Ms. Vineyard

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<Ms. Vineyard>

<I began my teaching career in 2006 and joined the Bentley family in 2016. I am enjoying being a Bulldog! In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and my animals. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree Eastern Michigan University, 2005 
Major: Earth Science Minor (DH): General Science (DX) 

Master's Degree Eastern Michigan University, 2015 
 K-12 Administration

Class Schedule
1st hour - Chemistry
2nd hour - Testing Coordinator
3rd hour - Physical Science
4th hour - Physics
5th hour - Chemistry
6th hour - Planning
7th hour - Student Success Center   


Course Descriptions
Chemistry: Students will study the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, the Periodic Table and periodicity, chemical bonding, ions and ionic bonding, covalent bonding, chemical equations and reactions, acids and bases, and states of matter and their changes. Students will have a well-rounded understanding of the composition of matter and molecular interactions. Chemistry Syllabus.docx.pdf
Physical Science: Students will focus on one of the core ideas of the Framework for Science Education, namely “Forces due to fundamental interactions that underlie all matter structures and transformations; balance or imbalance of forces determines stability and change within all systems.” One of the four fundamental interactions, the electrical force, is especially important for explaining and predicting phenomena occurring at the nano-, molecular, and atomic scales. Therefore, interactions governed by electrical forces are critical for explaining and making predictions about important processes typically addressed in chemistry, biology and earth science, and are also important for emergent disciplines such as nanoscale science and engineering and biotechnology.

To support students learning these complex ideas we will rely on computer-based models and simulations as well as physical models to help students visualize and develop understanding of the principles that govern interactions at very small scales. Once the principles are established, students will delve into the structural characteristics of atoms and molecules to explain these principles. Physical Science Syllabus.docx.pdf

Physics: In this course students will be introduced to motion in one dimension and two -dimensional motion, forces and the laws of motion, work and energy, momentum and collisions, universal gravitation, interaction of matter at the atomic scale, vibrations and waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, sound, light, reflection and refraction, interference and diffraction. Students will explore these concepts through textbook readings, online assignments, and hands-on laboratory activities. Physics Syllabus.docx.pdf>