Hello my name is David Martinez. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended Vemont Avenue elementary school and Mount Vernon junior High school. In 1995 I graduated from Los Angeles Senior High school. I attended California State University of Los Angeles and graduated with B.S. in Biology.
I teach 8th physical science at Plams middle school. I have been teaching for over seven years. Some of my hobbies are hiking, photography and going to festivals.
Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School.We are proud of our academic program and the education we offer, including our Academic Performance Index (API) score of 857 last year -- up 10 points from the year before! -- as well as our cultural, artistic, and other programs. The Palms Magnet has been repeatedly recognized by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a Model of Excellence.
The 8th grade science curriculum uses Physical Science topics as a focus for students to learn the process skills, content, and concepts that have been identified as important for upper middle school students. Each student will participate in hands-on experiments and projects, as well as have opportunities for group and individual discovery activities. Students will use technology to research, collaborate, discuss, create, plan and present scientific information.
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