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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
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 Energy Task Cards + Student Record Sheet
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Types of Energy Task Cards + Student Record Sheet

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16 task cards asking students to identify 8 types of energy. Types of energy included: Kinetic, Potential, Thermal, Nuclear, Electrical, Light, Sound, & Chemical. Students will be given real world examples and they will have to identify the type of energy being used in that example. Student record sheet & answer key provided! Task cards can be used in a variety of ways! They can be used with the popular game "Scoot!", in stations/centers, as a review, with small groups, posted around the room, as an extension, under a document camera, or as an alternative to review worksheets. They are a GREAT resource and so versatile!
Digestive and Excretory Systems Reading Comprehension Interactive Notebook
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Digestive and Excretory Systems Reading Comprehension Interactive Notebook

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Digestive and Excretory Systems Reading Comprehension Activity 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!! This product would best fit with 4th-6th graders, but would be GREAT for a 7-8 grade remediation reading class or special ed! Would also be a great option for differentiation if you have just a few students in your class that are having a difficult time with their grade level text that you already use.
Scientific Method Quick Assessments
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Scientific Method Quick Assessments

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These pages will help you and your students gauge where they are and what steps you should take to further their learning. These are perfect for warm ups or exit tickets, homework, time fillers, notes, centers, etc! All practice pages included will copy 2 per page. This product includes the following: 1. Steps of the Scientific Method Background Knowledge (Purpose, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Analysis, Conclusion, Follow-Up) 2. Hypothesis Writing Practice 3. Experiment: Detailed steps writing practice. 4. Observation and Inference 1 5. Observation and Inference 2 6. Observation and Inference 3 7. Identifying Steps of the Scientific Method Matching 8. Analysis: Creating a Bar Graph 9. Analysis: Creating a Line Graph 10. Analysis: Creating a Circle Graph 11. Identifying Control & Variables
M&M Lab: Practicing the Scientific Method with CHOCOLATE!
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M&M Lab: Practicing the Scientific Method with CHOCOLATE!

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What better way to practice the steps of the scientific method than with CHOCOLATE?! This lab includes all steps of the scientific method where students test the slogan "melts in your mouth, not in your hands". They will perform two tests to see if that slogan holds true. The lab includes data collecting in multiple trials, graphing, and conclusion questions. Pictures of graph examples included. The only materials required are regular M&M's - I buy the huge bag and distribute them to groups in cups! And a place to wash hands before and after the experiment!
Graphing BUNDLE
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Graphing BUNDLE

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Graphing bundle is a discounted bundle of my 3 graphing notes & practice products. This bundle includes: Bar Graph Notes & Practice - Bar Graph Notes + Answer Key - Five practice bar graphs (varying difficulties). Line Graph Notes & Practice - Line Graph Notes + Answer Key - Five practice line graphs (varying difficulties) Circle Graph Notes & Practice - Circle Graph Notes + Answer Key - Two "Calculating Percentages" practice problems - Four circle graph practice problems - One blank circle graphs that can be filled in with any data or numbers.
Earth Layers NO PREP Notes Lesson Pack
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Earth Layers NO PREP Notes Lesson Pack

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A NO PREP all-in-one lesson pack including a warm up, notes, reinforcement, and assessment. Everything you need for a solid lesson plan from start to finish and NGSS Earth and Space Science Standard approved! Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: A 3 questions, half page warm up Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work Quiz: 8 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. All Answer Keys This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels.
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.
Cell Division Read & Apply: Reading Passage, Interactive Notebook Activity + Writing Prompt
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Cell Division Read & Apply: Reading Passage, Interactive Notebook Activity + Writing Prompt

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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: - 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.
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!!