•  Science Teacher


    Educational Affiliations
     
    Bachelors in Civil Engineering
    San Diego State University 
     
     
    Masters in Education
    University of Virginia
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Stacie Plante 

    Stacie's educational background consists of an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Virginia. She practiced land development work in San Diego for 9 years before "retiring" to motherhood. She also maintains her Professional Engineering license. Mrs. Plante is dual endorsed with middle and high school math and sciences.
     
    Stacie started teaching in Henry County, VA where she taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II.  After moving to Winchester, she taught Physical Science in Frederick County. She started with Loudoun County in 2003 teaching math at Harper Park Middle School, as well as math and SAT Prep at Loudoun Valley High School. Mrs. Plante joined the Douglass School Program in 2010 is excited to be teaching Earth Science, Biology and Physics. As we expand the GED program, she will assist those students as well.
     
     
     
    If you need to contact her, use the email link on this page or you can click the link on the staff web page. You may also leave a message with the office.
     
    Course descriptions:

    Biology Curriculum

    Science courses place emphasis on generating and testing ideas; evaluation of sources of information, collaborative investigation, interpretation and communication of findings, and evaluation and verification of findings and considerations of the social context of the research. This is called the Scientific Method. In Biology, students will take concepts gained from Life Science courses and build on them to gain an understanding of life cycles of different organisms and how those organisms interact with other living and non-living matter. Topics covered include:

     

    • Properties of organic compounds
    • Ecology
    • Cell structure and function
    • Photosynthesis and Respiration
    • Genetics
    • Evolution
    • 6 Kingdoms
    • Invertebrates, vertebrates, and chordates
    • Human anatomy

     

    Earth Science Curriculum

    Science courses place emphasis on generating and testing ideas; evaluation of sources of information, collaborative investigation, interpretation and communication of findings, and evaluation and verification of findings and considerations of the social context of the research. This is called the Scientific Method. Earth science is a study of the interrelationships between the Earth’s composition, structure, processes, and history, its atmosphere, meteorology, and astronomy. Upon successful completion of the Earth Science course, students will be able to:

     

    • Recognize the many common rock-forming minerals and how each relates to the three rock groups
    • Examine and differentiate the processes that form igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock.
    • Compare and contrast the constructive, destructive, and tectonic forces that shape the Earth’s surface.
    • Demonstrate how geological and topographic maps represent the Earth’s features.
    • Understand the processes of formation and the position of the Earth in our solar system while identifying the members of the solar system.
    • Identify and explain the many variable components of the atmosphere and how they relate to weather. Apply these conditions to modern weather forecasting methods.
    • Describe the combined chemical, biological, geological, and physical components of oceanography and how each is interrelated to man’s role in the environment and the use of Earth’s resources.

     

    Conceptual Physics

    Science courses place emphasis on generating and testing ideas; evaluation of sources of information, collaborative investigation, interpretation and communication of findings, and evaluation and verification of findings and considerations of the social context of the research. This is called the Scientific Method. In Conceptual Physics, students build on basic physical science principals using Newtonian Physics and Algebra I principals.

     

    Topics Covered:

    Mechanics

     

    • Newton’s Laws
    • Momentum
    • Projectile Motion
    • speed, velocity, vectors

     

    Energy

     

    • Work and force
    • Elastic/inelastic collisions
    • Alternative energy sources

     

    Sound and Light

     

    • Reflection
    • Lenses
    • Waves/Optics

     

    Electricity and Magnetism

     

    • Currents
    • Circuits

     

    Nuclear and Atomic Physics

     

    • Fusion and Fission
    • Radioactivity
     
     Course Information
     
    Courses
     
    Conceptual Physics
    Earth Science
    Biology 
    Earth Science
    Algebra I
     
    Schedule
     
    1st Block Conceptual Physics
    2nd Block    science remediation
    3rd Block GED
    3rd Block Biology
     
     
    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.
    Edmodo                       Edmodo  
     
    Vision                Vision
     
      
     
     
                                
     Contact Information
    Address:
    407 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA  20176
    Phone:
    571-252-2060
     
Last Modified on November 28, 2018