Espinosa Science

2017-2018 School Year is Going to Be Great!


 If you have questions at any time, please email me!  I will respond as soon as possible, usually within a few hours.  You can click here or click the Email tab above.

Required Materials all classes:

  • Biology/Chemistry Notebook (any type of spiral, 8 1/2 x 11 is best)-this will be used daily to take lecture notes and complete class activities
  • Composition Book--this will be used for Section Summaries, homework questions, and daily bellwork
  • Textbook
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Highlighter
  • Colored Pencils/Crayons (we do have a class supply but most of the students prefer to have their own)
  • 4 Function Calculator ( with square root function)
  • Scientific Calculator for Chemistry
  • Index Cards (3x5 or 4x6)--used for making vocabulary flashcards throughout the year. 
  • Storage for Flash Cards (could be a rubberband, plastic container, shoebox, Ziploc, etc)

Materials!

Cell Phones in Class!

Need a copy of your course syllabus??

Honors Biology

Medical Biology

Medical Chemistry


Need help making a graph for your lab reports??  Click on the following links to short videos with step by step instructions:


Using Word 2013


Using Excel



What is a Section Summary??  For every chapter/unit we cover this year there will be an assigned reading and section summary from the text book.  The section summary is a specific part of the assigned reading.  Re-read that specific section and then you must write a 30 word summaryof the section.  It must be 30 words or less!  After you write the section summary, count your words and write the total at the end.  Your section summaries will be completed in your composition book (same place Bellwork goes).  You do not have to start a new page (unless you want to), just label it "Section Summary _________  __________" (fill in the topic, for example "Designing an Experiment").





Current Info!

If you bring a cell phone to class it MUST be placed in "Phone Jail".  Phone Jail is a plastic box, with lid, at your table.  Phones remain in 'phone jail' the entire class period.  If you remove your phone from phone jail, your phone will be held by the teacher and you will receive an after school detention.


With that said, there are many times in class when we do use our cell phones.  When instructed, students can open the phone jail to use their phones.  Examples of this are class games, research, activities that require a cell phone, etc.  But as soon as the activity is over, phones must be returned to 'phone jail'.  If you are not comfortable placing your phone in the plastic container--don't bring a phone to class.  We have tablets available for you so you can still participate in the activities that require a phone.

Welcome to Mrs. Espinosa's Science Classes!