Science With Mr Enns

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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
15
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 47-slide PowerPoint presentation that introduces the anatomy, structure, function, pathways, and disorders of the muscular system.Originally designed to cover all topics for the Science Olympiad Anatomy event at the (B) level and
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$7.00
13
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 39-slide PowerPoint product that is designed to be an introduction to Newton's Laws of Motion for a typical upper middle school course. Topics include: Isaac Newton, Newton's first law (inertia), Newton's second law (force), Newton's third law
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games
$4.00
13
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 40-slide PPT product (with student notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on the carbon cycle, greenhouse effect, and climate change. Topics include: what is the carbon cycle,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$4.00
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that covers the nature of gravity and the difference between weight and massthrough a 2-page reading and 7 review questions. Pages 1-2 features a reading exercise on gravity, mass, and weight, including the following
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
13
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 86-slide PowerPoint that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on atoms and the periodic table. PPT topics include: atomic model, atomic math, isotopes, history and development of the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
9
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By Science With Mr Enns
SAVE 20%!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,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$47.75
$37.50
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that provides a basic summary of common separation techniques for separating mixtures including sieving, filtration, evaporation, distillation, and chromatography. I typically use this document with my students after covering the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
11
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 3-page worksheet that provides an overview of the 4 basic types of chemical reactions: synthesis, decomposition, displacement/replacement, and combustion. I typically use this as a summary reading exercise that acts as a supporting document to
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
11
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 10 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: Content Not for Middle School
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$88.50
$81.45
9
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 52-slide PPT product (with student notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on advanced astronomy (cosmology), including the Sun, stars, galaxies, universe, and Big Bang Theory.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
A introductory 20-slide PowerPoint product that introduces mechanical waves for a typical middle school physics unit. These topics include the definition of a wave, mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves, mediums, transverse vs. longitudinal waves,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.25
15
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By Science With Mr Enns
A clear and concise 22-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
16
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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
13
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 64-slide PPT product that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on earthquakes and volcanoes. These topics include: what are earthquakes, epicenter vs. focus, types of seismic waves,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 10 worksheets that cover basic and advanced concepts in classification and taxonomy.I created these resources to be used during a typical year in high school biology course while covering the topics of Linnaean
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$35.00
$25.00
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
A clear and concise 5-page study sheet on the medical terminology used to precisely describe the human body, including its parts, processes, conditions, and procedures that can be performed on it. This document focuses on the essential medical terms
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Handouts
$3.25
12
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By Science With Mr Enns
A clear and concise 4-page worksheet that serves as a reading and review exercise on general patterns of the periodic table, properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids, as well as 5 important groups of the periodic table (alkali metals,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 2-page worksheet that covers the basic evolutionary concepts of micro and macroevolution and the <5 major patterns of selection: stabilizing, directional, disruptive, sexual, and selective breeding (artificial selection). Contents: Page
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
9
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By Science With Mr Enns
An 11-page reading and worksheet that covers two major topics: (1) chordates and their features and (2) the taxonomy of vertebrates, which includes their general characteristics, structure and function, unique adaptations, and 5 major
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$4.00
12
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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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