Science With Mr Enns

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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
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By Science With Mr Enns
A fun and engaging scavenger hunt activity that helps middle and early high school students practice balancing chemical equations by moving around the classroom, searching for 30 different game cards, and balancing a variety of chemical
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.25
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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
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
8
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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 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 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
Digital Download ZIP (1.24 MB)
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
This unit bundle contains all resources needed for a typical middle school physics unit on energy and energy resources.The bundle contains a unit PPT and corresponding student summary notes, worksheets, lab activities, formative quizzes, review
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$48.25
$35.00
5
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 6-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 model,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
Save Over 25%!This unit bundle contains 23 resources needed for a typical middle school chemistry unit on chemical reactions.The bundle contains a unit PPT and corresponding student summary notes, worksheets, lab activities, formative quizzes,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$72.00
$65.47
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 19-page dissection guide that covers the internal and external anatomy of the squid. This student-led lab activity is a great introduction to invertebrate anatomy for biology students. This comprehensive guide includes a pre-lab reading,
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$6.50
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By Science With Mr Enns
This Ionic and Covalent Compounds Lab is designed to be a simple and easy investigation that lets students observe the chemical and physical properties of ionic and covalent compounds using basic chemistry techniques. To perform the activity,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
13
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 2-page worksheet that provides a basic summary of the structure of the atom and the basic atomic model. I typically use this as a short reading exercise at the start of a unit on Atoms and the Periodic Table to review and extend what is typically
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.50
5
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By Science With Mr Enns
A 2-page worksheet that gives students practice interpreting information on the periodic table. Specifically, this worksheet challenges students to use an element's atomic number and mass number to calculate the number of protons, electrons and
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.50
6
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By Science With Mr Enns
About the ActivityThis Mystery Powders lab activity is designed to let students explore the chemical and physical properties of everyday materials using basic chemistry techniques. To perform the activity, students make observations of the physical
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
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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 4-page rate of reaction simulation lab hat is designed to give students experience in measuring the rate of reaction while changing 2 variables: concentration of reactants and temperature and explaining their results using ideas found in
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.50
4
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By Science With Mr Enns
This bundle is a set of 4 worksheets and 4 quizzes that cover basic genetic crosses for upper middle school and lower high school students. Specifically, the resources in this bundle cover the topics of genes and alleles, simple dominance,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Other (Science)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$17.75
$13.50
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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