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My name is Amanda Salak and I am the 7C Science teacher. I am in my 11th year of teaching in OPS and my fouth year at Bryan Middle. I previously taught 5th and 6th grade. I've found that my background in elementary really helps me understand the knowledge students already  have and the challenges that transitioning to middle school can present. 

My goal is to have all students feel successful in Science. I know that many kids come into the room not really enjoying science because they find it boring or feel like it's too hard. To help students develop a love and understanding of science, we do a lot of hands on investigations throughout the year. Students focus on problem solving, making observations, developing their writing, and even the art of presenting an argument! We also work on skills such as working in a group, speaking in front of peers, and staying organized. 

We have three major units of study in 7th grade. We start the year off by diving right into molecules and chemistry. This unit is followed by an ecology unit on ecosystems and humans interactions with those ecosystems. We end the year learning about the Earth with a focus on how matter cycles. Think earthquakes and volcanoes!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I'm here to help you and your student succeed!

Mrs. Salak