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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 February 11th

Posted on Feb 11, 2019

Welcome back, I apologize for not posting in a while! Our students have been busy with back to back STEM labs. Using the Scientific Method, the 7th graders had to make a plant grow adding an unknown variable; while the 8th graders demonstrated heat transfer.

This week in 7th Grade Science the students will be taking their knowledge about Fossils and seeing how closely all living things are. This is a great time to talk about how even today, we all look, talk, and even act very different, but we are more alike than we think! We will continue to investigate the Theory of Biological Evolution for the rest of the 2nd Trimester. 

This week in 8th Grade Science the students will be assessing their knowledge of heat transfer with a quiz on Tuesday!  On Thursday they will do a valentines day lab, before moving on to our final topic of the Trimester. Just like First Trimester, the 8th graders will again take another final on all that was learned throughout Trimester 2. This will prepare our 8th graders for the challenges of high school that are right around the corner.