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 grade science classes in Physical Science, Elementary Science, and General Science. During Seventh Period, I work with students introducing the Spanish language. I am local to Lynchburg and 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 doing 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.
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.
Physical Science: This is a one year science course where we are going to be learning about topics including atoms, sound waves, electricity and magnetism. This course introduces students to the basics of physics and chemistry.
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.
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 multisensory approach of learning dances, building models and crafts, viewing visuals, and learning basic Spanish vocabulary and songs.