Ms. Amy FoxContact InformationPhone Number:352-394-9600 Ext. 5175Email:Office HoursMonday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:7:20 - 8:15Wednesday:7:20 - 8:05Courses
AP and Regular Environmental Science
- Marine Science
- Chemistry 6-12
General Science 5-9
Integrated Curriculum 5-9
Celebratory Best Practice:From the first day of school, I interact with my students beyond the daily lesson. I hope to make students feel welcome in my room, where the high expectations are clear, and where students can speak freely to me about what is going on in their lives. With knowledge of their outside interests, I can target appropriate lessons.
Instructional Best Practice
I believe that what is really important in teaching science is for students to realize the vast connections science has with the outside world and more importantly, to their lives. In doing so, I recognize that students are not blank sheets to be written on. Each student comes into the classroom with ideas that often limit what a student can learn. It is critical that student preconceptions be identified, confronted, and resolved. It is most important that effective teachers set the stage for learning. Then step aside and let students learn through discovery and experiment.
“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn
Environmental Science – Environmental science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.Zoology - This course introduces students to the science of zoology. Students will explore the interrelationships of organisms, develop an understanding of the significance of the diversity of life and the balance of nature, and examine the physiological and morphological characteristics of animals that allow them to survive in their environment.
Marine Science - This course presents an overview of the marine environment, including the origins of the ocean, the chemical, physical, and geological aspects of the marine environment, and the interrelationship between man and the ocean.