Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to Ms. Prohaska's science class!
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies. After working in outdoor education for a number of years, I went back to school to get my Master's of Art in Teaching from Hamline University. I have been teaching at Humboldt since February 2007.
- I have taught at humboldt for 12 years
- I love being outside and love to take students outside
- I am from dulth, MN and went to college at UW-Madison
- I put in solar panel in my backyard last year 2018!
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1A: Accelerated Biology
2A: Physical Science
3A: Physical Science
4A: Environmental Physical Science
1B: St.paul collage Environmental science
4B: Accelerated Biology
Accelerated Biology is a laboratory course that studies nature of science/engineering, chemistry of life, cells, genetics/DNA, evolution, ecology, disease and human body. Students investigate various problems and study current issues through labs, scientific inquiry, projects, and independent work. Students will: write lab reports, study the textbook, and complete assignments on a regular basis. The content and pace of the course are enhanced to be consistent with the IB/AP program and prepare students for further science courses. As an environmental school, we will be incorporating the environmental themes into the biology curriculum.
Physical Science is a two-credit science course that covers basic high school physics and chemistry concepts and the history and nature of science. Students learn about atomic structure, chemical reactions, types of energy transformations, forces and motion. Students use observations, laboratory investigations, and problem solving to analyze and understand the science of everyday phenomena. This laboratory course prepares students for biology and other science electives.
St. Paul College Environmental Science
This course covers basic scientific and ecological principles, including an understanding of how ecosystems function, how humans are affecting the earth, and proposed solutions to many of the environmental problems we face. Specific topics include: basic ecological principles, human population growth, biotechnology, and human impacts on climate, energy resources, and waste management. Two hours of lab per week are required and include group experiments, computer simulations, outdoor lab activities, and field trips.