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.
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
Unit 2: Space Science
-Scale model of Solar System
-Phases of the Moon
Unit 3: Cellular Science
-Parts of a Cell
40% Summative Assessement: tests, quizzes, projects
40% Formative Assessment: knowledge checks, labs, exit slips, notebook checks
10% Individual Practice: homework, classwork
Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework