Monster Classification with a Dichotomous Key

Monster Classification with a Dichotomous Key

In this product, students are given the task of identifying some monsters from a nearby planet that have recently been classified by a group of scientists. Students will identify 16 different monsters based on their physical characteristics using the provided dichotomous key. A teacher answer key is also provided. © Science Teaching Junkie. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Organisms and Environments Task Cards

Organisms and Environments Task Cards

This PDF includes 32 task cards to help students demonstrate mastery on organisms and environments. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided. Ideas on ways to use them in the science classroom are also included. For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have prior knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary: - food chains, food webs and energy pyramids - consumer (heterotroph) - producer (autotroph) - impact of introducing an organism to an existing ecosystem or removal of an organism - amount of energy available at each level of an energy pyramid - primary consumer, secondary consumer, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, decomposers, parasite, host, predator, prey - photosynthesis - biotic and abiotic factors - symbiotic relationships (parasitism, mutualism, commensalism) - competition - limiting factors - how human activities, such as artificial reefs, have modified ocean systems - comparing a food web to a cycle - effects of short-term and long-term environmental changes © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Potential and Kinetic Energy Task Cards

Potential and Kinetic Energy Task Cards

This PDF includes 32 task cards that allow teachers to assess their students' knowledge of potential and kinetic energy (please see the extensive list of content that is covered below). A student answer sheet and teacher answer key are provided. An editable task card is included so that you can add your own task card question or task. The following content/topics are included: •classifying examples of potential and kinetic energy •energy is the ability to move or cause changes in matter •ways to increase an object's potential energy •ways to increase an object's kinetic energy •examples of kinetic energy being converted into potential energy •various questions relating to a pendulum (greatest potential, greatest kinetic, position where potential and kinetic energy are equal) •recognizing that when kinetic energy is high, potential energy is low •using a data table of info, determine the amount of kinetic energy when potential energy and total energy are provided •comparing how potential and kinetic energy are alike © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Calculating Work Task Cards

Calculating Work Task Cards

This PDF includes 32 task cards that allow teachers to assess their students' knowledge of calculating work and recognizing that simple machines make work easier (please see the extensive list of content that is covered below). A student answer sheet and teacher answer key are provided. An editable task card is included so that you can add your own task card question or task. The following content/topics are included: •definition of work •recognizing that in order for work to be done, the object must move in the direction of the force applied •calculating work when given the work equation •simple machines make work easier, but they do not decrease the total amount of work •the effect of distance increasing and force decreasing •spring scale is the tool used to measure force •using data tables to determine people who are performing the same amount of work •examples of work being done •definitions for force, distance, work, Joule (or Newton-meter) •how a simple machine, such as an inclined plane (ramp on a moving truck), effects work and the amount of force needed to move a box into the truck © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Elements Color-by-Number

Elements Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to complete statements related to elements. And YES- even secondary students love to color! Some terms/concepts included: proton neutron electron locations, charges, and masses of the 3 subatomic particles nucleus electron cloud chemical properties atomic number (is the same at the number of protons) chemical symbol periodic table metals (basic properties of) nonmetals (basic properties of) metalloids (basic properties of) atom group period elements compounds where most of the atom's mass is located This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, extra credit, or for early finishers. © Science Teaching Junkie. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Force and Motion Task Cards

Force and Motion Task Cards

This PDF includes 36 task cards to help students demonstrate mastery on various force and motion concepts. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided. Ideas on ways to use them in the science classroom are also included. For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have prior knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary: - speed (distance/time) - acceleration (change in speed and/or direction) - balanced and unbalanced forces - distance vs. time on a graph (speed represented graphically) - speed vs. time on a graph (speed represented graphically) - calculating speed (and average speed) - forces such as friction, gravity and air resistance - forces cause an object to accelerate - Newton's 3 Laws of Motion - reading a graph - force diagrams - calculating net force - calculating force, mass and acceleration (F=ma) © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Thermal Energy: Methods of Heat Transfer Color-by-Number TEKS 6.9A & TEKS 6.9B

Thermal Energy: Methods of Heat Transfer Color-by-Number TEKS 6.9A & TEKS 6.9B

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer various questions relating to the 3 methods of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation). And YES- even secondary students love to color! This product is great for assessing the following standards: TEKS 6.9A Investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation. TEKS 6.9B Verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting. There are 8 different questions with 3 possible answer choices each. Each answer choice corresponds to a different color. If all of the correct answer choices are chosen, then their final picture will be colored correctly to reflect complete mastery of the content. To be successful with this activity, students should be able to: •understand the 3 methods of thermal energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation •know the predictable pattern in which heat travels (from warmer to cooler until all substances attain the same temperature) This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, additional practice, extra credit, or for early finishers. These are also great for days when you have to be out of the classroom - a sub can easily take over this lesson! If you like this activity, ©2016 Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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While You were Absent Forms

While You were Absent Forms

When a student is absent, I simply fill out this form and attach all assignments and handouts to it with a paperclip. It has a place for name, date absent, due date for work, homework assigned, daily agenda, parent signature, etc... I've also included a alternate form for each of the designs that has space for you to add your own personalized note to your students. When the student returns to school, all you have to do is assign/circle the due date and it's ready to go! This document is an editable PDF form, with boxes for you to type information in. I discovered that when I have a lot of absent students in a day, I get really tired of writing the same agenda and homework information over and over. This new editable version will allow you to type it in once and print as many as you'd like (or print one at a time and be able to type the information instead of handwriting it.)
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Rock Cycle Color-by-Number

Rock Cycle Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer questions and complete statements related to the rock cycle. And YES- even secondary students love to color! This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, extra credit, or for early finishers. © Science Teaching Junkie. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Plant and Animal Cells Color-by-Number

Plant and Animal Cells Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer questions and complete statements related to plant and animal cells. And YES- even secondary students love to color! This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, extra credit, or for early finishers. Buy the Bundle and Save! By purchasing the bundle, you will save 15% on your total purchase! If you like this activity, © Science Teaching Junkie. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Speed, Velocity, & Acceleration Task Cards

Speed, Velocity, & Acceleration Task Cards

This PDF includes 36 task cards to help students demonstrate mastery on differentiating between speed, velocity and acceleration. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided. Ideas on ways to use them in the science classroom are also included. For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have prior knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary: - speed (distance/time) - velocity (speed in a direction) - acceleration (change in speed and/or direction) - distance vs. time on a graph (speed represented graphically) - calculating speed (and average speed) - calculating velocity - forces cause an object to accelerate - forces that may cause a moving object to slow, such as friction - reading a graph © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Reuniting Pangaea- Continental Drift Lesson

Reuniting Pangaea- Continental Drift Lesson

In this 2 part-lesson, students will collect data on fossil evidence and create their own landmass map with various colors to represent the locations of fossil discoveries. Then, they will cut out the landmasses and reassemble them logically to create a giant supercontinent (Pangaea). Students will share their decision and reasoning on the evidence with their group or partner, along with answering 4 conclusion questions. The teacher will post the correct landmass model key and students will glue their Pangaea into their science notebook. On Day 2, the teacher will read a passage on Alfred Wegener. Students will receive 10 sentence strips from the teacher and will use context clues to sequence the strips to create a timeline representing the historical development of the plate tectonic theory. At this point, the class can have a gallery walk and discuss the event sequence (optional). The lesson will conclude with students answering conclusion questions over the 2-day lesson and writing a summary in their science notebook describing the historical evidence that supports the plate tectonic theory.
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Chemistry for Interactive Notebooks

Chemistry for Interactive Notebooks

This PDF includes 74 full pages of various flippables, graphic organizers and activities for an Interactive Science Notebook to be used during a unit on Chemistry (22 pages are teacher answer keys). Most foldables and flippables are left blank on the inside. This will allow you to fully customize each one for whatever curriculum or grade you teach with the information you want your students to know. Some ideas would be to use definitions, pictures, and examples. These also make a great tool to use for science differentiation as well! Pages include information on: •Chemical and Physical Changes Card Sort •Properties of Matter •Evidence of a Chemical Change •Changing States of Matter •Element vs. Compound (2) •Element, Compound, Molecule •APE MAN •Atomic Structure •The Charge of an Atom •History of Atomic Theory •Parts of an Atom •Classifying Elements (Metals, Metalloids, Nonmetals) •Subatomic Particles •Density Practice •Recipes for Chemistry •The Nuts and Bolts of Chemistry (full lesson) •Elements, Compounds and Mixtures •Periodic Table •Drawing Atoms •4 Writing in Chemistry Activities •What’s Missing? (on the Periodic Table) •Periodic Table Vocabulary Builder •Label the Parts of an Atom •Chemical Formulas (using subscripts and coefficients to count atoms) •Chemical Formulas at Home •Bohr Diagrams and Valence Electrons •a generic admit and exit tickets are included Looking for another chemistry topic? If you don’t see something here that you would like added, please send me a message and I will do my best to get it added and update this product. Updates are always FREE for buyers. WANT TO GET ALL 6 OF MY INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOK PRODUCTS IN A BUNDLE AND SAVE 20%? ©2016 Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. Please email me with questions at ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com.
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Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Organisms and Environments

Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Organisms and Environments

GREAT FOR WARM-UPS, EXIT TICKETS, OR QUICK FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS! This product includes 37 different quick Science Starters to be used at the beginning or end of each class period. Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see. The last page of both the student printable and the teacher version includes an extra page for you to add your own Science Starter (editable PDF form). To edit the text you type into a box, select the text, then press Ctrl +e. You should see a pop-up box appear that will allow you to change the font, font size, alignment, etc... Daily Science Starter TEKS Included: 6.12 Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into Domains and Kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics which allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to: (A) understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells; (B) recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic; (C) recognize that the broadest taxonomic classification of living organisms is divided into currently recognized Domains; (D) identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms; (E) describe biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem in which organisms interact; and (F) diagram the levels of organization within an ecosystem, including organism, population, community, and ecosystem. 7.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that there is a relationship between organisms and the environment. The student is expected to: (A) observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms; (B) describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem; and (C) observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds. 7.11 Organisms and environments. The student knows that populations and species demonstrate variation and inherit many of their unique traits through gradual processes over many generations. The student is expected to: (A) examine organisms or their structures such as insects or leaves and use dichotomous keys for identification; (B) explain variation within a population or species by comparing external features, behaviors, or physiology of organisms that enhance their survival such as migration, hibernation, or storage of food in a bulb; and etc.......
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Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Matter and Energy

Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Matter and Energy

GREAT FOR WARM-UPS, EXIT TICKETS, OR QUICK FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS! This product includes 32 different quick Science Starters to be used at the beginning or end of each class period. Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see. The last page of both the student printable and the teacher version includes an extra page for you to add your own Science Starter (editable PDF form). To edit the text you type into a box, select the text, then press Ctrl +e. You should see a pop-up box appear that will allow you to change the font, font size, alignment, etc... Daily Science Starter TEKS Included: -6.5A: know that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols -6.5C: differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level -6.5D: identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or color change -6.6A: compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability -6.6B: calculate density to identify an unknown substance -7.5A: recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis -7.5C: diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids -7.6A: identify that organic compounds contain carbon and other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, or sulfur -7.6B: distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter in the digestive system -8.5A: describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud -8.5B: identify that protons determine an element's identity and valence electrons determine its chemical properties, including reactivity -8.5C: interpret the arrangement of the Periodic Table, including groups and periods, to explain how properties are used to classify elements -8.5D: recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts -8.5E: investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties are formed -8.5F: recognize whether a chemical equation containing coefficients is balanced or not and how that relates to the law of conservation of mass
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Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Force, Motion, and Energy

Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Force, Motion, and Energy

GREAT FOR WARM-UPS, EXIT TICKETS, OR QUICK FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS! This product includes 28 different quick Science Starters to be used at the beginning or end of each class period. Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see. The last page of both the student printable and the teacher version includes an extra page for you to add your own Science Starter (editable PDF form). Daily Science Starter TEKS Included: (8.6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy.  (A) demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object's motion; (B) differentiate between speed, velocity, and acceleration;  (C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports   activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches. (7.7) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship among force, motion, and energy.  (A) contrast situations where work is done with different amounts of force to situations where no work is done such as moving a box with a ramp and without a ramp, or standing still; (B) illustrate the transformation of energy within an organism such as the transfer from chemical energy to heat and thermal energy in digestion; (C) demonstrate and illustrate forces that affect motion in everyday life such as emergence of seedlings, turgor pressure, and geotropism (6.8) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows force and motion are related to potential and kinetic energy.  (A) compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy; (B) identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces; (C) calculate average speed using distance and time measurements; (D) measure and graph changes in motion;  (E)  investigate how inclined planes and pulleys can be used to change the amount of force to move an object. (6.9) Force, motion, & energy. The student knows that the Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it just changes form.  (A)  investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation; (B) verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting; (C) demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light en
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Plate Tectonics Color-by-Number

Plate Tectonics Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to match vocabulary terms with definitions. And YES- even secondary students love to color! Related Plate Tectonics terms include: continental drift asthenosphere plate tectonics lithosphere subduction zone convergent boundary transform boundary divergent boundary earthquakes volcanoes rift valley & mid-ocean ridge mountains This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, or for early finishers. If you like this activity, © Science Teaching Junkie. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Interactive Notebook Output Ideas

Interactive Notebook Output Ideas

Not sure how to start incorporating output ideas into your Interactive Notebook routine? Need a variety of output ideas for your established notebooking procedures? This is just what you've been looking for! With little to no prep (and no handouts to print), this product will have your students excited about processing, summarizing, and organizing the new information they learned on the input side of their notebook. Included: (please view the "Preview" above to get a closer look at what's included) •A How-To Guide for Teacher •A Fully EDITABLE PowerPoint that includes 42 different output (left side) activities for interactive notebooks •42 icon images for clean design, easy recognition, and time-saving navigation **Please note that this resource is a PowerPoint document. Editable pages allow you to enter additional text or images by inserting a text box or picture. Background images and preexisting text CANNOT be removed or edited.** ©Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Chemical Reactions Review Task Cards

Chemical Reactions Review Task Cards

Use these 16 task cards to help your students review chemical reactions. This PDF includes 16 task cards over chemical reactions. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided. Ideas on ways to use them in the science classroom are also included. For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have prior knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary: - Chemical/Physical changes - Evidence that a chemical reaction has occurred (including gas formation, odor change, unexpected color change, temperature change, formation of a precipitate, etc..) - how to model a chemical reaction story/scenario with a chemical equation - difference between elements, atoms, molecules, compounds - how to count atoms - reactants, yield, products - Law of Conservation of Mass and recognizing a balanced equation - 2 of the task cards require students to bubble in their answer document on a griddable Buy the Bundle and Save! Buy the Bundle and receive all future task card set additions, revisions and updates at no additional cost to you! © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Daily Science Starters for Middle School - The WHOLE Bundle!

Daily Science Starters for Middle School - The WHOLE Bundle!

This product includes all 4 of my Daily Science Starters bundled together to save you money! By purchasing all 4 as a bundle you save almost 15%!! They are aligned with the middle school TEKS, so students are sure to be exposed to all content required in the middle grades and you can rest assured that they will be prepared for the state standardized assessment. Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see. © Science Teaching Junkie. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Forces that Change the Earth Task Cards

Forces that Change the Earth Task Cards

This PDF includes 40 task cards (and 2 blank, editable PDF cards) to help students demonstrate mastery on various forces that shape the Earth. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided. Ideas on ways to use them in the science classroom are also included. For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have prior knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary: - 3 plate boundaries (divergent, transform, convergent) and the effects of their movements - continental crust vs. oceanic crust - layers of the Earth (with basic facts) - Theory of Continental Drift - Theory of Plate Tectonics © Science Teaching Junkie, Inc. Terms of Use - this resource is for use by one teacher only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide or campus-wide quote. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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