I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted. Ever since school started back up, I've been so busy just trying to keep my head above water. And since I haven't had a common planning day with the rest of the science department since early December, I am struggling...BAD! Luckily, tomorrow is an in-service day for me and Thursday is the science department common planning day. YAY!!
The good news is...
I've spent a lot of that time creating new products for my classroom and my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Today, I added the Life Science - Human Body for Interactive Notebooks (that has been a work in progress for about a month).
I've also started a new formative assessment series that I am calling Easy As Pie. I currently have 6 different products in the series, but there will be more to come. The idea stemmed from a way to help students distinguish between 2 contrasting ideas or concepts in science. I started with an Elements/Compounds Pie and then created pies for Observations/Inferences, Convergent/Divergent/Transform Boundaries, Rotation/Revolution, Physical and Chemical Properties/Changes, and Solid/Liquid/Gas. Each pie slice has a different example or definition. Students must decide if the example/definition applies to one term or another.
Teachers just need to print off the pies and cut out the individual pie slices. Simply place the pieces into a bag and have students reassemble the pies, so that they have an Element Pie and a Compound Pie, for example. This quickly assesses students' understanding of some of the basic scientific ideas.
Click on the following links to be taken directly to the product on Teachers Pay Teachers:
Life Science - Human Body for Interactive Notebooks
Easy as Pie - Rotation and Revolution
Easy as Pie - Convergent, Divergent, and Transform Plate Boundaries
Easy as Pie - States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas)
Easy as Pie - Observations and Inferences
Easy as Pie - Physical and Chemical Properties, Physical and Chemical Changes
Easy as Pie - Elements and Compounds