students will read an article, book chapter, watch a video clip, or research using a website to answer the questions about a famous scientist. This could be adapted to feature only African American, Hispanic, or women scientists for a cultural
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Three open-ended problems to assess TEK 3.6D. Students have to decompose the figure into rectangles in order to find the area. Some square units are given.
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This worksheet is designed to organize note taking for a jigsaw or stations activity on nutrients needed for a healthy body. Students will work in groups to read an article, website, or book chapter on body nutrition. They will record their
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This document can be used in a variety of ways to review terms related to the scientific method. Students will define each word and draw a simple picture in the box. The boxes can then be cut out and used as flashcards, made into a flip book, or
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Students will answer the questions about solar and thermal energy. This could be used while reading a chapter or article on the topic or as a short quiz.
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A people scavenger hunt is a great way to break the ice at the beginning of the school year. Students will ask each other if they can identify with any of the descriptions in the boxes and sign their name.
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This assignment is used to assess student's understanding of adaptations. Students will design their own bird and explain why it will be able to survive in its chosen environment. This assignment can be done in or outside the classroom.
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In groups, students will read a short article about an animal (National Geographic Kids is a good source) and record their results using the graphic organizer. They will then be divided into a different group where each member learned about a
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Students will read an article or book chapter on different types of animal behavior and complete the graphic organizer. This can be done in pairs or individually as a class assignment or for homework.
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Students use this graphic organizer to record information after reading or researching snails. This could also be used to review at the end of a study on snails in the classroom or for students to record observations in their notebooks.
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Students will read an article or book chapter on the various biomes on Earth. They will use the graphic organizer to record what they read. This can be done individually or in pairs as a classroom activity or as a homework assignment.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for seven years in public school, alternating between 4th and 5th grade. I taught grades 6-8 for one year in a private school. I have one year of experience in the self contained classroom, three years teaching math & science, and four years teaching only science. I am currently a math instructional coach at an elementary school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe children learn by doing. They need to work collaboratively to solve problems. They should be able read critically and explain their thinking orally and in writing. They need to utilize available technology to learn information and demonstrate what they know. The teacher should be a facilitator that guides instruction and plans engaging activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Campus teacher of the year District teacher of the month Scholarship and grant recipient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My Bachelors degree is in elementary education and my Masters in science education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I also work in the education department at a zoo, presenting programs on animals, habitats, adaptations, and conservation for children age 18 months through middle school and their parents. I have experience as a teacher mentor, trainer, workshop presenter, and curriculum writer. Find me on Twitter & Instagram! @txsciencelady Learn more about how I use these resources at https://sites.google.com/site/txsciencelady/home

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