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Science Teachers

Long, Steven
6th & 7th Grade Science
Nguyen, Nga
Math 8 CCSS, Technology and Design
Schaffer, Pamela
8th Grade Science
VerDuin, Jennifer
6th Grade Science; SLWRP
Zainab, Naveed
7th & 8th Grade Science


  • Earth Science 
  • Life Science 
  • Physical Science
  • Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project (SLWRP) elective wheel

Some of the techniques and strategies taught in the science department include the incorporation of math strategies, data analysis in content enrichment, laboratory investigations, literacy support using current events and science-based articles enhancing content, weekly to biweekly laboratory investigations, incorporation of technology through Discovery Education, BrainPop, and research lessons in the computer lab.  All grades use triple beam balance and other measuring tools of science, and learn to use lab safety techniques and equipment.  The 7th graders use microscopes and will perform dissections in spring.


Google Translation


SLWRP – The Service Learning Waste Reduction Project is a collaboration of  the county office of education and Waste Management ( with high school and middle schools throughout the East Bay.  Schools collaborate to reduce waste on their campus and spread the word to reduce and use less in the community. 

The mission statement at Will C. Wood:
Wood students C.A.N. (consciousness, action, now) use less, recycle more and work to keep our San Francisco Bay healthy and pollution free.