Hello, welcome to Lower School Science classes at New Vistas School. I am Ms. Kerr, and I teach the Lower School Science classes, which include the 3-8th grades in Physical Science, Elementary Science, and General Science. In addition, I am co-teaching with Mrs. Humphrey in Environmental Science for one class period with the Upper School. During seventh period I work with a number of students giving an introduction to Spanish.
I am local to Lynchburg, went through Campbell County Schools, and attended Liberty University where I majored in Special Education with a concentration in Science. I enjoy blogging, writing, and outdoor activities such as hiking and gardening.
I am so excited to be teaching here at New Vistas School with my students. We are working on some exciting things in the science lab this year! I feel so lucky getting to work with such a dynamic staff and such terrific students. I get to show exciting science topics through hands-on building of models, drawing/coloring pictures, singing songs, and completing scavenger hunts/puzzles.
Physical Science: This is a one year Science course where we are going to be learning about many topics including atoms, sound waves, electricity, and magnetism. This course introduces students to the basics of Physics and Chemistry.
General Science: This is a one year Science course in which we are going to be learning about topics within many areas of science including Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. This course introduces students to the topics relating the many branches of Science in preparation for more specialized study within specific areas of Science in high school.
Elementary Science: This year we will be studying topics including sound, light, and the environment. This is a general science course which exposes students to all areas of Science in preparation for more specialized study of Science areas in middle and high school.
Life Science: Tin this one year Science course we are going to be learning about topics including cells, ecosystems, and the environment. This course introduces students to the topics relating the study of living things and gives students an introduction to Biology.
Introduction to Spanish: This is an introduction class in which the students will hear about Spanish speaking countries, cultures, and vocabulary. Students will be engaged through the multi-sensory approach of learning dances, building models and crafts, viewing visuals, and learning basic Spanish vocabulary and songs.