I welcome the students (and their parents) to an exciting and challenging year of scientific investigations! All students can enrich their lives by the study of scientific topics. Science concepts surround you, and Earth, Space, Physical, and Life Science are fundamental sciences. While studying science topics, students will also be refining their reading and writing skills, learning to think critically, and preparing themselves for the future as citizens of our society.
All students can succeed in science class. Yes, it does come easier to some than to others. However, if students apply themselves to the tasks at hand and take the time to review and study the concepts, they can make progress and learn. I am here to help students with their learning process. I believe that all students can learn science, but we all have to commit to making learning our priority in this class. The only way that this can happen is if the students treat both their teacher and their peers with respect and we work together to help foster a positive learning community. Students will be responsible for completing in-class and homework assignments, preparing for quizzes and tests, writing proper laboratory reports, and for completing any other assigned projects, to the best of their ability. “Science is hard” or “This is boring” are not acceptable excuses for failure! Only those students who do not make an effort to learn and do not turn in all their own assignments will fail! Please keep in mind that receiving zeroes for not doing an assignment will pull grades down much more than receiving a 50% or 60% on an attempted assignment. The only cause for failure, in this class, is not putting in the effort to complete and turn in all assignments on time.