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:


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 11/23

  • This week in science we will conclude our physics unit by exploring and discussing some various optical illusions.  We will also begin our chemistry unit by completing the Pre-Test on Monday.  Please note that there is no need to study for the pre-test, as it is not graded and is intended to serve as a starting point prior to our investigations.  Please bring ideas and questions to class, as it is through these inquiries that we will be able to investigate the various curiosities of the world.  Get ready for an exciting quarter of chemistry!
  • 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 chemistry.     
  • 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.