Science with Ms. London
  • Science 

    Hello, it is my pleasure to introduce myself to everyone. I am the science special teacher here at Driftwood Elementary. I began my teaching career back in 1996 and was the Science/Engineering Magnet teacher at a middle school for 8 years and then became a science specialist on the elementary level. I did that for 7 years and then wrote a special program for high school, integrating chemistry through culinary arts, environmental science, and health/yoga.
    I came to Driftwood and last year started the science specials program once again. I am very honored to be teaching the students who attend Driftwood.

    Why is science so important?

    Problem-solving and critical thinking are two of the most important skills students learn in school. ... In this way, science is one of the most important subjects students study, because it gives them the critical thinking skills they need in every subject.
    Teaching the scientific method to students is teaching them how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions. These skills are integral to every aspect of a student’s education and life, from school to career.

    How Is Science Involved in Students’ Everyday Lives?

    Science is everywhere. A student rides to school on a bus, and in that instance alone, there are many examples of technology based on the scientific method. The school bus is a product of many areas of science and technology, including mechanical engineering and innovation. The systems of roads, lights, sidewalks and other infrastructure are carefully designed by civil engineers and planners. The smartphone in the student’s hand is a miracle of modern computer engineering.

    Outside the window, trees turn sunlight  into stored energy and create the oxygen we need to survive. Whether “natural” or human-derived, every aspect of a student’s life is filled with science — from their own internal biology to the flat-screen TV in the living room.

    I hope your child grows to love science as much as I do.

    Michele London Science teacher