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Robin Johnson - Science Specialist

Welcome to Ms. Johnson's science class! 2020 - 2021 school year general information:

Please use your best judgement as parents to make reasonable decisions for your child.

I'm sure you have realized by now that the online learning experience is different than being in school. We will all have to do our best. Ideally, you should help your child with science, but don't feel guilty if you can't.

I believe we all share the goal of happy, healthy, and well rounded children.

At the top left of this page are links to some basic information and "how to" tutorials that will help you with on-line learning such as: how to join and use the Google Classroom, other science resources, and the overall framework of what we will be learning for grades 1-6.

If you need to contact me, please e-mail me at

Helpful Web Sites

FUSD Suggested Activities for Families - a really great page of Activities, Web Sites, and links to useful things like free internet.

Some words of wisdom and suggestions on how to cope with distance learning. from Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education

General FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Will we be using Google Classrooms this year? / Do I have to use Google Classrooms? This depends on the situation and may change several times this school year.

  • If school is online only: All student science work will be in zoom and your science google classroom.
  • If school is in "back to normal" and all in a traditional classroom: I may post some videos in the science google classrooms for students that are absent.
  • If school is a "hybrid" part time in school and part time on-line, then some material will be in the science google classrooms, and some will be done in class. Exactly how much of each, will depend on how much time each student gets to spend in class.

I can't get into / find my science google classroom anymore: Be sure your browser is logged into your account (check the round picture in the top right corner of chrome) then log into Clever, or Google Classrooms. You MUST be logged into your account. 

Google Classrooms won't let me write on the paper the teacher gave me: First check and make sure it is a paper that you are supposed to write on and "turn in".  Sometimes I will provide you with copies of materials for your own use at home, but you don't need to turn them in.

When / Where is the Zoom meeting: for my science class? You can find this in your Science Google Classroom. I do not post links to zoom meeting on the internet for security reasons.

Other Problems? Try the videos and other instructions that are linked in the top left of this page, or e-mail your science teacher or classroom teacher.

Is the work assigned in Google Classrooms required?  yes

How will my child's work be graded? TBD by district

Kindergarten -  Kindergarten students don't normally see the science prep teachers. However; there is some material specifically for Kinder as well as many other activities here than can be adapted for Kinder.