About Mrs. Allen

My name is Michelle Allen. I am married to John and we have 8 children. My oldest is a junior this year and my youngest is 2 years old. When I am not at school you can find me watching my kids’ sporting events and enjoying family time.

In 2001 I graduated from Texas A&M College Station with a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries. Before becoming a teacher I worked in environmental labs. I became a teacher to share my love of science and inspire tomorrow’s scientists.

This is my 1st year at Paris Jr High. I have taught 5th grade science for the last 5 years at Crockett. I am very excited about moving back to 8th grade. This is my 12th year overall in teaching.

About 8th grade Science

This year your student will focus on many Science topics to prepare them for future science classes and the Science STAAR test. We will work as a team to explore concepts in the science lab and expand their science knowledge.

Year At a Glance:

1st 9 Weeks-

  • Introduction: Science Process Skills

  • Unit 1: Atoms

  • Unit 2: Periodic Table

  • Unit 3: Chemical Formulas and Reactions

2nd 9 Weeks-

  • Unit 4: Force that change Earth

  • Unit 5: Topographic Maps

3rd 9 Weeks-

  • Unit 6: Climatic Interactions

  • Unit 7: Earth Cycles

  • Unit 8: Ecosystems

  • Unit 9: Force and Motion

4th 9 Weeks-

  • Unit 10: Light Years and Theories

  • Unit 11: Characteristics of the Universe

*This outline is subject to change.