Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Gerald Nixon, I am the Opportunity School middle grade science teacher. I earned my Bachelors in elementary education from Winston-Salem State University and a Masters in School Administration from from Gardner-Webb university. I come to Cabarrus County from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools where I taught elementary school for the first 10 years of my carreer and middle school science for the last four. I'm looking forward to the 2017-18 school year. I hope to instill a love of science and a general love of learning in my students. I believe that learning is one of the many joys in life that makes waking up every day that much more exciting.
Middle School Science Overview
Q1: Matter and Weather - 6th Matter, 7th Weather, 8th Matter
Q2: Energy and Life - 6th Energy, 7th Cells, 8th Energy Conservation and Transfer
Q3: Universe and Living Things - 6th Astronomy, 7th Human Body/Genetics, 8th Earth History and Structure and Function of Living Organisms and Molecular Biology
Q4: Earth and the Biosphere - 6th Geology and Ecology, 7th Forces and Motion, 8th Hydrosphere and Ecosystems