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A 3-page worksheet that covers the basic evolutionary concepts of speciation and , including the 3 ways that the isolation can occur: geographic isolation, behavioral isolation, and temporal isolation. Contents: Page 1: Reading assignment that
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Science, Biology, General Science
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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$3.00
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A comprehensive 90-slide PPT product that covers all major topics in a middle school or lower high school unit on the reproductive system. Through text, pictures, diagrams and animations, this presentation introduces the topics below. PPT
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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A 3-page worksheet that covers the basic concepts of genetic drift and two main ways that it can occur: genetic bottlenecks and the founder effect. Contents: Page 1: Reading assignment that summarizes natural selection, genetic drift, genetic
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Science, Biology, General Science
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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$2.50
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A comprehensive 38-slide PPT product that covers all major topics in a middle school / lower high school unit on pathogens and the immune system. Topics include: what is the immune system, immune system organs, lymphocytes, phagocytes, first line
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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$5.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 3-page worksheet that covers the basic evolutionary concepts of micro and macroevolution and the : divergent evolution, convergent evolution, and coevolution. Contents: Page 1: Reading assignment that summarizes the differences between
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Science, Biology, General Science
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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$3.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that teaches and reinforces the skill of determining the net force on an object and analyzing if the forces are balanced or unbalanced and if the object will ultimately accelerate or not accelerate by analyzing 10 free body or
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Science, Physics, Physical Science
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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Worksheets
$3.00
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A 3-page reading exercise and worksheet that covers the 6 essential nutrients, and fiber. Page 1 is a reading exercise that covers the following topics: - Why we need to eat - What is a
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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A 7-page worksheet that covers the basic classification concepts of life functions, Linnaean classification, binomial nomenclature, and the 3 domain/4 kingdom model of classification.Contents:Page 1-3:Reading assignment that summarizes the 8 major
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Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
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$3.00
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A 5-page worksheet product designed to introduce high school anatomy students to the structure and function of the human eye and vision. A condensed 1-page reading provides an overview of the function of the eye, the anatomical structures of the
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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$3.25
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This bundle is a set of 7 worksheets that cover basic and advanced concepts in evolution. I created these resources to be used during a typical year in high school biology course while covering the topics of Charles Darwin, natural selection, and
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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A detailed 33-slide PowerPoint product that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. Includes an introduction to electromagnetic waves, their
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Science, Physics, Physical Science
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that teaches students how a lava lamp works through a 1-page reading and review page with fill in the blank questions as well as a diagram to label. This product involves scientific concepts such as conduction, convection and
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Science, General Science, Physical Science
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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Worksheets
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A 4-page worksheet that covers the five major categories of evidence for evolution. Contents: Page 1-3: Reading assignment that reintroduces Darwin’s theory of natural selection, discusses the lines of evidence that were available at the time of
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 5-page worksheet product designed to introduce middle school and early high school anatomy students to the structure and function of the human ear. A condensed 1-page reading provides a detailed overview of the main functions of the human ear, the
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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$3.50
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 72-slide PowerPoint presentation that introduces the organization, structure, function, and cells of the immune system. Also includes types of immunity and the history of vaccination, as well as immune system diseases and
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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PowerPoint Presentations
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By Science With Mr Enns
An 11-page dissection guide that covers the internal and external anatomy of the sheep heart. This student-led lab is a great activity to examine the structure and function of the mammalian heart for biology students. This comprehensive guide
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Science, Anatomy, Biology
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Science With Mr Enns
A fun and engaging scavenger hunt activity that helps middle and early high school students practice balancing chemical equations by moving around the classroom, searching for 30 different game cards, and balancing a variety of chemical
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Science, Chemistry
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8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 6-page worksheet that covers heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation through a 2-page reading and 10 review questions. Pages 1-2 features a reading exercise on temperature, thermal energy, and the three main methods of heat
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Science, Physics, Physical Science
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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Worksheets
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 69-slide PPT product (with 2 pages of student summary notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on ionic bonds, covalent bonds and naming ionic and covalent chemical compounds.Product
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Science, Chemistry, General Science
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7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
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PowerPoint Presentations
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that teaches and reinforces the skill of drawing free body diagrams or force diagrams through a short reading and 10 diagram questions. Pages 1-2 Contents: - What is a free body diagram or force diagram (FBD)? - Steps to
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Science, Physics, Physical Science
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 18 years of experience at the middle and high school level. I have taught a wide range of sciences, including upper high school biology and chemistry, middle school general science, and currently, eighth grade physical science and computer science. Currently, I am acting as a science consultant for Gale Publishing, where I have worked on middle school science book/interactive ebook entitled Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects that Inspire Learning. This 500-page, 2-volume publication features over 70 collaborative science projects for middle/early high school students. My class activities provided the basis for over 85% of the published activities, and I wrote the 3000-word instruction guide which focused on collaborative project learning in the science classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am fan of highly-structured notes and worksheets that make it easy for students to understand the content and stay organized, but using these for intros and homework assignments. I spend my class time doing lots of fun activities to keep students engaged and practice their new skills and/or use their new knowledge. I am always trying to incorporate student-directed collaborative learning in my classroom, but it's not always easy or efficient in middle school. So instead of big student-directed projects, I try to do it in small bites. For example, I often present “real life” problems or situations that students use their existing knowledge to try to figure out. For example, for a unit on heat transfer, I ask my students why their feet feel warmer stepping out of the shower on a bath mat rather than a tile floor? The challenge is that both the mat and the tile are at the same temperature!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am currently acting as science advisor/consultant for Gale Publishing and have helped publish a 500-page, 2-volume book/interactive ebook that features over 70 collaborative science projects.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have been inspired by a number of other teachers in my life. I'd especially like to mention the professors whom I worked with as a student in the Biology and Pharmacology Program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This innovative program was built around the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) model and has since been copied by the Harvard Medical School, among other academic institutions. Each PBL class was made up of six students and one professor and typically lasted three hours. Unlike most university classes where the professor gives a lecture to a mostly passive audience, each of our classes was planned, taught and evaluated by the students themselves. In many ways, each lesson followed a script like the hit TV show “House”. The professor would present us with an index card that outlined a patient’s symptoms and a modicum of background information. It was up to the students to choose the best course of action to solve the problem. We we would typically start by collectively determining what we knew and what we didn’t know. From there, we would divide ourselves into teams of two and head down to the medical library to research our chosen aspect of the problem. The team would reconvene after an hour and we would teach each other what we had found out. Once all of the new information was presented, the team would then determine if our findings allowed us to come to a conclusion. If we were unable to do so, the team would repeat the process until we were fully satisfied. One of the most interesting thing about those classes was that the professor never told us if we had correctly solved the problem. I distinctly remember the first time we asked our professor if we were right. He slowly took off his glasses, smirked and said, “Who am I to tell you that? I am only your teacher.” Surprisingly, it was my positive experience in the Biology and Pharmacology program that stopped me from becoming an actual pharmacologist. With each passing course, I came to the realization that I was becoming far more interested in the WAY the content was being taught rather than the content itself. In my final semester, I dropped out of the program so that I could pursue a career in education. As a teacher of middle school students, I realize that I won’t ever be able to duplicate those Biology and Pharmacology lessons. There are practical limitations of class size, resources and time. There are also pedagogical limitations due to the fact that middle school students are young adolescents and not university students. However, I believe that children of all ages are fully capable of the type of flexible, creative and collaborative thinking that my pharmacology professors tried to instill in us. Science is less a subject than a way of thinking. One doesn't LEARN/TEACH science as much as they DO science. In my view, one of the best things about science is that it can be messy, complicated, strange, challenging, fun, and exciting. What I see in elementary school science lesson is very young students approaching each topic with an incredible sense of wonder; every lesson offers something brand new for them to discover. The key to preserving that sense of wonder in older students is by presenting science as only one way of exploring the mysteries of life; mysteries where the teacher does not always have the answer.

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Comments? Questions? Requests? Feel free to contact me at sciencewithmrenns@gmail.com.

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