Mike in the Middle School

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Mike in the Middle School
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I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.

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By Mike in the Middle School
This digital interactive review is the perfect tool to extend and reinforce your students understanding of key ecology concepts in middle school. Through a variety of templates, students organize, sort, label and classify components of ecosystems
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, RST.6-8.4
$4.00
13
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By Mike in the Middle School
These activities were created to help kids review, reinforce and grasp the concepts of absolute versus relative dating. Included in this product are a mix of Interactive notebook, sorting activities and coloring pages. These activities are perfect
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
14
Digital Download PDF (4.03 MB)
By Mike in the Middle School
Save planning time and engage your students with this loaded activity bundle. You will find a combination of engaging activities for middle school students, made by middle school teachers on ecology. This resource is very flexible, it can be used
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Environment
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.5, RST.6-8.7
$62.75
$56.48
5
Bundle
By Mike in the Middle School
Plants are the perfect topic for any middle school class. Seeds grow easily and students love to try new foods. Engage your students with this NO PREP, Complete lesson bundle as they learn about plants. Students will explore the “green stuff” around
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$32.00
$28.80
1
Bundle
By Mike in the Middle School
The diffusion coloring activity is a key reinforcement for middle school science classes. This enables students to demonstrate understanding of the concepts osmosis and diffusion. Students will color and cut various molecules to demonstrate
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$4.25
16
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By Mike in the Middle School
Middle school students need to get outside and experience science. This field lab allows students to do a simple quadrat observation study in any green space around your school or during a field trip. This is a real technique used by ecologist to
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
$4.75
5
Digital Download PDF (4.28 MB)
By Mike in the Middle School
This activity pack is a great resource to engage middle level students with the basics of germs, bacteria and virus. Students use web resources to research, learn and investigate. The three main activities are as follows. Germs for Middle School
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.50
10
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By Mike in the Middle School
Save planning time and engage your students with this ONLINE activity bundle. Perfect for distance learning. You will find a combination of engaging activities for middle school students, made by middle school teachers on ecology. This resource is
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$35.25
$31.73
5
Bundle
By Mike in the Middle School
The Earth has changed dramatically over the past 5 billion years of geologic time. Use our LESSON BUNDLE to save you time, energy, and effort. This package includes all the tools for instruction, reinforcement, interaction, and practice. Our lessons
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$28.15
$25.33
2
Bundle
By Mike in the Middle School
Students will enjoy this bundle of hybrid lesson activities that allow them to learn both in a face to face and online format. Teachers will find a wealth of resources that will allow them to customize each activity to their classroom. All lessons
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$58.00
$52.20
3
Bundle
By Mike in the Middle School
Looking for a way to reinforce key ecology concepts with your middle school students? These NO PREP scribble, cut and color interactive notebooks pages are what you’re looking for. This product includes core concepts to review and reinforce key
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Handouts
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$4.80
9
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By Mike in the Middle School
Save time with this No Prep lesson on Seafloor Spreading. Start your lesson with a clip from “The Hunt for Red October.” Students listen as SONAR pings approach a submarine in an intense standoff. Connect this Idea to Harry Hess and his time in the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.75
3
Digital Download PDF (4.32 MB)
By Mike in the Middle School
Engage your students with this genetics bundle bundle. It’s designed to be used as a mix of online, face to face and one to one instruction in the middle school classroom. Recorded instructions, editable presentations, 1 to 1 student assignments,
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$54.25
$43.40
5
Bundle
By Mike in the Middle School
Google Apps interactives are perfect for helping students understand key concepts related to plate tectonics. Students will sort, manipulate, classify and reflect while they complete these NO PREP Interactives. Assign through Google Classroom or
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$4.20
8
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By Mike in the Middle School
Challenge and engage your students with this drawing assignment. Students will measure length using the metric system. In addition students have to follow directions, draw straight lines and pay attention to make this project work. Students
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (2.04 MB)
By Mike in the Middle School
Are you looking to reinforce science concepts or differentiate your classroom without the hassle of making hundreds of copies?In this simple NO PREP activity, students will take static electricity concepts and construct the proper meaning by
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.10, RST.6-8.7
$4.25
7
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By Mike in the Middle School
Hands on, modeling activities are key to establishing students understanding of biotic components in an ecosystem. In this activity, students will learn about Canadian Lynx. From there they will participate in a scientific modeling activity, the
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Laboratory
CCSS:
RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$4.50
4
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By Mike in the Middle School
Looking for the perfect activity to engage your kids before the holiday and still learn a little along the way? This DNA chain activity allows kids to create the perfect holiday science decoration for any classroom. With three different options,
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Handouts
$3.50
5
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By Mike in the Middle School
Fidget toys are tools that can help students focus and pay attention. They also can annoy teachers and administrators. With this basic understanding, we will investigate to see if there is a link between students use of fidget spinners and memory.
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Other (Science)
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
$3.50
18
Digital Download ZIP (2.07 MB)
By Mike in the Middle School
Have you ever had a student ask, “My grandpa smoked for 40 years and never got cancer?” These questions often confuse students and give them a false sense of invincibility. This guide is a companion to “You and your Genes” from the National
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts, Outlines
$3.00
6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching in the middle school for 20 years. Currently, I serve as robotics club coach, varsity track coach and a team facilitator.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in minds on learning experiences. I want my students to engage the content first, this requires them to be involved in their learning. We experiment, build and design as part of our class. I enjoy integrating Google Drive Projects into class. Anytime I can involve a photo you can count me in.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

State Finalist, Presidents Award for Math and Science Model Cooperating Teacher Award in Secondary Education Keystones Technology Integrator, Conservation District “Educator of the Year”

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA Educational Technology and Leadership, B.S. Biology, General Science and Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I really enjoy teaching science in middle school. On many days I am amazed that I get paid to play with legos, set things on fire and take kids on amazing field trips. My own kids are now moving through my school and this has been a great experience helping me understand the impact of my teaching.

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