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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:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
248
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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:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.L.6, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.10
$3.00
291
Digital Download PDF (4.64 MB)
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$15.25
$12.20
61
Bundle
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables
$4.00
155
Digital Download PDF (5.01 MB)
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:
Science, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.9
$3.50
99
Digital Download PDF (2.58 MB)
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
148
Digital Download PDF (2.59 MB)
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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.50
169
Digital Download PDF (101.25 MB)
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:
Science, Social Studies - History, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Nonfiction Book Study, Homework
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.9
$12.25
$9.80
62
Bundle
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:
Physical Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Printables, Study Guides
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
165
Digital Download PDF (5.34 MB)
By UtahRoots
This set of STEM clip art Images contains more than 100 images of objects used in hands-on science and STEM challenge activities K-12. This set is intended to be so complete that it will be the only set you will ever need for your STEM
Subjects:
Math, Science
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art
$10.00
104
Digital Download ZIP (27.74 MB)
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:
General Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Games
$2.50
49
Digital Download PDF (8.50 MB)
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
93
Digital Download PDF (6.70 MB)
By UtahRoots
This bundle includes 260 high-resolution (300dpi) original realistic clip art images of animals representing all of Earth’s biomes: Tundra, Temperate and Boreal Forests, Grasslands, Deserts, and Rainforests. These images will help you create
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art
$24.95
$19.95
30
Bundle
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
62
Digital Download PDF (1.72 MB)
By UtahRoots
Use these class notes to enhance your lesson about the differences between primary ecological succession and secondary ecological succession. Guided graphic notes are a great way to help your students make associations between words and visual
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts
$3.00
28
Digital Download PDF (4.97 MB)
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 BookThis resource is also available in my money-saving Layers of the
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.25
97
Digital Download PDF (5.02 MB)
By UtahRoots
Make your own Color By Number activities with this set of pictures. You’ll receive four simple black line animal images and four matching ‘camouflaged’ black line images. Every image is pre-numbered with EDITABLE text boxes so that you can
Subjects:
Math, Science, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Printables
$4.00
57
Digital Download PPTX (15.72 MB)
By UtahRoots
Teach about water, the carbon cycle, and the nitrogen cycle with this bundle of fun Guided Graphic Notes! In the Water resource the topics are:• Properties of Water• Sources of Water (How water is distributed on Earth) • The Water Cycle In the
Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Environment
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts
$11.97
$9.58
21
Bundle
By UtahRoots
Use this resource to enhance your teaching about carbon and the carbon cycle. Guided graphic notes are a great way to help your students make associations between words and visual images. Sketching, doodling, or coloring notes gives students an
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Handouts
$3.99
21
Digital Download PDF (18.17 MB)
By UtahRoots
A bundle of non-fiction reading passages for grades 5-8 about all six of the world’s land biomes: The tundra, taiga (boreal forest), temperate forests, grasslands, deserts, and rainforests. Each set of reading passages is also available
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9
$24.00
$19.00
21
Bundle
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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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