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By UtahRoots
This classification simulation activity will help middle school science students learn the PROCESS of classification by classifying paper "aliens" into smaller and smaller groups in which the aliens are more and more similar. They will also learn
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
190 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Give students practice analyzing symbiotic relationships to determine if they are examples of commensalism, mutualism, or parasitism, using this non-fiction reading passage with questions and color-by-number answer sheet. Engage BOTH sides of the
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
206 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
This tabbed flip book is a flexible way to introduce (or review) the parts of an atom, atomic number, atomic mass, electron shells, ions, and isotopes. The pages are sized for an interactive notebook. You can have students cut out and staple them
Subjects:
Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.10
$3.25
127 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
This is a printable template for a model plant or animal cell that students cut out and construct from regular copy paper. The completed model is a free-standing 3" x 3" cell with all the cell organelles inside like a tiny diorama! The completed
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.50
146 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Teach about pedigree charts with this low-prep resource which includes an independent reading, differentiated task cards, and individual pedigree legend cards with their own foldable envelope for interactive notebooks. You’ll receive: • An
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
107 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Give your students practice determining density from mass and volume using clues from an engaging story with practice problems about precious gems and metals, combined with a color-by-number picture that they complete by matching their answers to
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
103 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
This is a template for a working spinner wheel model of the Layers of the Earth. It's great for interactive notebooks! You might also be interested in my Layers of the Earth Flip Book This resource is also available in my money-saving Layers of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.25
73 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Use these brief illustrated reading passages to support the Common Core ELA standard for making inferences from informational text (CCSS RI.6-8.1). They are perfect for use as bell work activities in science classes, but can be used by any teacher
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.9
$3.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Your students won’t know why you are having them answer questions and punch holes in cards, until you demonstrate what they’ve created: a dichotomous key that can be used to identify each of them! This is similar to the familiar card trick in
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
78 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
This Mitosis Foldable Graphic Organizer is perfect for student interactive notebooks in science. Three versions are included so that you can choose the perfect combination of drawings and labels to match your instruction and your student’s
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Clip Art
$4.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Put a twist on learning chemical symbols with this color by number activity! Use it as a fun way to practice matching 20 common chemical elements with their symbols. Or use it as a quiz! Grading will be a snap because errors will show up in the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
61 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Combine FUN with practice of basic chemistry vocabulary including identifying examples of atoms, elements, compounds, molecules, chemical formulas, chemical symbols, and chemical equations.
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Games
$2.50
39 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
31 Latin and Greek Root Word Vocabulary Cards. Ready to print. These cards are in the research-based Frayer Model Format Each card has a root word in the center, and a simplified meaning in one corner. The other corners are used in a variety of
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.50
57 ratings
3.9
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By UtahRoots
This bundle of classification powerpoints, activities and demonstrations will be all you need to introduce taxonomy, scientific names, and dichotomous keys to your students. It's a unique set of engaging resources. You won't find a similar set
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Activities
$13.75
$11.99
38 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Use this simulation activity in your genetics unit to help your students REALLY understand how DNA creates genetic diversity. It's hands-on, very engaging, and incorporates both math and art to demonstrate how four nucleotides can be combined to
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Simulations
$3.50
49 ratings
3.9
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By UtahRoots
This resource contains a non-fiction reading passage (one page - approx. 500 words) about the red fox, comprehension questions about the reading, and a color by number answer sheet for students to color based on their answers to the comprehension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.7, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.9
$3.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Use these brief illustrated non-fiction reading passages to address ELA reading standards in science and social studies classes, and to provide students with practice making inferences from reading. They are perfect for bell work or for those
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.9
$11.75
$9.40
38 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Hook your students and give them practice with Punnett Squares using a topic they already love: their dogs! This resource contains everything you need to introduce Punnett Squares including informational text and task cards to help students
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Task Cards
$7.50
39 ratings
4.0
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By UtahRoots
Skin And the Sense of Touch is a great activity for your human body or nervous system unit! Students learn about their sense of touch by testing the skin on the back of their hand, lower arm, leg, and palm for sensitivity to touch, pressure, cold
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
CCSS:
RST.6-8.7
$3.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By UtahRoots
Bingo games are a fun and engaging way to review the names and functions of cell organelles. There are two sets of Bingo cards in this product. One set has the names of the cell organelles. The other set has the functions of the cell organelles.
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Test Prep, Games
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught seventh grade science for 27 years and was an instructional coach for 8 years for a total of 35 years as an educator. I was part of a team of teachers who received a full year of training in differentiation by Carol Ann Tomlinson and then continued to work with ASCD trainers to provide differentiation training within my own district and in Professional Development workshops in other school districts and for the State of Utah. I have been an adjunct instructor for pre-service and in-service college methods courses in differentiation and language development. I worked with the New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart to create teaching resources for her nonfiction books Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, The Earth Moved, and Flower Confidential. Those resources can be downloaded free at www.amystewart.com and can serve as a sample of the quality of my work. My professional experiences have engendered in me a passion for helping teachers to differentiate instruction and to support literacy in science. My teaching resources on TpT are created for the purpose of helping regular educators to differentiate science instruction without lowering the academic bar. I respect and obey copyright and trademark laws. Where I have used any copyrighted or trademarked material in my resources, I warrant that I have done so with the permission of the copyright or trademark owner.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In order to make science both engaging and rigorous I create resources that bring art, literacy and science together. I believe in creating serious content designed to be engaging and creative for students. I believe that it is important to support English language literacy in every academic content area. My resources are designed to make connections between content areas and to be engaging and accessible to students of all backgrounds and learning profiles.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Most Influential Teacher - Honor awarded by each year's top 5% of high school graduates in my school district. Doilney Award - Peer nominated teaching award. Regular Educator of the Year - by the Utah Association for Special Education. And the most important award ever: A former student of mine wrote a book and dedicated it to me.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. from the University of Utah.

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