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Hello, my name is Ann Cole and I love teaching 6th graders science here at Derby Middle School. The science standards at the national, state, and district levels drive the learning targets/curriculum. Exciting and challenging - all students can do well learning science because it is a hands-on/minds-on, problems solving, project based, collaborative class.
Students learn about scientific principles by working together, conducting experiments, and, creating models. Lessons are inside and outside. In 6th grade science, we use lab activities, experiments, and outdoor explorations to address the needs of different learners. Materials are posted and referred to frequently on the BPS wiki and include activities such as: websites, on-line resources, video clips, activities, practice quizzes, documents, lab pictures and student examples to aid learners in their understanding of skills and concepts. We practice understanding through the use of discussions, quizlets, and Kahoots. The variety of experiences and activities affords individual students opportunities to find ways he or she learns best. Teaching and learning science is so much fun!
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