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Jessica Waller

Jessica Waller,
JH/HS Science Teacher

I grew up in Northeast Iowa but I now call Manson home.  I moved here with my husband Josh and my son Jerrod in 2012. We currently live in town but are anticipating a move to the country where we will have the space to enjoy my menagerie of animals.  

I completed my undergraduate degree in biology with endorsements in All Sciences and Secondary Education from Wartburg College.  I am currently working towards a Masters in Science Education at Montana State University.    

My passion is science and I look forward to many years of inspiring and educating students here at MNW.
Standards
    Physical Science                      Chemistry 

    Physics                                     7th Grade Science

Classes

7TH GRADE SCIENCE

Students will learn about

        * Scientific Method

        * Solar system

        * Electricity and Magnetism

        * Energy

        * Cells

        * Heredity

        * Ecosystems


PHYSICAL SCIENCE A (130) & B (131)

Elective     2 credits Grades: 9, 10

The student will:

* demonstrate problem-solving techniques and proper measurement methods in the

laboratory

    * explain force, motion, acceleration, momentum and how they affect our everyday lives

    * describe matter and energy and its relationship to the environment

    * analyze elements and compounds and how they react in nature


CHEMISTRY A (134) & B (135)

Elective     2 credits         Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Algebra I with 2 years of science as well as Physical Science

Students must have a scientific calculator

The student will:

* analyze theories of atomic structures and chemical bonding of elements and compounds

* discuss chemical and physical elements and compounds and how they react in nature

* learn how to properly identify elements and compounds and to balance formulas and equations

* discover organic compounds and how they relate to today’s society

* demonstrate proper laboratory techniques in a laboratory setting

        *demonstrate problem-solving techniques and proper measurement methods in a laboratory


  • PHYSICS A (136) &  B (137)

    Elective 2 credits Grades 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Algebra II with 2 years of science Students must have a scientific calculator

    The student will:

    * integrate the concepts of motion, force and vectors into society

    * assess how heat, light and sound affect our everyday world

    * discuss the role electricity and nuclear energy play in our world

    * demonstrate proper laboratory techniques in a laboratory setting

    * demonstrate problem solving techniques and proper measurement methods in a laboratory