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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 August 27th

Posted on Aug 27, 2018

This week in Junior High Science, we will be wrapping up our team building STEM activity where we created a device to transport materials from one end of the room to the other. Later in the year the students will continue to do STEM projects and the 7th graders will learn about the concepts taught in this lab such as air resistance, while the 8th graders will be learning about forces.

7th Graders will begin learning about how to use our Microscopes and the Cells that we will look at using these Microscopes this week.

8th Graders will begin reviewing what we know about Forces and Motion this week.

Junior High Science Syllabus

Posted on Aug 27, 2018

Welcome to Junior High Science at St. John Fisher! I look forward to a productive and fun year ahead with your students. As you may know, I am new to SJF, but I am no stranger to teaching the rigorous material that your students will take on, and thrive. Anytime you would like to know what we are doing in class you can review the syllabus (in classroom), come back to the Blogs or check your student’s google classroom. Due to a necessary switch in age appropriate material, for the next two years, the eighth graders will be getting a new an improved challenging course of Physical Science(previously taught in sixth grade), integrated with Earth Science(which is now taught in sixth grade). Thank you to all Parents for signing your student's Lab Safety Contract. This will help us have a productive, fun, and safe year in Science.