|Robin (Young) Amesfirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x5202||Teacher Science 7, 8|
|Noel Berghoutemail@example.com||856-5188 x5672||Teacher Math 6, Science 6|
|Fred Berghoutfirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x5318||Teacher Science 8, Marine Biology|
|Laura Eastonemail@example.com||856-5188 x6790||Teacher Science 6, Social Studies 6|
|Ann Loreyfirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x5849||TOSA Science Instructional Supervisor, Common Core Coach|
|Ashley Luceyemail@example.com||856-5188 x6485||Teacher English 6, Science 6|
|Linda (Qin Qing) Luofirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x6483||Teacher Science 8|
|Kevin Lynchemail@example.com||856-5188 x5492||Teacher Science 7|
|Christina MacMillanfirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x5894||Teacher Math 6, Science 6|
|Mikaela McKennaemail@example.com||856-5188 x6673||Teacher Math 6, Science 6|
|Mary Melnickfirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x6676||Teacher Science 7, AVID|
|Joseph Ogleemail@example.com||856-5188 x5827||Teacher Math 6, Science 6|
|Tammy Parkefirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x5518||Teacher Science 7|
|Arianne Piedrahitaemail@example.com||856-5188 x6274||Teacher Math 6, Science 6|
|Greg Ricefirstname.lastname@example.org||856-5188 x5587||Teacher Science 8|
|Alex Salzmannemail@example.com||856-5188 x6292||Teacher Math 6, Science 6|
This one-year, activity based course follows the California State Science and PAUSD Standards for 6th grade. This is a hands-on curriculum emphasizing Earth science, ecology, and botany. Units taught may include: landforms (processes of erosion and deposition), Earth history (Earth’s interior, convection, plate tectonics, volcanic activity, earthquakes), ecology (local-science camp, marine environments), and “Fast Plants”-experiments with miniature mustard plants. The text series is Prentice Hall’s Focus on Earth Science, with supplemental FOSS science kits. A variety of field trip experiences support the curriculum. Students may visit the Exploratorium, the Los Trancos Earthquake Trail, Canoes in Sloughs, and the Palo Alto Baylands. The use of iBook laptop computers incorporates a technology component. Students will be mentored and encouraged to extend their science activities beyond the classroom at the annual JLS Science Fair.
Science 7, Human Biology/Adolescent Skills
This one-year activity-based course follows the California State and District Science Standards for 7th grade. The standards include the following broad topics: Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Earth and Life History, Structure and Function in Living Systems, Physical Principals in Living Systems, Investigationand Experimentation.
Scientific aspects of human life are incorporated with study of social aspects of adolescence. While exploring the various Life Science concepts, students will be engaged in class and homework activities that also stress Writing, Reading, and Math skills. Students are encouraged to extend their science activities beyond the classroom at the annual JLS Science Fair.
Science 8, Physical Science
This one-year activity-based course follows the California State and District Science Standards for 8th grade. The standards include the following broad topics: Investigation and Experimentation, Motion, Forces, Structure and Properties of Matter, Periodic Table, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry of Living Systems, Stars and Star Cycles, and the Solar System. While exploring the various Physical Science concepts, students will be engaged in classroom and homework activities that also stress Writing, Reading, and Math skills. Students are encouraged to extend their science activities beyond the classroom at the annual JLS Science Fair.
The Science Fair is a great way for students to develop and apply an interest in science and the scientific method. Students will exercise their curiosity, approach real world problems in a systematic and scientific way, and apply creativity towards questions that interest them. The Science Fair is also a low pressure opportunity for students to present work to a reviewer in a brief non-competitive, informal interview. All JLS students are welcome to participate. For more information, please see the PTA web site.