Mariah Ramos

Hello My Name Is...

Mariah Ramos

 

Welcome!

I grew up in Lawrence, on a small farm. I was in 4-H, and raised sheep and other animals. I graduated from Emporia State University. I currently live in Olathe, with my husband and my cat, Leo. He is a fluffy diva. (The cat, not the husband). I am so excited to be starting my second year at Spring Hill! I teach Earth/Space Science and Integrated Science. I am also the assistant debate coach. 

Earth/Space Science: In this class we explore the physical characteristics of our planet, and will be looking at the interactions between the geosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and the hydrosphere.

Integrated Science: This is a new class this year, one that blends the highlights of physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. At its heart, this class aims to address the everyday science that we encounter. This class has many real-world applications, and will use labs and other hands-on applications to explore these concepts.  

Please feel free to contact me at ramosm@usd230.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Quarter 2: 

Earth/Space Science: We are going to study the water cycle and its effects on the surface of our planet. We will also investigate the unique properties of water that allow for life on Earth. Then, we will move into rocks and minerals - this involves growing crystals and looking at the compounds that make up the Earth's crust. Students will create a scale model of the Earth's layers. We will finish the semester by talking about plate tectonics - the forces that shape our planet. 

Integrated Science: This quarter kicks off our physics unit! Heat transfer, Newton's Laws, gravity, waves/the electromagnetic spectrum and electricity will be covered. 

Quarter 3: 

Earth/Space Science:
We are going to study the theory of plate tectonics and how it has shaped the surface of our planet. We will learn about the different types of plate boundaries and the resulting landforms. We will also cover hazards associated with plate tectonics, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building. Students will engineer "earthquake-proof" buildings. 

Integrated Science: We will starting our Earth/Space Unit. Students will learn about planets, asteroids, weathering/erosion, streams, energy sources, and climate 



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