Phone: 208.855.4200 ext 1214
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Oregon: Majored in General Science; Minors in Chemistry and Health Boise State University: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Master Educator Award: Idaho Department of Education
Mrs. Paula Crane
Welcome Students and Parents! I was raised in Boise and have taught Science courses for fifteen years. I love being married and we have two boys! My favorite things include time with family, friends and traveling together.
1st semester: Unit 1 Molecules to Organisms: Cell structure, cell processes, and organ systems. Students will observe and create microscope slides, as well as dissect animals and plants (trout and organ lab with hearts & lungs). Unit 2 Heredity: Genetics and variation of traits. Includes DNA structure, punnett squares, mitosis, meiosis (dissect flower parts: female and male) and researching genetic disorders.
2nd semester: Unit 3 Biological Adaptations: Unity, diversity and change over time. Research artificial selection (cloning, G.M.O.'s) and natural selection (survival of the fittest). Unit 4 Ecosystems: Interactions, energy and ecological relationships of plants and animals. Students will raise trout from egg stage and release them at fingerling stage, as well as explore pond water micro organisms.