6th & 7th grade science
By using Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) we will address the laws that govern our natural world by blending traditional scientific methods with a project based learning approach. The purpose of my science class is to provide the students with an investigative approach in the development of scientific concepts. Students should develop skills in using scientific equipment, collecting data, and an investigative approach to solving real-life problems.
SCI 6B: Monday P5, Tuesday P3, Thursday P5, & Friday P2
SCI 7A: Monday P3, Tuesday P2, Thursday P1, & Friday P5
SCI 7B: Monday P2, Tuesday P4, Thursday P2, & Friday P3
SCI 7C: Monday P4, Tuesday P5, Thursday P3, & Friday P4
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My name is Ms. Yap. I graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Science with a track in Chemical & Physical Oceanography. A few of my field experiences have included the research of captive dolphins, tiger shark migration, and the turtle population in Hawai'i.
I have taught over 5 years at the Intermediate and High School level in the following subjects: Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Food Science & Nutrition, and Physical Science. In addition, I have experience working with student's that have English as a second language and special needs.
I enjoy snorkeling, surfing. Every day I love running my two little furry angels at the park.
I look forward to getting to know the 6th & 7th graders in my classes and parents/guardians.
Please feel free to e-mail me anytime on and I will reply as soon as possible.
1. Respect yourself, the teacher & others
- Show respect for the teacher, yourself and others at all times.
- Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, chalkboard, etc.). Don't expect that others will clean-up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.
- Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing.
- Be a kind person.
- · Always do your own best work.
- · Put learning ahead of getting good grades.
- · Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
- Come prepared with all materials necessary:
- An organized class binder containing all necessary materials and handouts
- A planner to help keep you organized - the most successful students are organized.
- · When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask. I would rather have you stop class to clarify than be off task while everyone else is working.
- · Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ask it! Otherwise, I might not know until the test that you didn’t understand something. There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is to. Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.
- · Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will not be tolerated.
- · Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the hour.
- · Take responsibility for missed assignments.
- · "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
- - Albert Einstein -