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Welcome to Middle School Science!

I'm Verdean Smith and I teach 7th & 8th grade science at Mountain Vista School. I am a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I hold endorsements to be highly qualified in the subjects of Science, Math, and Language Arts.  I enjoy working with your children to give them the tools to understanding science through instruction, discussion, and experimental activities.

I think we have a great school and I feel privileged being able to teach here with an outstanding middle school team. I look forward to another great year!

I invite you to visit my class website:

This website will serve as a resource for parents and students. You will find a supply list for my classroom, contact information, assignments, and lots of other fun stuff.

The following are units we will be working on in 7th and 8th grade this year:

7th Grade:
· Science process and inquiry
· Classification of organisms
· Ecosystems
· Geology
· Plate Tectonics
· Fossils and Geologic Time
· Astronomy

8th Grade:
· Science Process and Inquiry
· Cell Division and Reproduction
· Heredity
· Adaptations
· Chemistry (Matter and how it changes)
· Physics (Motion, Forces, and Energy)