Mike Mckee

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United States - Florida - Orlando
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By Mike Mckee
Students make a "glob' of colored gummy candies, then use it to determine which atom they created, and learn how to get information from the periodic table. This is an inquiry activity and is an introduction to the periodic table, atoms, electrons,
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Laboratory
$2.00
25
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By Mike Mckee
Students know all matter is made of atoms, which may combine to form molecules. Students will construct molecules out of gum drop atoms and compare the structures of the molecules the students predicted to the actual structures.
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$1.00
29
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By Mike Mckee
Description: Students will count the number of stars in 2 pictures that are the same but at different sizes. Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.1.E.5.1 Observe and discuss that there are more stars in the sky than anyone can easily count and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
18
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By Mike Mckee
Contains 23 activities! See table of contents in the sample file. These lessons are by grade level, but I have these activities divided by content area in a separate set of books in my store. Check them out if you want them separated by Physical,
Subjects:
General Science, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Science Centers, Laboratory
$20.00
7
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By Mike Mckee
Description: Students will drop marbles into a pan of flour from various heights to see the effect of gravity on the marble. Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.1.E.5.2 Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth's gravity pulls
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$0.50
14
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By Mike Mckee
Containing 28 activities! See table of contents in the sample file. These lessons are by grade level, but I have these activities divided by content area in a separate set of books in my store. Check them out if you want them separated by
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers, Laboratory
$20.00
4
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By Mike Mckee
Contains 19 Activities! See table of contents in the sample file. These lessons are organized by content, but I have these activities divided by grade level in a separate set of books in my store. Check them out if you are looking for the books
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Laboratory
$15.00
2
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By Mike Mckee
Students will describe the role of gravity in the formation of objects in the solar system and the paths of objects in the solar system. California State Standard(s): SC.8.4.e. Students know the appearance, general composition, relative position
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
10
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By Mike Mckee
Students will build a simple electromagnet and examine devices that utilize electromagnets to make things move.
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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By Mike Mckee
Description: Students will create slime to determine how mass is conserved and observable properties change during a chemical reaction. California State Standard(s): SC.8.5.b. Students know the idea of atoms explains the conservation of matter:
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
7
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By Mike Mckee
Description: Students will construct a package to slow down the three forms of heat transfer and describe how heat transfer occurs and then explain how the materials are used to protect the ice cube as opposed to other uses. Students will also
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$1.00
5
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By Mike Mckee
Since the distances are vast in the solar system and between stars, astronomers have created various units to represent these large distances. They use them only because they are easier to use and they are agreed upon quantities. Students will
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
9
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By Mike Mckee
Description: Students will perform a series of experiments to investigate the properties of several types of soil. Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.2.E.6.3 Classify soil types based on color, texture (size of particles), the ability to
Subjects:
Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$1.00
10
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By Mike Mckee
Contains 21 Activities! See table of contents in the sample file. These lessons are by grade level, but I have these activities divided by content area in a separate set of books in my store. Check them out if you want them separated by Physical,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers, Laboratory
$17.00
3
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By Mike Mckee
Description: Students will examine soil to determine what is in it and how it is formed. Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.2.E.6.2 Describe how small pieces of rock and dead plant and animal parts can be the basis of soil and explain the
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$1.00
6
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By Mike Mckee
Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.1.L.16.1. Make observations that plants and animals closely resemble their parents, but variations exist among individuals within a population.
Subjects:
General Science, Biology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
10
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By Mike Mckee
Students explore the difference between heat and temperature. The free version is the full student worksheet. The pay version has all the notes for this lab, with expected results and background information. This work is licensed under the
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Laboratory
$1.00
9
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By Mike Mckee
What are the Primary Colors of Pigments? Description: Students will determine the primary colors of pigments by separating ink dots using chromatography. Florida Sunshine State Standard(s): SC.5.P.8.4 Demonstrate and explain that mixtures of
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
4
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By Mike Mckee
Students will calculate the amount of freshwater found on Earth by comparing earth's water supply to an imaginary earth having only 1000 ml of water. Then they will create a water conservation plan.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
5
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By Mike Mckee
The Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram is a graph that is widely used in astronomy to categorize and graph stars. The plot is made by assuming that all stars are at a set distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light years) from earth. By doing this,
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 22 years of teaching experience and curriculum development, having taught in high school for most of that time. I have extensive experience in teacher professional development primarily with middle and elementary school teachers. Most of the professional development is geared toward an inquiry approach to teaching and learning, with a great deal of emphasis of changing the beliefs of appropriate instruction that will maximize student achievement. I am the state director for the Florida Science Olympiad, which specializes in team based science competitions for elementary, middle, and high school students. Finally, I am the director for undergraduate programs at the University of Central Florida in the College of Optics and Photonics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Scientific inquiry is the best way to teach and learn because it engages students in their own critical thinking and problem solving. Instead of teachers "telling" students what to do, the students construct their own meaning from the lessons. I utilize an ABC - CBV approach: Activity Before Concept, Concept Before Vocabulary. This is an approach that is opposite of what most teachers traditionally use in their classrooms. However, it is most effective for student learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*Radio Shack National Teacher Award, 2002 *Teacher of the Year, 1998 *Received multiple local grants and awards

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters of Science in Physics Education, University of Central Florida, 2006 Bachelor of Science in Physics Education, Ohio State University, 1990

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Can't find something? I also have videos and other items that I can make available upon request. I worked at a local television station and we produced about 15 shows that focused on many science concepts. Maybe one will work for you. Contact me and ask!

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