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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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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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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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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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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Energy Transformations Color-by-Number

Energy Transformations Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer various questions relating to energy transformations. And YES- even secondary students love to color! For each question/problem, students are provided with 3 different answer choices. 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. Terms/types of energy included in this product are: light energy chemical energy electrical energy thermal energy mechanical energy sound energy solar energy Law of Conservation of Energy As a challenge, students are given the opportunity to describe the energy transformation that occurs when the girl in the color-by-number picture paddles her kayak. This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, additional practice, 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, 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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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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Chemical/Physical Changes & Chemical Formulas Task Cards

Chemical/Physical Changes & Chemical Formulas Task Cards

This PDF includes 36 task cards over chemical/physical changes and basic chemical formulas. 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: - evidence and definitions of chemical and physical changes - distinguishing between elements and compounds on the most basic level - counting atoms in a chemical formula - counting the number of elements in a chemical formula - the basic structure of a chemical equation - subscript - coefficient © 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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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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Changes to Land: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Color-by-Number

Changes to Land: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer questions and complete statements related to the weathering, erosion, and deposition. 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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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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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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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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Genetics and Punnett Squares Color-by-Number

Genetics and Punnett Squares Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to solve some basic monohybrid crosses (related to dominant and recessive human traits) and answer general questions related to genetics and heredity. 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. This product should NOT be posted on any website. ScienceTeachingJunkie@yahoo.com
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Human Body Systems Color-by-Number

Human Body Systems Color-by-Number

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to match human body systems to their functions. And YES- even secondary students love to color! Body Systems included: circulatory respiratory reproductive skeletal muscular endocrine excretory nervous integumentary immune digestive 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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Chemical and Physical Changes Color-by-Number TEKS 6.5D & 8.5E

Chemical and Physical Changes Color-by-Number TEKS 6.5D & 8.5E

This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer various questions relating to physical and chemical changes. And YES- even secondary students love to color! This product addresses: TEKS 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, and TEKS 8.5D: Recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number if atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts. There are 13 different questions with 4 answer choices for students to choose from. 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. Terms/concepts students need to know in order to be successful with this product are: •chemical change (evidence of, definition) •physical change (evidence of, definition) •precipitate •chemical properties of matter •physical properties of matter ���energy can be released during a chemical change •formation of a gas This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, additional practice, extra credit, or for early finishers. © 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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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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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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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 - Earth and Space

Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Earth and Space

GREAT FOR WARM-UPS, EXIT TICKETS, OR QUICK FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS! This product includes 55 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: 6.10 Earth and space. The student understands the structure of Earth, the rock cycle, and plate tectonics. The student is expected to: (A) build a model to illustrate the structural layers of Earth, including the inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, asthenosphere, and lithosphere; (B) classify rocks as metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary by the processes of their formation; (C) identify the major tectonic plates, including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American; and (D) describe how plate tectonics causes major geological events such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building. 6.11 Earth and space. The student understands the organization of our solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. The student is expected to: (A) describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets; (B) understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system; and (C) describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel. 7.8 Earth and space. The student knows that natural events and human activity can impact Earth systems. The student is expected to: (A) predict and describe how different types of catastrophic events impact ecosystems such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes; (B) analyze the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the environment in ecoregions of Texas; and (C) model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed. 7.9 Earth and space. The student knows components of our solar system. The student is expected to: (A) analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of
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