Mariah Ramos

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Mariah Ramos

Hello, and welcome! This is my third year teaching at Spring Hill since graduating 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 teach Earth/Space Science and Integrated Science.

 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 class blends the highlights of physics, chemistry, environmental science, 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.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at ramosm@usd230.org.

Quarter 1:

Earth/Space Science: We will start with the scientific method, lab safety, and the nature of science. We will then move to Earth as a System and practice measurements/scientific notation.  We will discuss the basic chemistry needed to further explore earth science (atoms, molecules, and bonding). We will end the quarter by studying the impacts of density on the layers of the Earth and corresponding characteristics.



Integrated: After reviewing the scientific method, we will practice graphing by studying Newton’s Laws of Motion. We will study momentum, friction, speed, and velocity. We will then use those concepts to develop balloon-powered race cars. Further exploration of motion will take place via studying the physics of roller coasters including potential and kinetic energy. We will round out the quarter with our unit on circuits and electricity where students will complete a soldering project





 

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