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Science and Engineering Practices
  1. Asking questions and Defining Problems
  2. Developing and Using Models
  3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting Data
  5. Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking
  6. Construct Explanations and Design Solutions
  7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  8. Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information

Anay Rodriguez

WELCOME TO Ms. RODRIGUEZ'S PAGE!

Email: anay.rodriguez@academiaavance.com

Please log into Google Classroom for assignments for all of my classes.

**Official Grades/Scores will only be posted in PowerSchool.

BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY

What is Biology?

Biology is the study of "bios" which means life. Biology encompasses many exciting topics. This class will introduce you to some of these including; the chemistry of life, cell function, energetics, molecular science, heredity, gene expression, natural selection, and ecology. 

We will explore the interconnections of life, how traits get passed on from generation to generation, how evolution functions, how energy moves through living systems, and the scientific processes through inquiry, data collection, analysis of evidence, and claim formation. This class will prepare you for college, introduce you to careers in the sciences, and make you a more informed, educated member of your community.

 

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is a branch of science whose main interest is the identification and reaction aspects of matter at a molecular level.  In short: What do we call it? What is its composition? How is it transformed?

Over the span of this course, students will build a foundational understanding of chemistry by learning about: the properties of matter, atomic models and structures, the periodic table, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, acid-base reactions and nuclear reactions.

HOUSE

What is house? House class meets everyday. This is where students meet with their coach. Below you will find a chart with the general outline of weekly activities.

House class is a time to:

  • connect/ share
  • understand resources
  • prepare for college 
  • learn more about careers
  • get school updates
  • receive help with homework
  • visit online museums
  • read and discuss
    House Weekly
    Mon

    Academic Grade checks, HW Review,

    Project Help, Check-Ins, Goal Setting

    Tue Journals/ Guided or Silent Reading
    Wed Skill Building Day
    Thu Self regulated work time
    Fri

    Circle Discussion/ Current Events/

    Notebook Check/ Class Cohort

BIOGRAPHY

        I have lived in Los Angeles all my life. I received my bachelors' degree from UCLA, and Masters in Teaching from USC. As a secondary Science teacher, I hope to be a positive role model for my students. 

        Some of my personal interest other than science include; nature, art, reading, gardening, and sci-fi.

        I believe everyone should have access to equitable education opportunities, with no limitations because of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, abilities, or economic status. I make it a point to treat everyone with respect, and hold myself to a high level of integrity. We all have a purpose and a way that we can make a difference. Being a teacher is my purpose. I know I will continue to learn and grow along with my students.  

Anay Rodriguez Locker
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WHY IS SCIENCE IMPORTANT?

-To be able to evaluate our sources and think critically.

-To differentiate facts from fiction.

-To care for our health.

-To know how to support our claims with evidence to advocate for ourselves.