Math mania!

This week, physical science and chemistry students tested their math skills. Math is a tool often used by scientists to gather data, establish algorithms that describe the natural world, and express data in simpler terms. Students in both classes practiced skills such as multiplying and dividing in scientific notation and converting between the American and …

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Back to Basics

The first week of chemistry and physical science saw the kiddos practicing basic skills-- working with lab equipment, converting within the metric system, and waking up early five days a week. Students used lab equipment to record the temperature at which water boils when the water is pure and when salt is added-- and only …

Clean Water

Yes, I know it's been a while. Trying to balance blogging about my class with planning for my class and grading for my class and cleaning up after my class is.... formidable! However, my physical science kiddos just completed a super neat project and I would feel like I'm short handing parents if I don't …

Week Zero

Only three days of school and I already know most of the students' names! This week was pretty light, with some introductory activities and a lab safety experience. The shortened periods have been a blessing; I'm all done teaching before lunch. 🙂 Next week we'll start into our content. We'll discuss the nature of science, …

Introducing Mrs. Gregory

Hello and welcome! My name is Mrs. Gregory and I grew up in North Platte, Nebraska. I attended high school at North Platte St. Patrick and originally enrolled in college at South Dakota Mines. While at Mines, I discovered a desire to increase empathy and compassion among scientifically-minded students and I decided there would be …