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 Science. 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 love being outside and love to take students outside
- I am from Duluth, MN
- I put solar panels in my backyard!
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4A: Accelerated Biology
2B: SPC Environmental Science
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.
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.