A New Take on a Class Periodic Table Project

Chris KeslerBlog, Uncategorized

Every year we do a periodic table wall project, but we have always done it with pieces of paper.  I found this awesome school periodic table project using cereal boxes on Pinterest the other day and realized that I was selling my students short. This project is far more impressive to look at than a wall full of pieces of … Read More

Density Lessons for Middle School

Chris KeslerBlog, Physical Science

Density is another unit in middle school science that kids have a tendency to struggle with.  I have put together a complete step-by-step lesson plan that is to be taught over the course of 5-6 class periods. My density lesson plan includes: Complete lesson plans for a 5-7 day unit on Density 3 video lessons (~10 mins each) created by … Read More

Body Systems Card Sort Activity

Chris KeslerBlog, Life Science

This activity allows students to sort the 10 body systems by system, main function, and major organs. I use this body systems card sort activity in my class when I’m teaching body systems, but also use it for intervention/tutoring, and test reviews. This students will thank you for allow them to play a game rather than have to study notes. … Read More

FREE Moon Phases Card Sort Activity

Chris KeslerBlog, Earth Science

Arguably one of the most challenging science concepts to teach in middle school is the moon phase unit.  It is such an abstract idea and many students just can’t wrap their heads around it. I have created a moon phases card sort game that helps put things into perspective. The product includes: 8 moon phase photos cards with moon phase … Read More

Characteristics of Organisms Card Sort

Chris KeslerBlog, Life Science

I have created a characteristics of organisms card sort activity that will help students with a lot of the middle school vocabulary that I have to teach during my biology unit. The card sort helps reinforce the following concepts in a fun way.  Each of these topics are included in the card sort. Autotrophic vs Heterotrophic Sexual vs. Assexual Prokaryotic … Read More