• Jill Baumtrog
    Jill Holz
    Wayzata High School - Science
    Direct Phone: 763-745-6800
    Classroom: A306
     
     
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    In Physical Science 9, we will explore science concepts that will lay the foundation for future science classes, while maintaining an understanding of how these concepts affect us in our everyday lives. This course includes traditional introductory topics drawn from chemistry and physics, integrated with interdisciplinary science topics and problem-solving experiences. Chemistry topics include: atomic structure, patterns in the periodic table, writing chemical formulas, and balancing chemical equations. Physics topics include: motion, forces (gravity, friction, electromagnetism), mechanical energy, work and machines, and power.
     

    Geology of Minnesota is an Earth Science course that focuses on traditional introductory topics drawn from geology, integrated with specific examples found in Minnesota, and problem-solving experiences. After an overview of Minnesota geography and geologic time, students will focus on processes that created Minnesota’s landscapes. Students will investigate igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and processes, glacier activity, and river processes will be explored. Geoscience careers, post-secondary options, and geoscience issues (such as fracking, mining, water resources) will also be explored.

     
     
    In addition to collaboratively working together to learn science content, we will develop critical thinking skills that can be applied beyond the classroom. As the teacher, my job is to create a learning environment that is fosters success for each and every student. As I teach my students, I will also learn from them. I expect my students to put forth their best effort, seek help from those around them, enjoy applying science to the world around them, and have respect and responsibility at all times.  Science on.
     
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