Degrees and Certifications:
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Life Science, California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Davis
Ms. Katherine Nurss
I have been teaching at Roseville High School for the entirety of my career in education, dating back to 2016
♥ Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger.
I teach NGSS Biology, PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS), and PLTW Human Body Systems (HBS).
Courses and Helpful Links
Period 1: PLTW Human Body Systems (HBS)
Students will examine the interactions between the human body systems through exploration of identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Developed by Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the HBS curriculum will allow you to build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken, use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases. The goal of HBS is to prepare you for higher education opportunities and careers within the biomedical sciences field and any career opportunities you choose to pursue.
Period 3 & 4: NGSS Biology
NGSS Biology Course Syllabus
NGSS Biology is the first course aligned with California’s Framework for the Next Generation Science Standards and will fulfill the RJUHSD life science graduation requirement. It is recommended for all 9th grade students and will meet the UC/CSU “d” laboratory requirement (UC approval pending in February 2018). Students will integrate the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. These core ideas include energy and matter flow in ecosystems, history of the Earth, human impacts on ecosystems, inheritance and variation in life, natural selection, evolution, and biotechnology. There will be multiple opportunities for students to model and develop solutions to authentic problem-based scenarios.