• Introduction:

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Degree: Integrative STEM Education

    Hello everyone! I am Mr. Maginnis, your 6th grader's Science Teacher! This is my 4th year teaching, and my return to Hamilton Township! I'm excited to bring my STEM expertise to the Hamilton Community and I cannot wait to meet each of your children. My teaching philosophy is simple, make it meaningful. Science is all around us. I encourage students to question the world around them and apply scientific thinking to real world problems. My teaching has a focus on the Scientific Method and Engineering Design Process. 

    Course Overview: 

    We will use Google Classroom for assignments and course materials, please have your child invite you as a guardian.

     Unit 1: Forces and Motion

    -laws of motion

    -conservation of energy

    -Friction

    Unit 2: Space Science

    -Gravitational Force

    -Orbits

    -Scale model of Solar System

    -Phases of the Moon

    Unit 3: Cellular Science

    -Genetics

    -Adaptations

    -Parts of a Cell

     

    Contact me:

    Email: wmaginnis@htsdnj.org

     

    Grading Scale:

     40% Summative Assessement: tests, quizzes, projects

    40% Formative Assessment: knowledge checks, labs, exit slips, notebook checks

    10% Individual Practice: homework, classwork

     

    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework