CCTI Science

Mrs. Farkas

Welcome to my website.

Here you can find information about our class, assignments and other helpful information.

My philosophy for teaching is based on the following.

Planning - Failing to plan, is planning to fail.

Prioritization - Choose and use priorities.

Perspective - Don't bog yourself down with the little issues in life.

Knowledge - Remember knowledge is power!

The Parable of the Pebbles

A man was out walking in the dessert when a voice said to him “Pick up some pebbles and put them in your pocket, and tomorrow you will be both happy and sad.

The man obeyed. He stooped down and picked up a handful of pebbles and put them in his pocket. The next morning he reached into his pocket and found diamonds and rubies and emeralds. And he was both happy and sad. Happy he had taken some, sad that he hadn’t taken more.

And so it is with education.

Why do you need to study chemistry?

Because understanding chemistry helps you understand the world around you. When you study chemistry, you understand something about how things work. Chemistry isn't secret knowledge. It is the reason why oil and water do not mix or how soap cleans your hands. When you know some chemistry, you can make knowledgeable choices and decisions about everyday products that you use.

Magicians do not have magical powers, they just know more science (and chemistry) than you do!!!

BUT REALLY - "Why do we have to learn this? I am not going to use it in my future anyways!"

Yes, most of what you will learn in chemistry will not be applied directly in your future. However, it is the logical thinking in the context of science that is useful for your entire life! You need to learn about how to figure out the path from point A to point E requiring you to going through B, C, and D. If you are hired after you join the workforce, your boss will only tell you "We are here and we want to get there. Think about how to get there." If you are not capable of thinking the solution, don't expect to work at that job for a long time. It is the logical thinking and problem solving skills that you need the most. It is the knowledge of using available tools and knowledge to solve a problem.


Ideal Teachers

  • make you feel special.
  • teach you how to learn.
  • inspire you with their passion.
  • engage your whole being.
  • keep you focused.
  • open you up to new experiences.
  • have no agenda.
  • make the complicated simple.
  • give clear explanations.
  • show you how everything ties together.

Ideal Students

  • come to class on time.
  • come to class prepared (with pencils, pens, books, etc.).
  • are attentive.
  • respect their teachers, peers and school property.
  • participate in class.
  • have an open mind.
  • possess a good attitude.
  • do not disrupt the class unneccessarily.
  • complete their homework neatly and on time.
  • practice good organizational skills (i.e. study for quizzes and tests).
  • always do their own work (do not copy answers or work of other students).
  • assist fellow classmates when directed.