Hello Students and Parents,welcome to Grade 9 Science. Here are the course descriptions for Selected Topics in Science and Honors Selected Topics with some weblinks and other related information.
Selected Topics in Science Course Description:
This course will introduce students to Life on Earth in terms of biology, geology and chemistry. Students in this course will learn how life on Earth and the subject of biology is interconnected and relates to their own life as well as other branches of science. This course will emphasize STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to foster inquiry, scientific dialogue and critical thinking in the context of real world science. The instructional pacing and assessments in this course will be differentiated to meet the needs of each class as a whole.
Honors Level Selected Topics in Science Course Description:
This course will provide students with a foundation in order to understand Life on Earth in terms of biology, geology and chemistry. Topics will range from general to specific in relationship to cell theory, genetics, the 4 major biochemical cycles, organisms, adaptations, biodiversity, biomes, and biogeography. An emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) will be a key component of this course in order to foster inquiry, scientific dialogue and critical thinking. The instructional pacing in this class will be brisk and the assessments will be rigorous. Students taking this honors class are expected to be proactive and comfortable with some independent learning.
I am looking forward to meeting and teaching you at the high school.
I hope you are all as excited as I am.
I will be using the CANVAS platform which is a "LMS" Learning Management System our district has adopted for all classwork, content and assignments.
My school email is firstname.lastname@example.org please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Below are links to websites I have set up to help students (and parents) with class content and general science information.
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*Please note, I only "Tweet" when students are working on an interesting lab or project.