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Ms. Amanda McAndrews-Junior High Science

Hi! I'm Amanda McAndrews, the new Junior High Science teacher at St. John Fisher. In 2015, I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Science. Since then, I have taught 4 years in the classroom, had the opportunity of working with the Museum of Science and Industry, and traveled across the United States getting real world experiences to use in the classroom. I not only love teaching Science, but I also love sports, traveling, playing with my dogs, and spending time with my family. I am anxious for the year ahead with such an enthusiastic, compassionate, and proud community here at St. John Fisher. 

Week of December 10

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

Welcome back to another full week in Junior High Science!

Today in 7th Grade, the students did awesome on their test over Flow of Energy. The rest of the week will consist of learning about human impact! How we as humans for centuries have changed the way ecosystems have evolved into what we know today. We will then look into the future to discover what could happen to our ecosystems. 

 

Today in 8th Grade the students learned about Seafloor Spreading. Then they will debate "if the ice age really happened, and can it happen again" based on their research of Glaciers. We will then wrap up their first two units with a Test on Friday. Study Guide to come!

Week of December 10th

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

Welcome back to another full week in Junior High Science!

Today in 7th Grade, the students did awesome on their test over Flow of Energy. The rest of the week will consist of learning about human impact! How we as humans for centuries have changed the way ecosystems have evolved into what we know today. We will then look into the future to discover what could happen to our ecosystems. 

 

Today in 8th Grade the students learned about Seafloor Spreading. Then they will debate "if the ice age really happened, and can it happen again" based on their research of Glaciers. We will then wrap up their first two units with a Test on Friday. Study Guide to come!

Week of December 3rd

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

Since our extended break, the Junior High Science students have been hard at work! This week they have a special opportunity to take part in The Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week (Dec 3-9)! Coding has been a skill that has revolutionized the technology that we have today, but most people, of all ages, do not know this skill. This week, as well as year round, I would love to see my students spending some time learning and improving their coding skills! If you would like more information, resources for your child or yourself go to https://hourofcode.com/us

In 7th Grade Science students have made their own food web from scratch! They were able to compare their creations to the ecosystems we learned about in Planet Earth. This week in Science the students will learn about the 10% rule, predator and prey, and start their study guide on Trimester 2 Unit 2.

In 8th Grade Science students have learned all about Relative Dating of Rocks, and how this has impact many theories on the age of our planet. We also began to learn about the Theory of Pangea. This week in Science the students will learn more about Continental Drift, Seafloor Spreading, and Tectonic Plates. 

 

 
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