7th and 8th Grade Science 102A

  • Welcome to Middle School Science!

    When you walk through my classroom door you are a scientist. In fact, if you ask a lot of questions, are creative, and like to investigate then you already have the skills you need to do well in my class. Earth and environmental science are my favorite areas of science and there is so much of our natural world we can still discover. And we are starting to learn so much more about our deepest oceans and the far reaches of our universe. Expect to work hard and have fun in science!

    Ms. Collins

  • Making Great Observations and Asking Good Questions

    Posted by Daria Collins on 6/24/2021

    Start to think about your STEAM project for next year. A great way to start is by making observations and asking questions. 

    Here are some tips:

    1. Use your five senses (don't taste or smell anything that is toxic)
    2. Look at the big picture and
    3. The small details
    4. Measure if you can (size, temperature etc.)

    The question formulation technique:

    • Ask as many questions as you can 
    • Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer any questions 
    • Write down every question exactly as it is stated 
    • Change any statement into a question 

    Take the time to appreciate what you are observing! Sometimes it helps to be quiet and sometimes it helps to talk about your thoughts and ideas with other people.

    Ms. Collins

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Degrees and Certifications:

A.S. General Studies Math/Science-HCC B.S. Earth Science-SCSU M.S. Environmental Science-SHU Sixth Year Certificate Secondary Education-UB


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  • I'm so excited about the new school year! Please check the BPS website for safety protocols, school calendar, and information! 

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  • Hello parents and caregivers! Students may begin to work on their STEAM Expo Project (science fair) this summer. I have set up a Team in Microsoft Teams. Ask them about it! Have a wonderful and restful summer!

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  • Hello to my incoming 7th and 8th-grade students! Please go to Microsoft Teams to our STEAM Team for both grades. Here you will find all of the science fair assignments, videos to watch, and links for project inspiration. Get started on your project this summer! Please feel free to send me a chat or email if you have any questions. 


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