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.

Summer Homework
AP Biology


Department Chair:

Donna Engel
Science Department Chair
Minooka Community High School District #111
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 815-521-4385

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