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Department of Science

  • Core
    Beliefs
  • Instructional
    Resources
  • STEM
    Expo
  • HS STEM
    Symposium
  • FOSS

  • Prof.
    Dev.
  • Funding
    Opps.
  • High School
    Student Opps.
  • K-8 Student
    Opps.
  • NJSLA for
    Science 
  • Contact
    Us

Core Beliefs

The Science Department believes that every student is entitled to and deserves an excellent program of instruction in the content area that encourages each student to achieve at a high level.  We believe that learning science requires an understanding and investigation of concepts. We believe that science is a way of thinking that includes observing, collecting, manipulating, and analyzing data as well as evaluating and interpreting results.  We nurture the wonder and curiosity of the students as they engage in guided inquiry.  Ultimately, the goal of our department is to prepare all children for college and career readiness.

Philosophy

Science is a systematic process for acquiring the knowledge essential for comprehending the natural world and every aspect of modern life.  As students build on their content knowledge, we encourage the following practices to be linked to their learning: asking questions and defining problems, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and computational thinking, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating and communicating information.  The department has embraced and implemented an Inquiry-Based Model, which allows students to explore and make sense of ideas, data, and explanations around a posed question or problem. In addition, we encourage students to make connections by publicly sharing their thoughts of the key idea to the overarching concept.

 

 

Digital Tools

Digital Resources doc

Tool for Online Discussions

Padlet.com

Online Articles

Newsela.com

Create and Customize Jeopardy Games

Jeopardylabs.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned...

 

 

 

 

FOSS

https://thinklink.schoolspecialty.com/

 

FOSS Units by Grade Level

GRADE

UNIT 1

UNIT 2

UNIT 3

UNIT 4

KINDERGARTEN Engineering & Design Earth's Weather and Trees Materials & Motion Animals Two by Two
GRADE 1 Engineering & Design Weather & Air on Earth Sound & Light Plants & Animals
GRADE 2 Engineering and Design Solids and Liquids Pebbles, Sand, and Silt Insects and Plants
GRADE 3 Engineering and Design Motion & Matter Earth's Weather & Climate Structures of Life
GRADE 4 Engineering & Design Soils, Rocks and Landforms Energy Environments
GRADE 5 Engineering and Design Earth and Space Mixtures & Solutions Living Systems
GRADE 6 FOSS Weather & Water FOSS Diversity of Life FOSS Electromagnetic Forces FOSS Gravity & Kinetic Energy
GRADE 7 FOSS Chemical Interactions FOSS Earth’s History FOSS Populations and Ecosystems Earth History
GRADE 8 FOSS Hereditary Adaptations FOSS Waves FOSS Human Systems Interactions FOSS Planetary Science

 

Materials Management

FOSS Replacement List         Plant & Animal Care

 

Technical Support

Please contact Tech support directly with any concerns regarding your account.  They cannot resolve an individual technology problem through a third party.  They will need information that only you can provide as the owner of the account.

Technical support can be reached at educatorsuccess@schoolspecialty.com
or 1-(800)-225-5750, Option #4.

 

 

 

Professional Development Opportunities are forthcoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Opportunities

Funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Student Opportunities

 

 

Check back for coming opportunities!

 

K-8 Student Opportunities

 

Check back for coming opportunities!

New Jersey Student Learning Assessments for Science 

 

Updates

 

October 6, 2021 Updates

July 28, 2021 Updates

April 2021 Updates

Sept. 2019 Updates

Dec. 2018 Updates

 

 

Information

 

Spring 2022 NJSLA Key Dates and Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

Joanna Tsimpedes

Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services/Special Programs
973-321-2336
jtsimpedes@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

Jennifer Foster

Administrative Assistant- Mathematics/ Science
973-321-0843
jfoster@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

Dr. Nellista Bess

Supervisor of Science
HARP, PANTHER, International HS, Garrett Morgan, Great Falls

Schools: 7, 8, 13, 16, 21, MLK
nbess@paterson.k12.nj.us

Shenita Davis

Supervisor of Science
EHS/CAHTS, EHS/GOPA, EHS/SOIT,
RPHS

Schools: 4, 12, 24, 26, 28, Newcomers, NRC, YMLA
sdavis@paterson.k12.nj.us

Lakisha Kincherlow

Supervisor of Science
Central Office
Schools 2, 6, 20, DHA, STARS
973-321-0717
lkincherlowwarren@paterson.k12.nj.us

Michael Kleeman

Supervisor of Science
JFK/STEM, JFK/ACT, JFK/BTMF, JFK/SET

Schools: 3, 9, 18,25, AHA, Joseph A. Taub
mkleeman@paterson.k12.nj.us

Maureen Bruins

Teacher Coordinator of Science
973-321-2264

mbruins@paterson.k12.nj.us

Nakeia Wimberly

Science Teacher Coordinator
Central Office

973-321-2477
nwimberly@paterson.k12.nj.us

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