At St. Ann Catholic School, our students add extensive experiential learning to their science instruction. Every student participates in the Monsanto Science Fair in either a class, group, or individual entry. St. Ann Catholic School is proud of Mrs. Cheryl Thomas, our upper block science teacher and The Monsanto Foundation Science Teacher of the Year for 2013.
St. Ann Catholic School students:
- cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
- determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- safely and precisely follow a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
- determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grade text complexity and topic.
- analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the topic.
- analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.
- integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually
- distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
- compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
- read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grade text complexity band independently and proficiently.