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 third year at Spring Hill! 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 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 1: 

Earth/Space Science: We will start with the scientific method and lab safety. We are covering the four spheres of the earth (atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere). Then, we will discuss the basic chemistry needed to further explore earth science (atoms, molecules, and bonding). We will finish out the quarter with the water cycle and its effects on the surface of our planet (weathering/erosion). 

Integrated Science: We will start the year by reviewing scientific procedures, nature of science and how to measure/graph data using SI units. Our first unit will encompass chemistry concepts, including structure of an atom, periodic table trends, and isotope formation. Then, we will discover chemical reactions and use these to investigate the chemistry of everyday materials. We will round out the quarter with acids, bases, and pH indicators. 



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