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 5/2

  • This week in science we will continue our Biology unit by determining if the sea lamprey is a successful predator based on the structures we found during the dissection.  We will also explore the structures of other organisms to determine if they also have important roles in their survival.  We have our second quiz on Firday, May 6th on Lessons 5-8.  If you would like to meet with me before school, I am available on Thursday at 7:45.  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.