490 David Terrace, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.6570
Fax: 908.687.5741
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Welcome to Mrs. West's Science Class!

Mrs. West
Kawameeh Middle School
Science Grade 8
Room 206


The goal of the Union Township Science Department is to expose students to the different branches of science through the use of labs, modern technology, and field experiences. We aspire to develop scientific literacy in all students, allowing them to utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to untap their potential by engaging in inquiry-based activities and experiments. When students develop a deep understanding of science they can truly appreciate the world in which they live.


We aspire to encourage creativity and imagination, as it allows students to explore the world around them on their own. Our classrooms are conducive to student learning and our activities are student centered. At Union Township we expect highly of our staff and students and uphold them to high standards. We would like to see students pursue science in college, their career choice, or personal interests.

By taking on the responsibility of an honors student in 8th grade science you are held to higher expectations and requirements.  My goal is for you to excel in the sciences while implementing other curriculums specifically: technology, engineering, mathematics, and language arts. 


As an honors student you are held accountable for the following:

Maintaining and using a laboratory notebook to gather and analyze data.
Cover an extension and enrichment of the general 8th grade science concepts at a more in depth and accelerated pace.
Research data prior to experiments.
Use higher order thinking and problem solving skills on a daily basis.
Apply critical thinking and inquiry based learning.
Turn in quality work that follows the rules of scientific writing.
Completion of writing and research assignments.
You will be required to type writing assignments.
Always be prepared for class.

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