Scholars Academy

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Stephen Baer

Orange Scholars Academy 
 Science Facilitator
973-677-4000 ext. 1801 


 I hope everyone had a safe and exciting summer vacation. I am looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year here at Scholars Academy. We will be starting the week of September 12th and I want all my Science Core students to be ready to dive right in to choosing their Individual Research Project topic for the year. As a reminder, all Scholars students must have their Google account information provided by the district. We will be using electronic portfolios this year so that students have greater access to their IRP and so I can provide continuous feedback throughout the year.
In addition to each student's IRP, we will be completing a unit on Heredity. Students should start to familiarize themselves with traits that they possess and how we can compare and contrast them with relatives, friends and even non-human organisms. Upon completion of the Heredity unit I hope our Scholars will start to see that there are as many ties that bind us together as a global community than separate us as unique individuals. I hope this unit will celebrate both aspects of our humanity: individuality and community.
Please see the Extensions page for information that we will be discussing on our first day back at Scholars. We will be hitting the ground running this year so I hope you are all rested and ready to fly!