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Mr. Taylor's Science Emporium of Knowledge "TRANSFORM STANDARIZED CONTENT INTO EDUCATIONAL ARTIFACTS!"

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Mr. Taylor's Science Emporium of Knowledge "TRANSFORM STANDARIZED CONTENT INTO EDUCATIONAL ARTIFACTS!"
DNA Activities and Games
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DNA Activities and Games

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Grab-and-Go this fun worksheet to introduce, reinforce, and review basic concepts of DNA. This worksheet is visual and will either help drive a concept home or open their eyes to a new concept. This is great for homework, supplementary busy worksheet for a substitute teacher, or can be used as part of a station’s lab. These notes are not used to cover the entire content area of the unit or concept. They are designed to reinforce targeted lessons that students may have difficulty working through.
Rocks and Minerals Activity Package
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Rocks and Minerals Activity Package

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With over 50 pages of games and activities, your students will be able to sort, classify, and identify common rocks and minerals. This package contains everything you need to get started or polish up on introductory level content for both rocks and minerals. The possibilities are endless as they are many types of games and activities that can suit your best teaching practices. Main Features: Guess Who What better way to use your scientific intuition and critical thinking deductive skills than to play “Guess Who” learning about common minerals! This game is simple to play and extremely interactive. The first player to guess their opponent’s mystery mineral wins the game. Who will guess right? This is just one of the many features contained in this mega-bundle opportunity. Mineral Classification The creativity and innovation keeps getting stronger. In this activity, you cut out high quality minerals and use a customized designed staging board to identify and classify each. There are a total of 21 minerals to choose from and each are visual and showcase their prominent characteristics. This activity is very popular at a secondary level. This activity can be set up as a station’s lab or utilized in small groups for a re-fresher training session. For such a low cost, what are you waiting for? Have rock and mineral teaching tools at your disposable to showcase the content in engaging and creative ways. Bother in color and black and white, there is something for everyone in this package and your students will enjoy the visuals and interactive manipulation while they learn the content.
Chemistry Notebook Foldables
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Chemistry Notebook Foldables

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Your students will stay engaged with these engaging foldables and have fun learning Chemistry from a new dimension. You can print these foldables in both color and black and white. Also, included in this bundle is one copy of every foldable as a blank template, so you can customize them for any content area. Each foldable is manipulative and is fun to cutout, fold, and input information. Most of these foldables can be glued, taped, or stapled to a notebook, or can be used independently. These foldables consist of 3D graphic organizers and manipulative-tactile educational artifacts that both expands and reinforces the following Chemistry content: SCIENTIFIC METHOD PERIODIC TABLE FAMILIES METALOIDS NONMETALS HALOGENS NOBLE GASES ALKALI METALS ALKALI EARTH METALS TRANSITION METALS ATOMS & MATTER ATOMIC NUMBER ELEMENT PROTON NEUTRON ELECTRON SOLID, LIQUID, & GAS PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL CHANGE PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ACIDS & BASES PH SCALE IONIC VS. COVALENT BONDS MELTING, BOILING, & FREEZING MIXTURE VS. SOLUTION ANIONS VS. CATIONS GAS, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, & VOLUME 3 WAYS TO FIND ATOMIC MASS HISTORY OF THE ATOMIC ATOM JOHN DALTON JJ.THOMSON E. RUTHERFORD NIELS BOHR CLOUD MODEL HETEROGENEOUS VS. HOMOGENEOUS MIXTURE BALANCING CHEMICAL EQUATIONS SUBSCRIPTS, COEFFICENT, REACTANT, & PRODUCTS DENSITY PHASE CHANGES CONDENSATION, VAPORATION, FREEZING, MELTING COMMON COMPOUNDS PERIODIC TABLE NAME THE COMPOUND CHEMISTRY LAB EQUIPMENT GENERAL CHEMISTRY TERMINOLOGY ELEMENTS Spice up your classroom by posting these amazing reference foldables on your posterboards or/and have students your students take them home and showcase evidence of their own learning.
Weathering and Erosion Activities and Graphic Organizers
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Weathering and Erosion Activities and Graphic Organizers

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I have put a lot of time trying to make weathering, erosion, deposition, and soil engaging for students. The students love using these handouts to learn this material. This entire package contains ways to increase differentiated instruction for diverse learning styles. These handouts are visual and allow students to put theory into practice through multiple mediums. I have included 3 classroom supplementary activities and a great startup’ and closure game that really helps not only reinforce previously learned material, but reviews and engages students. Students also really love the vocabulary foldables. I use these foldables as a startup activity. i hope you enjoy these activities and graphic organizers. Earth science is as fun as you make it for your students. There is 24 pages of interactive activities contained in this package. This preview only shows a sample of what to expect. Answer keys are included where needed.
Interactive DNA Stations Lab, The Discovery of Heredity
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Interactive DNA Stations Lab, The Discovery of Heredity

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your students multiple intelligences and includes engaging activities that focuses on the real experiments that took place. This can be used as a stationed lab or practical. However, each segment can be used individually. Students really need the know who and how DNA was discovered. This lesson hits this target to a tee. Furthermore, this intense lesson will embark on a series of experiences that can give your students the perspective of what it was like to actually discover DNA. Specifically students will tranvserve the prominent experiments that actually lead the idea that DNA and not protein was responsbile for heredity continuity. Students will be engaged as they not only take the role of many scientists, but indirectly practice the As you transverse the knowledge and experience of these revolutionary scientists, students will travel to (4) different stations using this highly engaging activity. This lesson will allow students to actually track how DNA was discovered. At each station students will be exposed to a wide spectrum of activities that range from the Fredrick Griffth Experiment (interactive mice activity); Oswald Avery Experiment ( KWL activity as a product of an model activity); Hershey and Chase Experiments (students will actually draw a model of the Hershey and Chase experiment a use a given key to reproduce the experiment); and Structure of DNA activity; students will open doors and see the different scientists responsibled for the discovery of DNA and its structure. This lesson even goes as far as describing the contribution that Rosland Franklin contributed and how Watson and Crick used her data without her permission. I have included the entire expanded lesson plan. You will receive all four lab stations, the entire individual student workpacket, and a student assessment sheet.
Classroom Debates: Gun Control Activity Packet
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Classroom Debates: Gun Control Activity Packet

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Have your students participate in a real-world GUN CONTROL classroom debate!!! This reoccurring argument has significantly polarized Americans over the past several decades and now your students have a chance to make a real difference at school and in their community. You and your students have a chance to ignore the fake media and combat their agenda with fact finding and effective legitimate research. This activity will actually set your class (or multiple classes) to have a formal classroom debate. Students will create protesting signs/banners, petitions, and voice their opinion to gain supporters. They will elect a debate leader and have a chance to bring real-world application into the classroom. Students will stay with their beliefs or modify them based on the hard research they work for as they learn about the argument on both sides. The actual classroom debate is organized which includes debate leaders from three parties and a neutral mediator. Its all here. What are you waiting for! All students need this experience! Resource Packet Contains the following: Understanding important concepts and definitions related to gun ownership rights Interpreting the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States Difference between Pro-gun activists, Gun control supporters, and Independents How beliefs and opinions change through research Ignoring fake media Fact finding Creating a Classroom Protest Banners or signs Creating a Public School Petition Having a formal classroom debate Team work Leadership Promoting agenda Debate reflection and debriefing
Exit Slips: End of Lesson Formative Assessments
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Exit Slips: End of Lesson Formative Assessments

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Exit slips are written student responses to questions teachers pose at the end of a class, lesson, or even a school year. These quick, informal assessments enable teachers to quickly assess students' understanding of the material as well as their own teaching style. This amazing bundle comes with over 85 pages of ONE-OF-A-KIND and very engaging exist slips. Each style can be used for any subject area and at any level. I guarantee you will not see exit tickets of this type and quality anywhere else. Each exit slip comes in [3] three different sizes. There so many to pick from it will be hard to choose which one to use. All exit slips come with easy-to-cut templates and are in Greystone to conserve toner and ink cartridges. The following types of Exit Slips that are contained in this bundle includes the following: 3-2-1 Most Important Lesson Evaluation Check for Understanding One Lesson Reflection Exit Tickets Today’s Class Clear or Cloudy Emoji Reflection Traffic Light Puzzle Pieces Speak Your Mind Weekly Reflection Time Check Common Core – Science Common Core – Math Common Core – ELA Common Core – History Off the Grid 3 Things I learned Group Work End of Year
DNA, Genetic Code, and Mutations - Crazy Codon Cards
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DNA, Genetic Code, and Mutations - Crazy Codon Cards

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If you are looking to introduce or reinforce a unit on DNA, GENETICS, PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, or MUTATIONS, this engaging manipulative will seal the deal. Your students will be engaged throughout the entire activity. Also, this card game is utilzized satisfying multiple state objectives and is an ongoing formative assessment tool that really works. You can always refer back to this game as you introduce or reinforce information from this discipline. The game includes directions that will get you planned and ready to go immediately. All you have to do is cut out the cards! I spent 2 months putting this activity together and hope that it will enhance your instruction and engage your students.
Earth Science Foldables
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Earth Science Foldables

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With over 50 pages and 20 different high quality foldables, your students will stay engaged and have fun learning Earth Science from a new dimension. You can print these foldables in both color and black and white. Also, included in this bundle is one copy of every foldable as a blank template, so you can customize them for any content area. Each foldable is manipulative and is fun to cutout, fold, and input information. Most of these foldables can be glued, taped, or stapled to a notebook, or can be used independently. A lot of teachers laminate these foldables and adhere them to bulletin boards in their classroom. These can also be wonderful projects or homework assignment that your students will love. Please enjoy the preview and hope your students love these foldables as much as mine do. Content for this highly engaging product includes: -LAYERS OF THE EARTH -THE SOLAR SYSTEM -WEATHERING -EROSION -DEPOSITION -THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS -COMPOSITE VOLCANOES -SHIELD VOLCANOES -CINDER CONES -CALDERAS -RENEWABLE ENERGY -PLATE BOUNDARY -SUBDUCTION -DIVERGENT -COLLISION -TRANSORM -LANDFORMS -NORMAL FAULT -REVERSE FAULT -STRIKE-SLIP FAULT -PHASES OF THE MOON -COMMON AIR POLLUTANTS -TYPES OF CLOUDS -GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE -THE WATER CYCLE -MINERAL FORMATION -THE ROCK CYCLE -MOHS HARDNESS SCALE -TYPES OF SOIL -TYPES OF STRESS
Protein Synthesis - Engaging DNA, RNA, and Protein Lab
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Protein Synthesis - Engaging DNA, RNA, and Protein Lab

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Protein Synthesis has never been taught with so much fun until today. Students actually take the role as a translator and transcriber working their way together to decode a secret message. Using the Genetic Code and synthesizing a functional protein is the goal. However, in this activity the final protein product is a secret message. If that message makes sense, the protein is functional. If it doesn’t, a mutation has been discovered. This activity comes full with a complete lesson plan and over 20 pages of cutouts. This activity is both engaging and enticing and the students love working in teams to see if they can bust the code.
Natural Selection Classroom Board Game
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Natural Selection Classroom Board Game

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You will receive 115 pages of game materials which include 185 playing cards, a visual engaging game board, and detailed instructions which are customizable. Students can’t get enough of this game. They are always asking to play this game daily as I have the game board posted in my classroom. I also play this game at home with friends and my family. It’s a great way to distribute knowledge in your content area to both external and internal family members, especially when you are portraying the evolution debate. The goal of the game is to see what population will survive a total of 30 generations. They will see how species change and evolve first-hand. They will also encounter different factors that affect evolutionary relationships and potent forces that cause specific selecting agents to either happily thrive or sadly go extinct. What students love most about this game is that it is competitive and they love watching other populations go extinct while they continue to survive each generation. Student work together as team within their species. Their competition is driven by the success of their organisms and the conditions of the environment. They learn as they play. A very engaging activity indeed!!!
Medelian Genetics Guided Note Packet
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Medelian Genetics Guided Note Packet

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You will receive a unit student note packet covering Mendelian Genetics which includes Gregor Mendel, Punnett Squares and genetic continuity. You will also get a very detailed lesson plan and instructions on how to use this note packet through various mediums. Also, I have included a visually appealing and easy to read Teacher’s Guide so that you are ready to go anytime, anywhere. Moreover, the unit lesson plan standards are included with emphasis on the common core. The following essential questions and learning objectives will be answered using this note packet: -Why is Gregor Mendel is considered the “Father of Modern Genetics”? -Explain how Gregor Mendel unravels the mystery of inheritance? -Explain the different types of characteristics in pea plants that Mendel used to study? -Describe and discuss Mendel’s experiment that lead to the discovery of genetics? -Describe how pea plants are good source to test heredity? -Explain how pollination leads to fertilization in plants? -Define True breeding and self-pollination? -Define the term genes and alleles? -Describe and use Punnett Squares? -Explain how to write a genotype and recognize an organism’s phenotype? -Understand the different between a dominant and recessive trait? -Practice using genotypes to indicate if they are heterozygous or homozygous -Describe the difference between hybrids and purebreds? -Use a Punnett square to figure out a monohybrid cross? -Practice and apply probability concepts of Mendelian genetics through analysis of Punnett squares? -Discuss why don’t all humans look exactly alike? -Explain why how Gregor Mendel contributed to the discovery of modern day genetics -Compare the differences between self-pollination vs. cross pollination, genotype vs. phenotype, and dominant vs. recessive -Describe how to use a Punnett square to figure out the probability of specific traits in the offspring of two parent crosses. -Draw a Punnett square and calculate the probability of offspring characteristics -Discuss what determines whether a human baby will be a boy or a girl? -Explain how genes and alleles are related to genotypes and phenotypes
Human Reproduction: 3D Animated PowerPoint
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Human Reproduction: 3D Animated PowerPoint

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Welcome to a very unique and powerful animated PowerPoint regarding two distinctive units on Human Reproduction and Growth and development. In this one-of-a-kind educational artifact, you will be surrounded by instructional content that will help students look deeper into the creation and growth of humans. Students will recognize the beauty of our own life cycle and sexual reproduction. This PowerPoint will capture you’re best instructional practices and teach to the heavily anxious curiosity of your class regarding sex and sexual reproduction. Expose your students to one of life’s great drama: the development of an offspring in the image of its parents. See the growth of the fetus in the womb of the mother. It’s all here. This animated PowerPoint is one –of-a-kind and will be remembered for years to come. Each Slide brings this content to life through high quality, 3d animated slides. There are also embedded videos which brings real-world application home for teaching college and readiness skills for your students. Content in this package includes: Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction Male Reproduction System The Path of Sperm; Sperm Production Female Reproduction System The Path of the Egg The Menstrual Cycle The Human Life Cycle Development before Birth Protection and Nourishment Amniotic sac Placenta Umbilical Cord Birth – Delivery, Afterbirth, & Multiple Growth and Development Infancy Childhood Adolescence Adulthood
Independent and Dependent Variables Activity Cards and Booklet
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Independent and Dependent Variables Activity Cards and Booklet

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“ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE TEACHING ABOUT SCIENTIFIC VARIABLES?” Look no further. This product has everything you need and a lot more. Variables seem to stay with us as we move into different levels of academics. From Elementary school to College, distinguishing between Independent and Dependent variables always seem to be problematic. This 40 page package will set everything straight. This product includes visually engaging reference cards that dissect each type of variable through interactive activities. With over 20 different experiments, students will have enough repetition to practice and discover the difference between independent and dependent variables in a fun and engaging way. Teachers have used these cards in two dynamic presentation styles. Each card can be used individually. As such, individual cards can be adhered to bulletin boards for quick review. In addition, these cards can be used as activities in small groups or even in an around-the-world station lab. Another style of presentation includes binding all the cards into a classroom reference booklet. The product contains covers so that this booklet can be put together. Teachers like having this booklet and display them in their classroom as this concept is brought up throughout the school year in any science classroom. College professors have used this book to stay focused on the fundamental approach identifying these types of variable. In this package, you get 3 sets of cards. One set includes visually engaging content related to dissecting the different types of variables including Controlled, Independent, Dependent, and Erroneous. Students will apply what they learn through interactive assessments on each card. The second set of cards includes Experimental Problem sets. On each card, the variables are selected for you. Students will have identify the experimental problem only using the variables. This gives good practice identifying which variable depends on another. The third set of cards are the Experiment Set. Students will be exposed to a total of 10 different experiments in which they have to identify the correct variable. Also included in this package is Independent and Dependent hand sign cards. Teacher will give students examples of experiments and students will work together in small teams and raise their Independent/Dependent cards to identify the correct variables. In summary, students love this product and I know you will too for many reasons. Mostly, each card is interactive, visually engaging, and students want to take them home with them; as opposed to tossing them in the trash on the way out the door. If you are familiar with my products, you will continue to see or see firsthand; how these cards will become a permanent educational artifact in your classroom.
DNA Extraction Lab
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DNA Extraction Lab

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This is a highly engaging DNA extraction lab. You will extract DNA from green peas in a unique, fun and enticing way. Students will understand the concept of why it is important to extract DNA and not just perform the task.
Math Operations Classroom Dice Game
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Math Operations Classroom Dice Game

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If you want to engage your students and reinforce the basic math operations, this product will get the job done!!!! Students WILL BE EXCITED and WANT to play this game. The goal of the game is to fill-up the activity work sheet by taking turns rolling a different number dice and an “operations” dice at the same time. They will perform the operation and log down their results on the activity logs. There are 3 different levels which require a total of 7 dice. All this is included and really engages your students.
Animal Classification: Vertebrate Sorting Activity
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Animal Classification: Vertebrate Sorting Activity

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If you have a backbone, this educational resource is for you. This fun-filled small group activity will instantly engage your students as they learn about the 5 different types of vertebrates, their traits, & what environment suites each. This resource package includes over 45 pages of materials which includes: [5] game boards [36] vertebrate cutouts [1] vertebrate stock pot [36] matching cards There are two sets contained in this package: one in black and white, and the other in color. These fun printables include several lovely illustrations of different animals to cut out, ready for the kids to sort by vertebrate characteristics. If you laminate the cut-outs they will last and can be used for lots of different activities. I have chosen particular pictures that will keep your students engaged. Most want to keep them!
ABO Blood Type - Transfusion Classroom Card Game and Teaching Models
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ABO Blood Type - Transfusion Classroom Card Game and Teaching Models

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If you are interested in teaching the ABO blood groups, there is no other manipulative or supplementary aid that can compare to this. There is over 50 pages of materials that will keep you and your students engaged. Check out the preview immediately to be impressed. This product contains two parts. Part I includes 8 different models that you can use to explain the different types of blood groups. There are also the appropriate antibodies that actually fit over the cell surface of each protein marker. Students love this. I have designed the 8 different blood type models that are colorful and visually engaging for your students. I laminated each and added magnets so students can play and practice understanding the different blood groups associated with the antibodies. Part II represents the “TRANSFUSION” card game. This game contains (1) game board, (2) reference tables, and (144) playing cards. This game will teach your students the blood groups like no other manipulative. In fact, this game works kind of like UNO. It is fast paced and students learn the content without the need to memorize the details. Each page is designed for easy to-do-it-yourself cutouts. I recommend using card stock paper when printing in color. Furthermore, this can also be printed in black and white. I tried it and it worked great. There are over 50 pages of content in this package and for only $5.99 you are getting a great deal. I put a lot of time designing this game (over 6 months now). Many students and parents have played this game and love it. It is also a great card game to bring home to the family as well.
Atoms and the Periodic Table 3D Interactive PowerPoint
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Atoms and the Periodic Table 3D Interactive PowerPoint

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his PowerPoint is visually engaging for your students. It contains over 41 slides that is enticing and really does keep your students focused throughout each lesson. I focus on the educational theory of engaging student’s utilizing the best instructional practices for the diverse learning style of the different schools of thought. This PowerPoint makes learning fun with a constructivist approach. Each slide is interactive. It contains embedded videos while the content is displayed. It also contains audio clues for students to stay focused as they take notes during each slide.
Earth Science Stream Table Lab
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Earth Science Stream Table Lab

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This is a lab activity will give students an opportunity to use stream tables to learn about erosion and deposition. Students will log their observations and determine the relationship between water velocity and stream gradients. Students will also learn about stream loads, discharge, and the different parts of a river. There multiple activities contained in this lab that will keep your students engaged. I hope you enjoy this product and follow me so you can stay updated on new products that I post.