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Mrs. V Science

I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade science in Georgia. I taught in Massachusetts for 8 years as well. I love teaching and finding ways to connect with students.

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I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade science in Georgia. I taught in Massachusetts for 8 years as well. I love teaching and finding ways to connect with students.
Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock Webquest

Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock Webquest

Great webquest, includes three full pages, one each for each of the three types of rocks. All links that are in the webquest work as of today and many have great interactives. Some of the interactives require Flash, so please plan accordingly when deciding what sort of device to have students complete the webquest on (items that play Adobe Flash are a must for a couple of the sites).
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The Science of Finding Dory~Movie Worksheet

The Science of Finding Dory~Movie Worksheet

Twenty-five questions for students to answer while viewing Finding Dory. Questions cover a range of science topics that are addressed during the video. It's finally the sequel to my popular Finding Nemo worksheet! Great for a wide range of ages, as questions can be answered in a variety of depths.
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Velocity, Speed and Acceleration ESCAPE ROOM/BREAKOUT LESSON

Velocity, Speed and Acceleration ESCAPE ROOM/BREAKOUT LESSON

Students solve speed problems, interpret graphs, put together puzzles and open different boxes to get more clues. Don't have boxes? That's ok! Create your own escape room experience with envelopes or pencil boxes. Have students decipher and answer questions about velocity, speed, and acceleration. Students demonstrate their science knowledge AND have a blast! Setup for 7 different groups, seven different codes. You can adapt it to fit an envelope system OR a 3 digit resettable lock. I bought mine (not resettable) at Dollar Tree, combos are on the outside of the package, so that is an option too! Use this as inspiration for even more Escape Room Lessons! INCLUDES: Hide code 1 somewhere in the room...or have a system for them to get envelope 2 7 different speed problem sets for box/envelope 2's code 7 different Ciphers and questions/problems (if you use the invisible ink) 7 different graph problems to get box/envelope 3's code Directions for incorporating dollar tree puzzles into the mix. TWO DIFFERENT (1 min or 2 min) Speed Bump Cards (color-coded) for each group. (So fun to throw a team out for a minute or two--also color-coded) Hint Tickets/Cards for all 3 boxes, color-coded so you can keep track of whom you have given hints to Need an editable version to customize it to your locks? Go ahead and email me at shancrafty@gmail.com to make arrangements after purchase.
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Law of Conservation of Mass with LEGOS! (Lab Activity)

Law of Conservation of Mass with LEGOS! (Lab Activity)

A great lab for demonstrating the law of conservation of matter. Students use Lego blocks (or you can substitute gummy bears or some other manipulative) to build chemical equations. Students take the mass of the parts of the equations and then see how the mass is unchanged in the reactants and products. This version has two versions: one with pre-filled colors, and the other with the colors left blank so you can adapt it to fit with the Legos you already have. The second part of the lab includes alka-seltzer, water and ziploc baggies. Students see how mass is unchanged in a closed system.
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Heredity & Genetics ESCAPE ROOM LESSON

Heredity & Genetics ESCAPE ROOM LESSON

Genetics, Protein Synthesis, Punnett Square, Phenotype Data--it's all in here. Use actual locks and boxes, OR use this fun lesson with a simple envelope system! Enough problems for 7 groups of students, or more if you use the problems in duplicate. I actually made different codes and problems for each group. With locks: utilizes 2 3-digit locks, one MasterLock combination lock, and one Key lock. Four boxes, some paper, and a lot of fun!! I got the locks at Dollar Tree, and the boxes are inexpensive unfinished wooden boxes. Your students will love it and want more. INCLUDES: 7 different transcription/translation problem sets for box/envelope 1 7 different Punnett Square Sets for box/envelope 2 7 different Ciphers and graph problems for box/envelope 3 TWO DIFFERENT (1 min or 2 min) Speed Bump Cards (color-coded) for each group. (So fun to throw a team out for a minute or two--also color-coded) Hint Tickets/Cards for all 3 boxes, color-coded so you can keep track of whom you have given hints to. Need an editable version? I will email you a MS publisher file after purchase of this pdf. Please email shancrafty@gmail.com with subject line GENETICS ESCAPE ROOM. Thanks! .
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The Environmental Science of Finding Dory: Movie Worksheet

The Environmental Science of Finding Dory: Movie Worksheet

The long-awaited sequel to my Adaptations and Symbiosis in Finding Nemo Worksheet! One page, front and back. Answer key included, also one page front and back. Thirteen questions for students to answer while viewing the movie Finding Dory. The questions focus on the topic of environmental science, looking at everything from pollution seen in the film to the goals of the marine institute, and adaptations of the specific characters.
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The Psychology of Finding Dory-Video Worksheet

The Psychology of Finding Dory-Video Worksheet

Thirteen questions for students to answer while viewing the movie Finding Dory. The questions focus on the topic of psychology, looking at the different issues presented in the film, strategies Dory's parents use with her, and emotional connections/reactions to the film. Two pages for worksheet (one page front and back), two pages for answer key. Great for an intro to psych class. Questions can be answered simply or elaborately, and would work even with adults taking educational psychology.
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The Evolution of Communication~Cell Phone Cladograms

The Evolution of Communication~Cell Phone Cladograms

Have your students make a cladogram using something they definitely know about...cell phones! This set has a cover page that shows a variety of phones ranging from candlestick to iPhone 7 Plus! Then, there are two different activities: a more scaffolded version with the traits filled in, or a blank version for students to create their own. An answer key is provided for the scaffolded version. Enjoy!
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Acceleration Determination

Acceleration Determination

Students complete a 20 meter run and use the data to calculate their velocity and then they calculate their acceleration. Students use the data to graph their results. Great lab--only requires a stopwatch (or digital timer), graph paper, a meter stick to measure out your "track," and tape to mark the 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 meter marks.
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Greenhouse Gases Phet Simulation

Greenhouse Gases Phet Simulation

Great simplified worksheet to go with the pHet simulation for Greenhouse gases. Must have a java-enabled device in order to run the simulation. Link to sim is below, enjoy this free resource! https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/greenhouse
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Environmental Coat of Arms

Environmental Coat of Arms

Students make an environmental coat of arms--expressing the following: A symbol of what is most important about the environment (to them), a motto for the environment, what they want for the environment in the future, and what they are going to personally do to help the environment. Would make a great bulletin board, mini project, etc.
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Net Force Quick Quiz or Practice Sheet

Net Force Quick Quiz or Practice Sheet

Students answer four vocabulary completion questions and then analyze scenarios to calculate net force, determine the direction the box is moving, and whether it is a balanced or unbalanced force. 20 questions, answer key provided.
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Law of Conservation of Mass/Chemical Reactions Vocabulary

Law of Conservation of Mass/Chemical Reactions Vocabulary

Students cut and paste the vocabulary words in their notebooks, matching them with the correct definition. (Definitions and Terms are Scrambled) Includes a visual cue or example for each term. Includes terms: law of conservation of mass, law of conservation of matter, reactant, product, chemical formula, chemical equation, coefficient, subscript
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