Hello! My name is Ms. Karavattuveetil and I am very excited to be part of the Bateman team! I have been teaching science for the past 15 years in Chicago Public Schools and biology is my specialty! We will be observing, researching, experimenting, and working together to be more globally aware.
Before becoming a teacher I was a dentist in Chicago for 12 years. It was a wonderful career and I gained much life experience which has made me realize even more the importance of a strong educational foundation!
I am looking forward to working with you and learning more about our ever changing world!
Let's BLAZE our path to success by being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible!
Please feel free to contact me with questions or to share your ideas!
My educational background:
Northeastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science
Northwestern University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
National Louis University, Master of Science
LIFE, continuing to learn….
What is Science?
Science is investigating and observing the world around us to better
understand it. By using the scientific process we can solve problems, invent, and create products and technology that can benefit our world.
Key Science Vocabulary:
- qualitative observation
- quantitative observation
- independent variable
- dependent variable
- operational definition
- cause and effect
- faulty reasoning
Get ready for science fair! Helpful links:
Remember to DREAM BIG and think about ways we can make our world better. Do we learn from our past?
Continue to observe the connections between living things and how they obtain their needs because if they don't they will not survive. We will be looking at the Geological Time scale and we will see how life has evolved over the last 3.8 billion years and continues to evolve.
In 6th grade we will better understand EARTH Science and the following Unifying Principles:
- Heat energy inside Earth and radiation from the Sun provide energy for Earth's processes.
- Physical forces, such as gravity, affect the movement of all matter on Earth and throughout the Universe.
- Matter and energy move among Earth's rocks and soil, atmosphere, waters, and living things.
- Earth has changed over time and continues to change.
We will be using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to study the following units:
History of Earth
Weather and Climate
In 7th grade we will study LIVING THINGS and their connections to the world:
Want to increase your vocabulary? :)
Use the following links! The second one will help you with MAP testing terms.