Google sponsors the “Google Science Fair.” Biology students working for Honors credit should complete this option. All other students are invited to participate as well. Good luck!

I hope you enjoy learning science this year. Parents are invited to visit before school.

Fun links:

  1. Take the Pew / Smithsonian Science and Technology quiz. How STEM smart are you?

  2. KnowItAll is a collection of fun websites related to school. I recommend the NatureScene and Natural State.

  3. One of my favorite sites is “Discovery Kids.” Check it out and see if you agree.

  4. For Girls in Science provides opportunities to learn about women scientists and their contributions.

  5. Visit Wonderville to learn more about our World and beyond

  6. Have you explored National Geographic for Kids?

  7. Explore the microscopic world at MicroAngela.

  8. How forceful is a sneeze?

  9. If you have science questions see if they are answered on the WHYZZ website!

  10. The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! has hints and suggestions on how to manage your work and be organized this year.

  11. Wonderopolis - learn about things that made you wonder! For example ... “Why do some eggs have 2 yolks?”

  12. What have you wondered about? Find more answers at “Did you ever wonder?

  13. Have you seen this beautiful collection of insects?

  14. Check out Fact Monster for factoids you can impress family and friends with.

  15. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as it relates to autos.

  16. A great research place to start is the Internet Public Library / Librarian’s Internet Index.


Westbroek’s OJH Science

I expect students to stretch their thinking as they explore our world. Classes are based on critical thinking and problem solving - not rote memorization. Through each course, students are given problems to solve, including labs and activities. Students use scientific materials and equipment to explore how scientists work. Students actively participating enjoy their class and demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts and principles on the Utah State Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence Test at year’s end.

  1. 7th Grade science is discussed on the Sci 7 Blog and has Benchmarks for each unit.

  2. Biology is discussed on the Bio Blog and also has Benchmarks for each unit.

My View on Science

"I help students creatively communicate Science Literacy in a digital environment." Mr. W

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein