Science Department

The Minooka Community High School Science Department is committed to a laboratory approach for all classes emphasizing Illinois Science Standards, which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards. The NGSS are written as performance expectations and integrate three dimensions of learning: disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science/engineering practices. Our students will be asking questions and defining problems, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and computational thinking, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

Students follow a sequence which melds biological and physical sciences. Chemistry, followed by Biology and Physics is the recommended sequence for college preparatory students. Honors students experience a similar array of courses. In addition, all students have access to a variety of courses which are suited to specific interests and medical/scientific career aspirations.

Department Members

Donna Engel
Department Chair

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Nicholas Barello
Kevin Dorenkamper
Brad Dorick > Teacher's Web Site
Lauren Dundek
Jamie Fisher
Monica Gulczynski >Teacher's Web Site
Monica Hannigan
Tess Hilton
Melissa Hoffart
Amy Kelly
Ryan Maloney
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Samuel Pavelka
Brian Petrovic
Melissa Susnis > Teacher Web Site
Robert Swanson
Alexa Tancil
Kim Villani