Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to MS/HS Science! My name is Ms. Grottanelli. I teach 7th and 8th grade science and Regents Earth science. I have a strong background in environmental science, wildlife biology, ecology and the conditions on Earth that make interactions in nature possible. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Biology concentrated in Herpetology and Wetland Ecology from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master's of Arts in Teaching science from SUNY Empire State College. I am a former BCS student and am very excited to be teaching here at home!
For class activities and assignments, we use the Microsoft Teams app. Students can log in using their school credentials.
I try to send an email home each week with our class agenda and a brief description of what we are working on. If you aren't on my email list and you would like to be, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Science and Nature Book List
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot Year Published:
Linked Armsby Tom Peterson Year Published:
Gums, Germs, and Steelby Jared Diamond Year Published:
The Return of the Wolves to Yellowstoneby Thomas McNamee Year Published:
A Sand County Almanacby Aldo Leopold Year Published:
Silent Springby Rachel Carson Year Published:
I believe that students learn best when they are engaged in their learning. Learning science involves "doing" science so we focus our science learning on the 5e model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Learning is most effective when information is presented in multiple ways to appeal to all different preferred learning styles. In class we prioritize the hands on activities that allow students to develop their own explanations for natural phenomena and make connections between the world they live in and what they are learning in class.