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Jessica Smith Science

I am a 7th grade Science and Reading teacher that loves creative ways to get students engaged! I specialize in interactive notebook activities, task cards, hands on activities, and incorporating nonfiction and vocabulary strategies in the science classroom.

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I am a 7th grade Science and Reading teacher that loves creative ways to get students engaged! I specialize in interactive notebook activities, task cards, hands on activities, and incorporating nonfiction and vocabulary strategies in the science classroom.
Animal & Plant Cells + Organelles Read and Apply Activity
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Animal & Plant Cells + Organelles Read and Apply Activity

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As a middle school teacher, I see more and more students that have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. I needed a more simply option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome that obstacle. These are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 2 mini reading passages (this topic has more information than most others) - 1 application activity (cell diagrams + flip flaps) - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key
Physical Science Equations Matching Center
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Physical Science Equations Matching Center

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Physical Science Equations Matching Activity This matching activity is great addition to your science center toolbox! Just print on card stock, laminate, and cut for years of use! Could also be used for student practice, partner work, differentiation, or for early finishers! This product includes: - 12 sets of matching cards (36 cards total) in bright color OR black and white! - Student record sheet (students fill in description & draw picture after matching) Equations include: weight, force, velocity, momentum, work, mechanical advantage, pressure, current, power, speed, volume, and density. Blank sheets of cards also included so you can write in any additional equations or terms you would like to include in the set!
Meiosis Read and Apply Activity
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Meiosis Read and Apply Activity

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Meiosis reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
Law of Superposition/Relative Age Task Cards + Student Record Sheet
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Law of Superposition/Relative Age Task Cards + Student Record Sheet

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This product includes 16 task cards with questions and diagrams assessing student knowledge of The Law of Superposition and Relative Dating. This is a great way to quickly learn if students are grasping concepts or not! Task cards can be used in many ways including: "SCOOT!", small groups, partners, a science center, a whole group activity (show questions on Smartboard or Doc Cam), a gallery walk, for early finishers, or for students to continually practice what they've learned. The sky is the limit with task cards! Just print, laminate, and cut to use them year after year! Student record sheet & answer key are included!
Ecosystems Flash Cards
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Ecosystems Flash Cards

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Ecosystems Flash Cards These interactive flash cards will help your students create, practice, and retain important vocabulary knowledge. Students will cut out definitions and match them to the words. This allows a hands on approach to creating flash cards! Keep the flash cards handy throughout the unit to use during a center or extra time. A great tool for students to take home to practice with family as well! Words included: food chain, producer, consumer, scavenger, decomposer, vertebrate, invertebrate, predator, prey carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, heterotroph, autotroph, population, ecosystem, biosphere, biome, community, species, habitat, biotic, abiotic, organism
Science Root Words & Meanings Memory Matching Game
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Science Root Words & Meanings Memory Matching Game

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This is a fun way for students to get to know the meanings of commonly used roots, prefixes, and suffixes in science! Teachers could use this for a review, for students who get done early, at a science center, or in small groups! Teachers will print, laminate, and cut the memory cards for student use. There are 54 playing cards for students to lay out and match the root with the meaning. This game would work best with 2-5 players. Directions for use included!!
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Read and Apply Activity
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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Read and Apply Activity

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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Reading Comprehension Interactive Notebook Activity - Includes net force, explanations, and examples. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
Phases of the Moon Read and Apply
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Phases of the Moon Read and Apply

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Phases of the Moon reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
Animal & Plant Cell Color, Cut, & Paste Activity
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Animal & Plant Cell Color, Cut, & Paste Activity

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This is a great product for students to create paper cells & help them learn the structure and differences between plant and animal cells. It would be PERFECT for an interactive science notebook! This product includes: *A blank animal cell with student instructions. *Animal cell organelle color & cut page WITH organelle labels. *Animal cell organelle color & cut page WITHOUT organelle labels (more challenging for differentiation). *Animal Cell answer key example in black & white. *Animal Cell answer key example in color. *A blank plant cell with student instructions. *Plant cell organelle color & cut page WITH organelle labels. *Plant cell organelle color & cut page WITHOUT organelle labels (more challenging). *Plant cell answer key example in black & white. *Plant cell answer key example in color.
Evolution and Adaptations Read and Apply
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Evolution and Adaptations Read and Apply

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Theory of evolution and adaptations reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information on Darwin's theory of evolution and studies, natural selection, and how adaptations allow different species to survive. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
Soil Layers Science Interactive Notebook Activity
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Soil Layers Science Interactive Notebook Activity

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A great addition to your Earth Science curriculum!!! This science interactive notebook activity focuses on soil and how it is layered in our earth. This product includes a soil flip flap, a soil horizons flip flap, and a soil layers 4 door foldable where students can keep information about each horizon/layer. Photo examples with content are included or you could use your own content to fit your curriculum!! Use this activity as in-class work, homework, a science center, partner work, notes, or review!
Types of Volcanoes Foldable Activity {Includes Options for Differentiation}
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Types of Volcanoes Foldable Activity {Includes Options for Differentiation}

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This foldable activity is a great hands-on learning tool for students to understand the 3 types of volcanoes: cinder cone, shield, and stratovolcano (composite). You have options to use this product to meet your needs. This product includes 4 versions of the foldable itself: in color and black and white (ink saver) and 1 foldable per page or 2 foldables per page (paper saver!). A cut & paste facts about each volcano option is included for differentiation. The cut & paste facts would be great to use as a sorting activity before students glue into foldable. Another option is to use it as notes, homework, a research assignment, partner activity, etc.
Animal & Plant Cell Coloring Pages
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Animal & Plant Cell Coloring Pages

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Students will use the color code chart to color each cell organelle to distinguish the different structures. Great as an introduction activity for students to learn the organelles. Could also be used as a homework assignment, science center, or extra credit! Also makes a great study tool after the coloring is complete!