Science With Mr Enns

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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that teaches and reinforces the skill of determining the net force on an object and analyzing if the forces are balanced or unbalanced and if the object will ultimately accelerate or not accelerate by analyzing 10 free body or
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
23
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 13 PowerPoints that I use during a typical semester on physics, in chronological order. PPT topics include: motion, Newton's Laws of motion, forces, energy, thermal energy, mechanical waves, sound and hearing,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$52.75
$39.00
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By Science With Mr Enns
A detailed 33-slide PowerPoint product that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. Includes an introduction to electromagnetic waves, their
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
28
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that teaches and reinforces the skill of drawing free body diagrams or force diagrams through a short reading and 10 diagram questions. Pages 1-2 Contents: - What is a free body diagram or force diagram (FBD)? - Steps to
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
20
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By Science With Mr Enns
SAVE OVER 25%!Bundle Overview:This unit bundle contains all resources needed for a typical middle school physics unit on thermal energy, heat, and temperature.The bundle contains a unit PPT and corresponding student summary notes, worksheets, lab
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$56.50
$42.00
20
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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 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
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$28.50
$23.00
19
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By Science With Mr Enns
Bundle Overview:This unit bundle contains all resources needed for a typical middle school physics unit on forces and Newton's laws of motion.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
CCSS:
7.EE.B.3
$75.25
$57.00
10
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By Science With Mr Enns
This unit bundle contains 17 resources needed for a typical middle school chemistry unit on chemical bonds.The bundle contains a unit PPT and corresponding student summary notes, worksheets, lab activities, formative quizzes, review exercises, a PPT
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$46.00
$36.00
11
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 5-page review worksheet that covers gravitational potential energy (GPE=mgh) AND kinetic energy (KE=1/2MV2) calculations through a set of 10 word problems. Page 1 requires students to summarize the 2 equations for GPE and KE, including the
Subjects:
Physics, Word Problems, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
7.EE.B.3
$3.00
21
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 6-page worksheet that covers heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation through a 2-page reading and 10 review questions. Pages 1-2 features a reading exercise on temperature, thermal energy, and the three main methods of heat
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$4.00
17
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 4-page worksheet that provides a basic summary of three specific types of mixtures: solutions, colloids and suspension. I typically use this document with my students after covering the basics of homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures in a
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
18
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By Science With Mr Enns
A comprehensive 68-slide PowerPoint that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on chemical reactions and rates of reactions.NOTE: PPT Completely Updated!This PPT has been completely reviewed and updated from
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
13
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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
Save 20%!This unit bundle contains 21 resources needed for a typical middle school chemistry unit on atomic structure and the periodic table of elements.The bundle contains a unit PPT and corresponding student summary notes, worksheets, lab
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$64.25
$50.00
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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 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 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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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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