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By Science With Mr Enns
This unit bundle contains 8 total resources that forms a suite of products designed to teach metric conversions to strong>middle school and early high school students. Metric Conversion Skills Addressed: - The SI or Metric System (An
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Assessment
$18.75
$14.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 68-slide PPT product (with student Summary Notes) designed to introduce middle school and high school science students to the names, images and uses of nearly 50 pieces of laboratory and safety equipment. The PPT features a 15
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment
$4.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 1-page quiz worth 8 points that challenges students to perform calculations involving Newton’s second law (Fnet=ma) through a set of 5 leveled word problems. Page 1 feature 5 leveled word problems, equally divided between solving for net force
Subjects:
Physics, Word Problems, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
7.EE.B.3
$2.00
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
A concise 1-page quiz worth 20 points that assesses student understanding of the 5 types of chemical reaction: synthesis, decomposition, single displacement, double displacement, and combustion.. More specifically, this quiz does this by asking
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment
$1.50
5
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By Science With Mr Enns
This product contains 2 single-page quizzes that covers the skill of creating line and bar graphs to middle school and lower high school students.Both quizzes are identical in format but feature different difficulty levels. To be specific, Quiz (A)
Subjects:
Graphing, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
8.EE.B.5
$2.50
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
This unit bundle contains 7 total resources that forms a suite of products designed to teach lab equipment and lab techniques to middle school and early high school students.Lab Skills Addressed:Proper lab safety and safety protocolsNames of common
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Assessment
$17.25
$14.00
6
Bundle
By Science With Mr Enns
A concise 1-page quiz worth 16 points that provides a review of gravitational potential energy (GPE=mgh) and kinetic energy (KE=1/2MV2) calculations through a series of 5 word problems. The word problems are equally divided between solving for
Subjects:
Physics, Word Problems, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
7.EE.B.3
$2.00
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 2-page quiz worth 15 points that provides a review of heat transfer by conduction, convection and thermal radiation through 15 multiple choice questions. Quiz Topics: - What is temperature? - What is thermal energy? - What is heat? - Thermal
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
5
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 1-page multiple choice review quiz worth 14 points that provides a review of lab safety rules. This assessment is directly connected to my Lab Safety Rules and Lab Safety Contract product, which is linked below. Part of a Bundle of Lab
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Laboratory
$1.50
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 2-page review quiz designed for high school anatomy students to assess understanding of the structure and function of the kidney. Specifically, this assessment covers the following topics: Anatomy of the kidney (external and internal)Anatomy of
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
$2.00
3
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle contains 3 single-page quizzes that covers the skill of drawing ionic and covalent bonding diagrams. All 3 quizzes are identical in format but evaluate different types of bond diagrams. To be specific, each quiz features a
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$3.00
3
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By Science With Mr Enns
A short 1-page quiz designed to assess the skill of performing basic metric conversions using the linear method, also known as the staircase or King Henry Doesn’t Usually Drink Chocolate Milk method. The quiz includes 18 individual questions and is
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1
$1.50
4
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 1-page introductory quiz worth 8 points that provides a review of Newton’s laws of motion by challenging students to apply one or more of Newton’s laws to everyday situations. Sample Questions: - What would happen to objects on Earth if our
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
3
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By Science With Mr Enns
This product contains 2 single-page quizzes that both cover the types of eukaryotic cells (plant and animal, cell organelles and the main jobs of major cell organelles. Specifically, both quizzes feature questions about the following topics: - What
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$2.25
4
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 1-page quiz on lab equipment that challenges students to identify 10 pieces of lab equipment and match the lab equipment to its proper function. This assessment is directly connected to my Lab Equipment Scavenger Hunt product, which is linked in
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
4
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By Science With Mr Enns
A concise 1-page quiz worth 12 points that provides a review of the basic concepts of motion, speed, velocity and interpreting distance-time (D-T) graphs through a series of 12 questions. Both quizzes are directly linked to my 2 worksheet set on
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
3
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By Science With Mr Enns
This product contains 2 single-page quizzes that cover the skill of identifying the independent variable (IV), dependent variable (DV) and relevant constants in experiments. Both quizzes are similar in level of difficulty but are in slightly
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$2.25
3
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By Science With Mr Enns
This set contains 4 single-page quizzes that covers the skill of balancing chemical equations. All 4 quizzes feature different number of questions and different difficulty levels. To be specific, quiz (A) and quiz (B) are both short assessments (5
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$3.50
2
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 2-quiz bundle that includes 2 separate 1-page quizzes. Each assessment covers the basic skills of separating mixtures using physical means, including sieving, filtration, evaporation, simple distillation, fractional distillation, and
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$2.50
4
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 1-page quiz worth 20 points that provides a review of the 10 different types of forces and their symbols as well as drawing free body diagrams for 4 real-life situations. Quiz Topics: - Listing the 10 different forces and their symbols (contact
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 20 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school level. I have taught a wide range of sciences, including high school biology and chemistry, middle school general science and computer science, and currently, 8th grade physical science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am fan of highly-structured notes and worksheets that make it easy for students to understand content and stay organized, but I primarily use these for intros and independent review assignments. I spend most of my time in class doing lots of fun activities to keep students engaged while practicing new science skills or synthesizing 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 acted as a science consultant for Gale Publishing and helped produce a science book/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 own activities provided the basis for over 85% of the published activities, and I was able to write the 3000-word instruction guide, which focused on collaborative project learning in the science classroom.

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. 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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