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Welcome parents and students!  This year is going to be filled with exciting science experiments and various exploratory learning methods.  Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Email: skurtz@district30.org
Phone: 847-400-8924

To post and participate in our blog discussions concerning science related current events, please go to http://blog.d30.me/skurtz/.

To access the Schoology website for posting papers, projects, and questions, please go to https://www.schoology.com/login

To access the light mixing activity, please go to this link:



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During Summer School our science class was given the opportunity to appear on a nationally shown program throughout South Africa as we wished Nelson Mandela, an international icon, a happy 94th birthday.  Below is the link.

Headlines:  Week of 5/18

  • This week we will be completing our trout mystery by applying our understanding of invasive species, biotic and abiotic factors, and competition.  The students should have a thorough understanding of exactly what has caused the changes in the trout's population by the end of this week.  There will not be a unit test to conclude this unit, but rather we will complete a group project that applies the principles learned in Biology.  More information on the group project will be presented next week.
  • Remember, asking questions and exploring the world around us are the keys to being a successful scientist.  I encourage you to ask any questions you may have as we begin our explorations in physics.     
  • If it is your week to make a post, please do so by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.  Everyone should be excited to take part in the scientific discussions chosen by their classmates.  There is a lot going on in science, both inside and outside of our classroom.  We simply need to continue exploring!
  • Please remember to check the homework link regularly.  It is updated daily with assignments.