• Welcome to 7th Grade Life Science with Mr. Payton!! 

     
    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
    ~ Dorothy Parker  
     
    Welcome to Life Science, where curiosity drives our desire to see and understand the world around us! Have you ever wondered why birds CONSTANTLY wake you up in the morning with their chirping and singing? Or asked yourself why some twins are identical and some are not? Or even begged to know why you have to get that horrible flu shot EVERY SINGLE YEAR? These are the kinds of questions that you will get to explore this year as we investigate a wide range of biological concepts - from complex animal behaviors to population genetics and mutation!
     
    Mr. Payton has taught in Loudoun County for the past seven years and is excited to return to J. Michael Lunsford Middle School!!! This is Mr. Payton's 5th year teaching Life Science! He has also previously taught 6th grade science here at JML. He has earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Biochemistry, with a minor in Chemistry, from Virginia Tech and a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education from George Washington University. He has previously taught 6th grade science, 7th grade Life Science, Biology, and Environmental Science. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Payton worked as a Research Scientist for two biotechnology firms.
     
    Mr. Payton is looking forward to a fun and exciting year as we explore the wonders of Science! 
     
    Please check Phoenix for daily homework, course guidelines, re-test policies, and study materials.  Homework will be due the following class block unless otherwise noted.
     
    If you have any questions, please feel free to send him an e-mail!
     
    Me holding a tarantula at the US Science and Engineering Fair Discovery flying in to Dulles Enterprise and Discovery Mantis on my porch!
Last Modified on September 8, 2018