Veronica Alonzo-Biology
Preetom Bhattacharya-Chemistry
Andrew Stephens-Physics


Science Equipment Inventory.xls
Science Book Inventory.xls
CALS Science Behavioral Goals:
  • Think like a scientist
  • Develop an appreciation of the world around them
  • Develop a spirit of inquiry
  • Projects-Investigation of a science based issue.
    • Biology-
    • Chemistry-
    • Physics-Develop a meaningful investigation around a physics-based issue. Students select topic, compose a literature review, and develop a sound exprimental design. Collect and analyze data in spreadseet. Present investigation, conclusion, and experiment (if applicable) in a verbal explanation and in an electronic portfolio.

Strategic Objective:
35% of students school-wide will score proficient or advanced on the 2008 CST in science. In addition 100% of the students will complete a science project with 75% scoring proficient or higher on the rubric measuring scientific references, critical thinking about a particular science issue and ability to compose thoughts into a research project

Key Results:
  • All students will achieve an 80% passing score on 75% of their unit projects.
  • All students will score 80% on 80% of lab assignments.
  • All students will scored 70% on 80% of assessments.
    Action Steps:
  • Students will develop projects that provide focus in their science project objective for their enrolled course and extend those skills over their time at CALS.
    Biology: Develop spirit of inquiry and research skills.
    Chemistry: Apply the scientific method and collect own data.
    Physics: Develop a meaningful investigation around a physics-based issue. Tie previous two years together.
  • Teachers will provide a minimum of ten lab assignments. Students will focus on Scientific Method and Data Collection as well as learn to write a meaningful conclusion. Conclusions will apply scientific procedure to collect data, analyze data, synthesize scientific concepts, and evaluate experimental design.
  • Teachers will utilize CST and SAT language in assessments, allowing students to grow comfortable with said language. Teachers will use word walls and concept maps for both test language and scientific terminology.