Tom Jenkins

Greenon Junior/Senior High School, Enon, Ohio


Tom Jenkins teaches both middle school science and STEM in Enon, Ohio. He is a NASA SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador, Manager of Special Projects at the Dayton Regional STEM Center, as well as the Boeing Science Teacher Laureate for Teaching Channel. Connect with Tom on Twitter: @TomJenkinsSTEM.


Bringing Engineering Design Into the Classroom
Introducing the engineering design process into his teaching was a watershed moment for Tom.

Tom encourages us to post pics of our students engineering builds to Instagram with the hashtag #TchFutureEngineers.

A Roundup of Tch Science Resources
A great roundup of Tch science resources, including several newly published videos.

One Giant Leap Into 21st Century Science Standards
Tom explores science, math, and engineering concepts while updating and improving a student-favorite unit.

Rube Goldberg Machines and the Engineering Design Process
Rube Goldberg machines provide a low-stake entry point for kids into the engineering design process.

Kindergarteners Are Born Engineers
Tom discovers that kindergarteners are innately attuned to the engineering process.

Prepare for NGSS: Immerse Yourself in Authentic Science Research
Learn science from scientists and researchers, Tom advises.

Shifting Your Professional Network Into the 21st Century
Our learning networks can - and should - extend far beyond the walls of our school.

New Science Laureate: How I Found My Passion For Science Education
Tom shares his story - which may surprise you!

Using Engineering Design in the Classroom
Engage students in an engineering design process.

To the Moon!
Engage in an engineering design challenge of hitting a target with a paper rocket.

Meet the Tch Laureate Bunch
Teaching Channel Laureates define what getting better together means to them.