Science courses designed by the staff of Alta Vista offer students the opportunity to learn what science is, what science is not, what science can and cannot do, and how science contributes to society. The ultimate goal of the science curriculum at Alta Vista is to help students become scientifically literate. The National Science Education Standards define scientific literacy as “the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for scientific decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.” The tenets of scientific literacy include the ability to:
  • Find or determine answers to questions derived from everyday experiences.
  • Describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena.
  • Understand articles about science.
  • Engage in non-technical conversation about the validity of conclusions.
  • Identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions.
  • Pose explanations based on evidence derived from one's own work.

 

Recent Announcements

  • Happy Holidays Best wishes to all my students and their families for a most joyous holiday season!Hope to see you all well and ready to begin second semester on Jan 7
    Posted Dec 21, 2012, 3:02 PM by Unknown user
  • Welcome Back! Hello AV science students! I hope you had a fun and exciting summer and are now ready to head back to the classroom.I am looking forward to meeting new ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2012, 7:52 PM by Unknown user
  • All Students All work must be turned in by May 29th. This is the last day I will accept any assigments which are past due. Come in and work afterschool if you ...
    Posted May 15, 2012, 5:19 PM by Unknown user
  • Anatomy and Physiology Egg Babies Egg Babies 2012!Anatomy students each received a boy or girl egg which they are to carry to classes for one week. They will be writing about the difficulties of ...
    Posted May 15, 2012, 5:14 PM by Unknown user
  • April 25th, 2012 Biology students will take the End of Course Exam for Biology on May 14th and 15th (depending on which dayyou have class).Be sure to work on the vocabulary ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2012, 9:41 AM by Unknown user
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Weekly Lesson Plans

  • May 21st and 22nd, 2012 Anatomy and PhysiologyFocus:  Egg BabyObjectives: Review for FinalInstruction: Bingo GameModeling: Guided practice: Students will review by playing Bingo. Will have card with words and fill in ...
    Posted May 22, 2012, 6:35 AM by Unknown user
  • May 16th and 17th Anatomy and PhysiologyFocus:  None today.  Dissection Teams Objectives: Overview of systems through dissection of fetal pigInstruction: PPT to review anatomical termsModeling: PPT to show how to make ...
    Posted May 15, 2012, 8:19 PM by Unknown user
  • May 14th and May 15th, 2012 Anatomy and PhysiologyFocus: Review FemaleObjectives: State the general functions of the male and female reproductive systemInstruction: Overview to oogenesis and ovulationModeling: PPT of reproductive system introduction ...
    Posted May 15, 2012, 5:41 AM by Unknown user
  • Untitled Post Anatomy and PhysiologyFocus:  Review Male AnatomyObjectives: State the general functions of the male and female reproductive systemInstruction: Begin Female Reproductive SystemModeling: PPT of reproductive system introduction ...
    Posted May 9, 2012, 7:20 AM by Unknown user
  • May 7th and 8th Anatomy and PhysiologyFocus:  What is a zygote?Objectives: State the general functions of the male and female reproductive systemInstruction: Begin Reproductive SystemModeling: PPT of reproductive system introduction ...
    Posted May 4, 2012, 3:12 PM by Unknown user
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