Thinking like a scientist is as simple as making observations and constructing possible answers to the questions they generate using our innate reasoning ability. Though we may not be conscious of doing so our brains are hard wired to use this process multiple times each day. Science, then, is simply a formal way of making sense of the physical world in which we exist. It is this human curiosity that we, as science teachers, work to fine tune with your student to help them use logic and reasoning and become a life-long learner.
The science teaching staff at Chandler High School strive to provide a rich and rigorous science education for your student using the best constructivist based teaching materials available including POGIL, ASU Modeling, ASU Digital Prep, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate curriculums as appropriate based on academic level and content area.
Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions you may have regarding your student’s academic placement, options based on areas of interest or strengths, or difficulties you or your student may be experiencing in science.
Dr. Mary Ploense
Science Department Chair
A listing of CHS teaching staff with contact information can be found at: