I have been teaching science to middle school kids for 22 years, and loving every minute. I have also been an adjunct prof for WSU teaching science methods for future teachers.
Hands on inquiry based lessons using using topics that are relevant to students age and environment. Very little lecture. Lots of formative assessment along the way. Kids learn best by DOING
Staff Achievement Grant 2010 SE WAshington Administrators Award of Excellence 2003 Distinguished Science teacher of the year, awarded by Whitman College Co Authored Walla Walla Waters..a science curriculum that was honored as Exemplary by the Washington State Superintendent of Ed
BS Microbiology and Public Health...WSU 1977 Teaching Certificate, Secondary Science Whitman College 1989 Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, EWU 1987
I always have tried to use my love of the nature do get kids fired up about science. We use the local environment to create inquiry based investigations.