Science Final Exams:  You may bring in a single study sheet with notes to help you on the final.   You may not use anything prepared by another student.  This sheet must be turned in with your exam.   I have really enjoyed being your teacher this year and will miss each of you next year.   Best of luck to each of you in all of your future endeavors!  Stay in touch!

Interactive Scale of the Universe 2

Go make that big brain of yours even bigger!    –    Khan Academy

A great big thank you to everyone who helped out to make this year’s science fair a success!   Thank you to the judges who worked so diligently to evaluate 89 projects at least twice each in under three hours!  Thank you Mrs. Goldsmith for helping to procure some amazing prizes!  Thank you parents for helping your students come up with some outstanding ideas and displays.  Thank you students for your strong work ethic.  Already looking forward to improving next year’s competition!

Congratulations to Environmental Science students Melanie and Ali for their winning entry in Facing the Future’s ‘Make a Sound Impact’ Student Video competition! Ali and Melanie will share a $300 prize and a Flip Video Camera for their outstanding work! View the winning entries (and all of the others) here

Welcome to the science site at St. Paul’s Academy! Check this part of the site often during the year to learn about science-related opportunities in Bellingham. You can earn a homework pass for attending!
National STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Education) Video Game Challenge is open! Enter Now!
“The National STEM Video Game Challenge will channel the potential of a new generation of game creators to develop innovative tools for learning,” said H. Melvin Ming, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop. Entries can be created using any game-making platform including, but not limited to, written concepts, Gamestar Mechanic, Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab, GameMaker and Scratch.
The National STEM Video Game Challenge will accept entries from November 15, 2011 through March 12, 2012. Complete guidelines and details on how to enter are available at

Visualizing How a Population Grows

Online resources that coordinate with your textbook
National STEM Video Game Challenge



Science Buddies – Science Project ideas
Hundreds of Science Project ideas
Even more Science Project ideas – still more science project ideas – organized by grade level
The Future We Want
St. Paul’s Academy Website
Foss Web

Congratulations to sixth graders Bassam B., Anastasia B., Spencer V., and Arden A., for winning awards in the Lick Observatory/Science Buddies National Astronomy Competition! Great work everyone!  Here is the link to the announcement

at Science Buddies.
John Muir in the New World Full Documentary about the life of the Scottish-born naturalist who wrote eloquent volumes about his travels in western North America and was the force that prompted the establishment of the National Park Service. Muir saw science as a window into the mind of God.

NYTimes: Improving the Science of Teaching Science

Congratulations to sixth graders Lucy Slocum and Tatiana Barbone for being selected among all entries nationwide to have their science questions answered by Drs. Bob Ballard and Katy Croff-Bell during their live broadcast on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL on May 4! Watch the episodes here. (1:30 and 6:30 shows)

Science and the Arts from Science Friday – You will have to scroll down to about halfway to find the audio discussion of the intersection of art and science and a video link to a trailer for Warner Herzog’s new film Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Filament Games – Learn science while playing games.
Click on the tabs above to find information for your class. Send along an email with questions, concerns, or comments to:

Click here for the Saint Paul’s Academy homepage

Click here for Powerschool’s website

Washington State Science Fair website

Click here to access textbook resources including online quizzes!

Cal Poly Study Skills Library – 5 Notetaking Methods

Collection of Science Podcasts

Live 365 MASSIVE radio (Math And Science Song Information Viewable Everywhere) All Science songs, All the time. It’s a little bit silly, but oh so fun!

Interactive Scale of the Universe
Education Week: The Evolution of Teaching Evolution
Animal Diversity Web