Welcome to Westbroek’s 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 should learn to value and use science as a process of obtaining knowledge based on observable evidence. 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.

  1. Bullet7th Grade science is discussed on the Sci 7 Blog and has Benchmarks for each unit.

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

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!  A link will be posted when the 2017 Google Science Fair officially opens.

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

Fun links:

Animals that defy belief!

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

Check out these INCREDIBLE Insect photographs!

Do you want to identify a bug? Use What’s That Bug?

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

Explore the microscopic world at MicroAngela.

Have you explored National Geographic for Kids?

Have you seen this beautiful collection of insects?

How forceful is a sneeze?

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

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

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

Science Channel 100 Greatest Discoveries videos

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

Skills for Success in Middle School and Beyond has hints and suggestions on how to manage your work and be organized this year.

Understanding Science is a nice site to realize the use of data in  science.

Visit Know It All and see how smart can be fun.

Visit Wonderville to learn more about our World and beyond

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

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

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

I’m an Apple Teacher. Apple recognizes me for demonstrating my skills using Apple products to enhance productivity and inspire creativity in my classroom.