• Ozment, Jana - Science / Biology

    Ms. Jana Ozment is so glad to be at Douglass as it truly suits her quest for creativity. She endeavors to instill in her students a lifelong love of learning. She tries to provide lessons that accommodate a variety of learning styles, improve critical reading skills and include hands-on activities.

    Ms. Ozment taught science as a full time teacher in Loudoun County for 25 years. She taught science for 5 years in the 30 Day Substance Abuse Education program, which is also located at the Douglass School facility.

    Jana earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from St. Andrew Presbyterian College, in Laurinburg, NC. She has completed three years of classes at Hood College, Frederick, MD, in the Masters in Science Environmental Ecology program.

    Ms. Ozment is always collecting things from nature – insects, feathers, bones, leaves – so if you FIND ANYTHING THAT IS COOL, PLEASE bring it to school!! **Extra Points**


    Phone: 571-252-2060

    Email: jana.ozment@lcps.org

    Degrees and Certifications:

    St. Andrew Presbyterian College 
    Hood College


     Course Syllabi


    I.   Environmental Explorations


    Prerequisite: Completion of 2 science lab credits.


    Description: Environmental ecology synthesizes math, physics, chemistry, biology and Earth science. Inquiry skills will be developed through fieldwork, projects and collaborative investigation while using field guides and appropriate technology. 

    • Students will be required to keep an accurate field journal that documents fieldwork.
    • Students will have weekly reading requirements. 
    • They will also be required to develop written, oral, and computer-based presentations.

    Main Topics:                     

    • Ecology
    • Populations & Biodiversity
    • Conservation
    • Energy production, consumption & alternatives
    • Soils
    • Watershed ecology
    • Biodiversity 
    II.  Biology


    Description: In all science courses emphasis is placed on the research process. This includes generating and testing ideas; evaluation of sources of information; collaborative investigation; interpretation and communication of findings; evaluation and verification of findings and considerations of the social context of research. Students taking Biology gain knowledge of living systems, especially at the biochemical level. Areas of investigation also include cellular organization, genetics, ecosystems and changes in organisms over time. 


         Main Topics:

    • Demonstrate proper use of compound and stereoscopes, SI units, and experimental design.
    • Formulate hypotheses for problem solving.
    • Identify major organic compounds through structural formula and specific tests. Recognize their significance in relationship to bonding and chemical reactions.
    • Determine the relationship between structure and function in major cell organelles and their relevance in the life processes of diffusion, osmosis and mitosis.
    • Distinguish between photosynthesis and respiration.
    • Demonstrate and understand genetic principles using Punnett squares, probability and pedigrees in the inheritance of genetic traits and disorders.
    • Explain the relationship of DNA to heredity and evaluate the impact of genetic engineering on society.
    • Survey the scientific evidence of evolution. Understand the current and historical theories regarding the origin of life.
    • Use and design a taxonomic key
    • Survey the diversity of living forms and how they perform life processes with emphasis on reproduction and development of organisms.
    • Understand the biotic and the abiotic factors which affect ecosystems, ecological succession and biomes.

    Course Information


    Environmental Exploration

    1st Block Biology A
    2nd Block Environmental Explorations B
    3rd Block Biology B
    Courses below are linked to online learning environments housed collectively in either of Loudoun County's Sites. Homework, notes, and other forms of communication will be housed in these locations for each Douglass teacher.
    Courses below are linked to online learning environments housed collectively. Homework, notes, and other forms of communication will be housed in these locations for each Douglass teacher. 
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    How do students & parents access?
    Text to: 81010 
    Text the following message for the class in which you are enrolled:
            CLASS            TEXT
    • Bio A          @ozmentbioa
    • Bio B          @ozmentbiob
    • Environ A    @ozmentenva
    • Environ B    @ozmentenvb 
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