Virginia Roney

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Virginia Roney
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The purpose of this science lab is to teach the three types of heat transfer (conduction, radiation, and convection). In this lab, we make popcorn to demonstrate these different types of heat transfer. For conduction, we use a pan. For radiation, we
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This activity is one of my students favorites! It is a wonderful way to teach physical and chemical changes. Students complete 8 different stations in which they "terrorize" poor helpless gummy bears. At each station, students must determine if
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In this lesson, students create a flipbook showing the following examples of physical properties of matter: Color Shape Texture Malleability Solubility Density State of Matter This activity comes with instructions on how to fold the flipbook as
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Students learn how to classify objects using a dichotomous key. In this lab we demonstrate how a dichotomous key works by identifying and categorizing different jelly beans. They also learn the importance of observation, particularly when
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This activity is a great way to start off your unit on waves. There is a vocabulary page where the students can learn the words associated with waves (frequency, crest, trough, wavelength, medium, amplitude). Once the students have done the
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The activity gives students turn chemical formulas into edible molecular models. Students use spaghetti noodles to represent the bonds in the molecule and various colored marshmallows to represent the atoms in the molecule. It is a wonderful
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This PowerPoint explains what a physical property of matter is and provides the following examples of physical properties: Color Shape Texture Malleability Solubility Density State of Matter There are several links describing each physical
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The purpose of this lab is to teach the three types of heat transfer (conduction, radiation, and convection). In this lab, we make popcorn to demonstrate these different types of heat transfer. For conduction, we use a pan. For radiation, we use
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This is a lab that teaches students the principle of osmosis and diffusion. It is a wonderful visual and the kids pick up this relatively complex science principle quickly after this lab. In this activity students test three different liquids
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This activity helps students read a chemical equation and determine each molecule as a product or reactant of the chemical equation. This activity teaches the following: -counting atoms in a molecule -reading a chemical equation -identifying
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This activity is a lab where students complete five stations. Each station is a chemical reaction and students collect data then using the data collected, determine if each reaction is an endothermic or exothermic reaction. The following chemical
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This is a science experiment that teaches the concept of osmosis. The wonderful part about this lab is that its simple and a great visual for the students. The problem question for the lab is "What solution will cause a gummy bear to swell the
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Students learn how to classify objects using a dichotomous key. In this lab we demonstrate how a dichotomous key works by identifying and categorizing different jelly beans. They also learn the importance of observation, particularly when
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This is an student handout for students to learn how to think like an engineer or scientist. This is a great STEM type of project because it is hands on and the students are actually doing the building. It is also great because it is an
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This is a lab I built where students complete 6 different stations. At each station they will either complete a physical change or a chemical change. As students observe the change with their groups, they must use evidence collected to decide if
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This is an ActivInspire flipchart about chemical symbols and chemical formulas. I use this flipchart along with my "Modeling Molecules" and "Reading the Periodic Table" activity to teach how to read and understand a chemical symbol and chemical
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This is a science activity that allows students to create a food chain on a cut-out pyramid. On each side of the pyramid the kids draw a food chain from a different ecosystem with plants, insects, and animals. This is a great science activity to
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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In this collection there are five science experiments and/or demos depending on how you set it up in your class. They are sure to get your students' attention. These demos are great for teaching specific concepts or can be used as fun beginning of
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This activity teaches about variables that effect rates of chemical reactions. Simple demonstrations are used to bring to life this subject. The three variables that I have demonstrations for are: Temperature Surface Area Concentration A lesson
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This lab is relatively simple. Students investigate the relationship between states of matter and temperature. Students simply see what happens to the temperature of a substance as you melt ice. Many students think it will be a steady increase
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 5 years at at junior high. I have taught both 7th and 8th grade science. I have also had experience tutoring children from ages 8-18 in math and science and have a degree in Chemistry/Physics Education from Utah Valley University. Recently I have been homeschooling my preschool aged girl and am falling in love with kindergarten curriculum. Who knew teaching letters could be so fun? Also I can't help but add some science into my preschool curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy making science a fun thing for my students. I often have my students working in groups and collaborating. I feel that students learn best when I can get them doing something instead of listening to me talk. For this reason, I have created several science labs to teach a subject. It helps them remember specific material needed for tests, but more importantly they learn how to think critically and ask meaningful questions. I also love implementing technology into the classroom. I have developed activities using ipads, promethean boards, flip cameras, and other forms of technology. Lastly, I enjoy having the kids create. Whether it is a poster, model, or video. I love getting my kids to the stage where they can take the information given to them and create something. It shows such a higher understanding of the material and you get to see their creative sides.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Utah Science Teachers Association Collaboration Team of the Year (2012) Collaboration Team of the Month for Alpine School District (2013 and 2015)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor in Chemistry/Physics Education at Utah Valley University (2011)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Spending time with my family is what I love to do most. If I am not with family I enjoy baking, doing fun science experiments, and playing tennis or basketball. When I get the chance, I love going new places and going out to eat. There is nothing like getting a delicious meal and not having to clean up afterwards.

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