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I have been teaching 9th grade Introductory Physics for 6 years. Along the way, I've taught some Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Integrated and Environmental Science.

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I have been teaching 9th grade Introductory Physics for 6 years. Along the way, I've taught some Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Integrated and Environmental Science.
Bill Nye Phases of Matter Video Worksheet
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Bill Nye Phases of Matter Video Worksheet

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Keep your kids engaged and turn a movie day into a day of quality notes! Worksheet of questions to accompany the Bill Nye the Science Guy episode on Phases of Matter! Answer key included!
Thanksgiving or Easter Stoichiometry Practice Worksheet
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Thanksgiving or Easter Stoichiometry Practice Worksheet

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Stoichiometry practice worksheet with a holiday theme! Spell "Happy Turkey Day" by solving chemistry problems! Not teaching Stoichiometry till later in the year? Then try the Easter version! PDF and word versions and Full answer key included!
Racing Extinction Video Quiz
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Racing Extinction Video Quiz

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Quiz For Racing Extinction Video, can also be used as a video guide while watching. I used 30 of the Questions from throughout the film.
Work, Power, and Energy Vocabulary and Study Guide
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Work, Power, and Energy Vocabulary and Study Guide

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This is the study guide I use with my students as they prepare for their unit test. The vocabulary includes a space for students to write the definitions as well as a space for them to draw a picture, write an example, or anything else that helps them remember. This is followed by work, power, kinetic and potential energy review questions. Full answer key work solved out and explanations included. Study guide including vocabulary is 4 pages long. Vocabulary review suggestion - print out single sided. Put numbers on the back to match up the word and the definition. Cut out and play matching!! (Numbers allow students to check their matches).
Physics Electricity Vocabulary Review and Quiz
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Physics Electricity Vocabulary Review and Quiz

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Quiz includes vocabulary fill in the blank, matching, and multiple choice questions as well as drawing electric circuits, solving Ohm's Law and Power questions, and identifying complete paths in a complex circuit. 3 Pages total. Thorough answer key included. Link and QR code to Quizlet set (34 words) that accompanies this quiz. It can be used to practice with flashcards, practice spelling, play review games, or take practice quizzes. Also, a one page, glossary style vocabulary list with definitions created from the quizlet set.
Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2
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Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

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Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 2 based on the topics: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Evolution, Speciation, Ecology, Biogeochemical cycles, Scientific method, Protein Synthesis, Characteristics of living things, and macromolecules. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
2.1 Electric Charge & Static Electricity, PowerPoint, Notes, PhET Activity
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2.1 Electric Charge & Static Electricity, PowerPoint, Notes, PhET Activity

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PowerPoint, Guided Notes, and an activity to teach students about Electric Charge and Static Electricity. Activities use PhET simulations Balloons and Static Electricity and John Travoltage. There is also an an activity for students to actually rub a balloon on their hair and investigate what happens. Required materials: computer with internet access and a projector, 2 balloons, empty soda can, string. I did this as a whole class activity where one student went to the board to run the simulation under the direction of their classmates. If you are a 1-1 school, they can do these on their devices individually and then you discuss as a class. PowerPoint is 15 slides and includes 2 days' activators and objectives. Notes are 4 pages. Activities are built directly into the lesson with hyperlinks in the PowerPoint. Full answer key included! MA State Frameworks: 5.1 Recognize that an electric charge tends to be static on insulators and can move on and in conductors. Explain that energy can produce a separation of charges. 5.4 Describe conceptually the attractive or repulsive forces between objects relative to their charges and the distance between them (Coulomb’s law).
Physics 2.2 Electric Current, Voltage, Resistance Guided Notes and PowerPoint
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Physics 2.2 Electric Current, Voltage, Resistance Guided Notes and PowerPoint

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PowerPoint and Guided Notes I use to introduce Electric Current, Voltage, and Resistance. There is also a short activity built into the lesson using a PhET simulation to reinforce the concepts. PowerPoint is 17 slides and includes an activator/bell ringer question and daily objectives. Guided notes are 3 pages and a full answer key is included. MA State Frameworks: 5.1 Recognize that an electric charge tends to be static on insulators and can move on and in conductors. Explain that energy can produce a separation of charges. 5.2 Develop qualitative and quantitative understandings of current, voltage, resistance, and the connections among them (Ohm’s law). 5.3 Analyze simple arrangements of electrical components in both series and parallel circuits. Recognize symbols and understand the functions of common circuit elements (battery, connecting wire, switch, fuse, resistance) in a schematic diagram. 5.5 Explain how electric current is a flow of charge caused by a potential difference (voltage), and how power is equal to current multiplied by voltage.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Foldable for Interactive Notebook or Binder
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Electromagnetic Spectrum Foldable for Interactive Notebook or Binder

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Electromagnetic Spectrum foldable, great for introducing the spectrum or review! Allows students to showcase their creativity, but can easily be taped/glued into an interactive notebook or binder for reference. Easy to print single sided template as well as student instructions, a second template with the names of the waves pre-typed (must be printed double sided), and a sample template pre-filled in. Included are both the word document for easy editing as well as a pdf version.
EcoHomes - Design an Environmentally Friendly Home Environmental Science Project
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EcoHomes - Design an Environmentally Friendly Home Environmental Science Project

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Project for High School Environmental Science (mixed level grades 9-12) to design their dream, Environmentally Friendly Home! This is a summative assessment that combines knowledge about resource use, waste management, and even some engineering design! Students really enjoyed designing their home, and were so excited to create their blueprints on the computer, which added such a professional touch!! In addition to project assignment sheet, there are individual worksheets to guide students in completing this project including: Home Location - Starter sheet to help them once they have chosen the location for their home to collect information about that location so they can show how their home will use local resources and how it will be different from the typical house in that local. Environmental Choices - Worksheet for students to gather their ideas on how their home will use resources more sustainably. Drawing Checklist - Worksheet to guide them in creating the blueprint for their home and drawing the external view of their property. Paper and Presentation Checklist - To guide students in writing their final paper and putting together their presentation. Includes some suggestions for more creative ways to complete the presentation requirement. Fully detailed rubric that I used to score the project. Gives great detail in why the grade was earned while significantly decreasing time spent grading. Total Pages 10 Video review of project: https://goo.gl/mx2Fdy
6.1 Thermal Energy, Heat, and Temperature PowerPoint & Guided Notes
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6.1 Thermal Energy, Heat, and Temperature PowerPoint & Guided Notes

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Includes Daily objectives, key concepts, and sample problems using temperature scale conversions and using the heat equation. Designed to accompany Pearson Science Explorer: Motion, Forces and Energy Chapter 6 Section 1 (though it could easily be modified to fit any text. PowerPoint is 17 slides, guided notes is 3 pages. Full Answer Key included!
20.1 Viruses Guided Notes and PowerPoint
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20.1 Viruses Guided Notes and PowerPoint

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Guided notes and PowerPoint I use to introduce Viruses in 9th grade Biology. Includes objectives and essential questions. PowerPoint contains 10 slides, guided notes is 2 pages plus a full answer key. Designed to accompany Miller and Levine Biology Foundations Edition. Standards Addressed: HS-LS4-4. Research and communicate information about key features of viruses and bacteria to explain their ability to adapt and reproduce in a wide variety of environments.
Virus and Cell Vocabulary
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Virus and Cell Vocabulary

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Vocabulary sheets for viruses and cells with word, definition, and how I can remember. Includes a student template and teacher answer key. I like to cut these out and use them as a trifold in the student notebooks for review (glue the how I remember box down and fold so you can only see the vocab words.) Word Document for easy editing (Also includes extra boxes for more words to fit individual needs).
Phase Change Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma Chart
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Phase Change Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma Chart

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Chart I created to help my students learn the 4 states of matter (solid, liquid, gas, and plasma) as well as the changes between them. It is a word document for easy editing! There is some empty spaces where I had my students draw their own little pictures for each phase/phase change to help them remember better. Filled in key for easy reference or for students who need modifications (They can just draw pictures and have the pre-filled chart for reference!) Also includes an instructions page to show students what to fill-in where without giving them the answers! Aligned to the following MA state standard for High School Introductory Physics: 3.3 Describe the relationship between average molecular kinetic energy and temperature. Recognize that energy is absorbed when a substance changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas, and that energy is released when a substance changes from a gas to a liquid to a solid. Explain the relationships among evaporation, condensation, cooling, and warming.
Introduction to Work and Power Guided Notes and Practice Worksheet
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Introduction to Work and Power Guided Notes and Practice Worksheet

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Guided notes to accompany introduction PowerPoint (my primary free product!) and practice problems including solving for work and power, identifying when work is done, and a fill-in-the blank review section of vocab from work, power, force, etc. Designed to accompany: PowerPoint Introduction to work and power with examples and practice problems
Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1
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Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

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Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 1 based on the topics: cell organelles, Characteristics of life, Biochemistry, Inheritance, Enzymes, Cell Transport, Photosynthesis, Cell Cycle, Mutations, DNA, and Viruses. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
Transcription and Translation Class Activity
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Transcription and Translation Class Activity

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Class activity where students perform the roles of RNA polymerase to transcribe DNA into mRNA. Then the mRNA travels to the cytoplasm, where a ribosome and some tRNA await to translate it into Amino Acids. Provides great review of the processes as well as emphasizing the roles of the 3 types of RNA. Also great for launching discussions about mutations and other important topics. Activity requires some prep work the first time. I recommend in the activity directions that the pieces be laminated for ease of reusing and the pieces be printed on colored paper, but this is not required. Students, other teachers, and administrators love this activity and the finished product is a great display item.
Lewis Dots and VSEPR Geometries with PHET worksheet
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Lewis Dots and VSEPR Geometries with PHET worksheet

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Students are asked to draw Lewis dot structures of molecules and then assign their geometries. Links to the PhET activities in which these molecules are modeled are provided so that students may visualize the molecules in 3D and check their assigned geometries. 1 page worksheet and full answer key included.
PowerPoint Introduction to work and power with examples and practice problems
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PowerPoint Introduction to work and power with examples and practice problems

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This powerpoint, Introduction to Work and Power with examples and practice problems is used to teach what is work and how to solve for work and power. Designed to accompany Prentice Hall Science Explorer - Motion Forces and Energy chapter 4 Section 1 Work and Power, but could easily be adapted to fit any text. The Powerpoint for this section is 9 slides. Includes Daily Objectives. Use this to assess the quality of my work!