Science Department

Teacher Leader: Ms. Carolyn Ross, rossc@cm201u.org


Mission
: It is the mission of the Science Department to inspire students to explore and to investigate the ever changing world that surrounds them. This is accomplished by:

  • asking questions
  • collecting and analyzing data
  • thinking critically and analytically
  • solving problems through trial and error
  • using technology
  • researching and keeping current with science literature

 It is our goal to develop problem solvers and to excite students about science.

​Courses: The Science Department offers curriculum designed to provide rigorous, hands-on opportunities that allow students to make connections between the sciences and the real world.

  • Earth and Space ScienceScience
  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • AP Biology
  • Physics First
  • Honors Physics
  • AP Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • PLTW: Principles of Biomedical Science
  • PLTW: Human Body Systems

Local Science Attractions

Adler Planetarium: www.adlerplanetarium.org
Brookfield Zoo: www.czs.org/czs/Brookfield/Zoo-Home.aspx
Chicago Botanical Garden:www.chicago-botanic.org
Museum of Science and Industry: www.msichicago.org
Shedd Aquarium: www.sheddaquarium.org
Strickler Planetarium: strickler.olivet.edu

News/Periodicals
NASA: www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/index.html
The Chicago Tribune: Science News and Photos: www.chicagotribune.com/topic/science-technology/natural-science/13004000.topic
How Stuff Works: www.howstuffworks.com
The Discovery Channel: dsc.discovery.com
The Science Channel: science.discovery.com
Nobel Prize: nobelprize.org
PBS Science: www.pbs.org/science/
TIME – Health and Science: www.time.com/time/health

Research Resources
Ebsco Databases: search.ebscohost.com
Turnitin: www.turnitin.com/static/