Science With Mr Enns

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By Science With Mr Enns
This unit bundle product contains 26 resources needed for a typical upper middle school and lower high school physics unit on forces and Newton's laws of motion. The bundle contains the following products: 1 unit planning guide, 1 lab activities
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
7.EE.B.3
$75.25
$60.20
11
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 1-page worksheet product (with 2 pages of review questions) designed to introduce upper middle school and lower high school physics students to the topic of how a lava lamp works. Topics include: conduction, convection, thermal radiation,
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
33
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 13 PPT products that I use to teach advanced anatomy topics in high school biology, AP Anatomy & Physiology as well as Division B and C Science Olympiad anatomy & physiology events.NOTE - Designed for Upper High
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
$99.25
$79.40
12
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By Science With Mr Enns
This unit bundle product contains 18 resources needed for a typical upper middle school and lower high school chemistry unit on chemical bonds or chemical bonding. The bundle contains the following products: 1 unit planning guide, 1 lab activities
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
$46.00
$36.80
14
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By Science With Mr Enns
This 3-page worksheet product is designed to introduce upper middle school and lower high school chemistry students to common method of separating mixtures. Topics include: mixtures, physical and chemical properties, sieving, filtration,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
20
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By Science With Mr Enns
This 4-page worksheet product is designed to provide a condensed summary of the history of the atomic model for middle school and early high school chemistry students. A 2-page reading section covers the following topics: what is a scientific
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
16
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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
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Laboratory
$6.00
24
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By Science With Mr Enns
This unit bundle contains all resources needed for a typical middle school physics unit on motion, speed, velocity and acceleration. The bundle contains a unit PPT and corresponding student summary notes, worksheets, lab activities, formative
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
$47.75
$37.50
8
Bundle
By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle contains 7 PPT products designed for a typical middle school / early high school curriculum on Earth Science. The PPT products found in this bundle are listed below.Bundle Contents:PPT - Astronomy 1: Earth, Moon & Solar System (With
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$33.00
$26.40
27
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 12 PowerPoint products that I use during a typical semester teaching biology, in order.Bundle Contents:PPT - Microscopes and Microscopy Skills (With Summary Notes)PPT - Cells and Cell OrganellesPPT - Biochemistry:
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$53.50
$42.80
24
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 47-slide PPT presentation (with student notes) that covers all major topics in an upper middle school / lower high school unit on pathogens and the immune system. Topics include: pathogens, types of pathogens, how pathogens spread,
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$6.00
33
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By Science With Mr Enns
This 4-page worksheet product is designed to introduce upper middle school and lower high school chemistry students to general patterns of the periodic table. Topics include: organization of the periodic table into periods and groups, valence
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
20
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 6-page worksheet designed to teach students how to perform advanced unit conversions using the conversion factor or unit factor method. This topic also known as dimensional analysis. The worksheet provides nearly 20 review questions for students
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1
$2.00
21
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By Science With Mr Enns
This 5-unit no-prep physics curriculum bundle featuring 1133 pages of material contains all resources needed to teach a semester-long program of physics in a typical upper middle school or lower high school science program. The units include:
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Lesson
$330.75
$248.00
8
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By Science With Mr Enns
A detailed 28-slide PPT product (with 2 pages of student study notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical lower school / middle school unit on magnetism, magnets & electromagnets. These topics include what is a magnet, magnetic fields,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
19
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By Science With Mr Enns
This 4-page worksheet product (with 1 page of review questions) is designed to introduce upper middle school and lower high school physics students to the topic of gravity. Topics include: what is gravity, Newton's law of universal gravitation,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
16
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle contains 7 graphing resources that forms a suite of products designed to teach graphing skills to middle school and early high school students.Graphing Skills Addressed:Identifying when to use a line, bar, or circle graph based on
Subjects:
Graphing, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Assessment
CCSS:
8.EE.B.5
$16.50
$13.20
13
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By Science With Mr Enns
A detailed 38-slide PowerPoint product that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on sound waves and the human ear. These topics include the difference between mechanical and electromagnetic waves,
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Physics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
21
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By Science With Mr Enns
A clear and concise 21-slide PPT product designed for early middle school students that introduces the main topic of what is science, what is a scientist, traits of a good scientist, categories of science, and the main steps of the scientific
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
24
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 6 PowerPoints that I use during a typical semester on chemistry, in chronological order. PPT topics include: classification of matter, solids liquids and gases, atoms and the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$28.50
$22.80
25
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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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