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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
This super unit bundle product combines 2 separate unit bundles together: Scientific Method and Metric System. This super bundle contains 42 resources needed for a typical middle school science unit covering the nature of science, scientific
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b, 5.MD.C.5, 5.MD.C.5a
$109.25
$75.00
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 95-slide PowerPoint that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on evolution and natural selection. Through text, pictures and animations, this presentation introduces numerous topics.PPT
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
5
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 3-page lab report template that provides students a clear scaffold or framework to write a rough or good copy of a lab report for biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics investigations. Each section of a typical middle to high school
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Laboratory
$3.00
11
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that introduces students to experimental design concepts. Specifically, this worksheet identifies parts of an experiment, states a definition for each, and provides an example or writing tip. I use this document as a reading and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$2.25
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
This product contains 3 individual worksheets that work together to introduce and reinforce the skill of identifying the independent variable (IV), dependent variable (DV) and constants in experiment narratives. I typically distribute this suite of
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$4.00
8
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By Science With Mr Enns
A detailed 33-slide PPT and 4-page worksheet product that designed to introduce middle school and early high school students to the topics of the scientific method, experimental design, and parts of an experiment (e.g. problem, hypothesis,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$4.25
8
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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
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 5-page worksheet that covers Darwin’s voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, his findings on his journey, Darwin’s theory of natural selection, and how natural selection leads to evolution. Contents: Page 1-3: Reading assignment that reintroduces the
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
This comprehensive unit bundle contains 19 resources needed for a typical middle school science unit on the nature of science, scientific method and experimental design. I typically teach this unit at the start of the year and review and reinforce
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$75.25
$55.00
5
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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
$16.25
$12.25
5
Bundle
By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 6 PPT products that I use during a typical year to introduce the nature fo science and science skills including: what is a scientist, the scientific method, recording data, creating graphs, identifying lab equipment,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.B.2, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.4
$23.50
$21.82
9
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 51-slide PPT product (with 3 pages of student summary notes) designed to introduce middle school and early high school students on graphs and graphing skills. This PPT covers the following topics: what are graphs, types of graphs
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
5.MD.B.2, 5.G.A.1
$3.25
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
This product contains 2 double-sided unit review worksheets that review and reinforce concepts from a middle school or lower high school unit on the scientific method, experimental design and the SI (metric) system.I typically hand out this review
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a
$3.50
6
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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
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 79-slide PPT product designed to introduce middle school and early high school students to the metric system, SI system and metric conversions. This PPT covers the following topics: introduction to the metric system, customary
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b, 5.MD.C.4
$5.00
2
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 3-page worksheet designed to teach students how to perform basic metric conversions using the linear method, also known as the staircase or King Henry Doesn’t Usually Drink Chocolate Milk method. The worksheet also provides nearly 30 review
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1
$2.00
5
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By Science With Mr Enns
A detailed 4-page reading worksheet designed to introduce middle school students to the SI System or International System of Units. This product provides an overview of the history of the SI system, base and derived units, SI prefixes, basic
Subjects:
Measurement, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b
$2.25
4
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 8 assessment rubrics that I typically use in a given year. 7 out of the 8 rubrics are single point rubrics. For more information about single point rubrics, including their advantages over traditional analytic rubrics,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$16.75
$12.00
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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