Skip to Main Content
Print Email Bookmark

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 January 21

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

Monday was a day of reflection. We all could learn something from Martin Luther King Jr. He was a man of peace and dignity. A quote I like all my students to think about when they enter my classroom is one that he said, "Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals." Here at St. John Fisher we strive for our students to grow in their faith and their minds. 

This week in 7th grade the students will be testing their knowledge of how all living organisms get their energy.

T-Study Guide

W-Correct study guide, begin extra practice on Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis, and Fermentation

Th- Finish extra practice on Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis, and Fermentation due at the end of class. Review study guide and extra practice answer keys for test Friday

F- Test

This week in 8th grade the students will be also 

T- Heat Transfer STEM projects (Check out @sciencewithmc for pictures of your students projects)

W- Test and Analyze Heat Transfer STEM projects, finish conclusion questions, Study Guide for Homework

Th- Correct Study Guide

F- Test

Week of January 13th

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

Congrats to our You Be a Chemist Challenge winners moving onto the regional competition. Fourteen 7th and 8th grade students will be representing Fisher with the chance to move onto State and even Nationals!


This is a very exciting week in both 7th and 8th grade. We are doing back to back labs! In 7th grade we are continuing to compare and contrast the processes of cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and fermentation. In 8th grade the students are learning the relationship between the water cycle and the atmosphere by learning all about heat transfer. 


Check out our Science Instagram page to see a review of the labs 




Week of January 6th

Posted on Jan 06, 2020


It seems like the school year is almost over, but we have a long road ahead of us. That is why today we are taking a day to reflect on 2019, and make resolutions to help better ourselves, friends and family, our parish and school, our community and country, and our whole world!

The rest of the week will be spent diving into new topics for both 7th and 8th grade.

In 7th grade the students will be starting their Carbon Cycle Unit. They will observe how we share Carbon through the processes of Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis, and Fermentation. 

In 8th grade the students will be starting their last Earth Science Unit. They will learn about the relationship between our Water Cycle and our Earth's Atmosphere.

***Please check the students PowerSchool regularly for any missing or late work. In addition to that, the students vocabulary will be found on classroom which they should be reviewing regularly.***