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By Science With Mr Enns
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
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
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
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$2.50
45
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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
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
25
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By Science With Mr Enns
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
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$3.00
34
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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
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
21
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle contains 7 PowerPoint products designed for a typical middle school / early high school curriculum on Earth Science. The PPT products found in this bundle are listed below.PPT Products Included:PPT - Astronomy 1: Earth, Moon & Solar
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$33.00
$26.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 78-slide PPT product (with 10 pages of Summary Notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on light, optics and the human eye. These topics include properties of light, reflection,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
21
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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
$42.00
22
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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
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
21
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 47-slide PowerPoint that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on thermal energy. Through text, pictures and animations, this presentation introduces numerous topics.Contents:Temperature vs.
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
16
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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 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
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By Science With Mr Enns
A visually-stunning 94-slide PPT product (with student notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on astronomy, including the Earth, moon, Sun, and the solar system. Topics include: the Earth, day and
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
7
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By Science With Mr Enns
This no-prep physics curriculum bundle contains all PPT presentations, readings, worksheets, labs, review games, formative quizzes, and summative assessments needed to teach an entire semester-long program of middle school physics. Every physics
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$145.00
1
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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
A comprehensive 80-slide PPT product that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on continental drift and plate tectonics. These topics include: layers of the Earth, tectonic plates, moving plates, surface
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
A detailed 62-slide PPT product (with 3 pages of student study notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical lower school / middle school unit on electricity. These topics include parts of an atom, static charges, attracting and repelling,
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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
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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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