Science

Today’s technical world requires an understanding of science to function effectively in everyday life and to make good choices concerning science-related issues. This is why courses in the sciences are included as an integral part of our general education.

All areas of science are related and interdependent. The division into fields such as chemistry, physics, biology, and geology is done only as a matter of convenience. Specialization is built upon a firm foundation of general fundamental facts. Students should try to take a variety of courses in science to better understand this multifaceted field of study.

Secondary science courses play an important, unique and essential role in today‘s ever changing world. Student‘s knowledge of earth, space, life and physical sciences is critical as they become scientifically literate citizens. All science courses are laboratory and activity-oriented to help develop important skills.

Please note that many colleges require biology, chemistry and physics for admission into science or engineering programs.

Our Science Instructors

Penney Betsold

Science Teacher

betsoldp@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x404

Courses taught:

  • AP Environmental Science
  • Ecology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science

Susan Fisher

Science Teacher

fishers@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x282

Courses taught:

  • Science 7
  • Social Studies 7

Genevieve Garanin

Science Teacher

garaning@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x266

Courses taught:

  • Science 8
  • Social Studies 8

Nicole Pullen

Science Teacher

pullenn@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x264

Courses taught:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ecology

Carol Sacco

Science Teacher

saccoc@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x261

Courses taught:

  • AP Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Physics

Contact Info:

97 F. Sumner Turner Rd.

Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: (413) 498-2931

Fax: (413) 498-0184

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