Mrs. McDonald's Science Stuff

  • I LOVE CHEMISTRY!!  After several years as a research chemist, I returned to school to pursue my true calling as an educator.  I have a Masters in Science Education from Wake Forest University and a BS in Chemistry from UNC-Wilmington. I've been a science teacher at Southwest since 2010. I look forward to contributing to the success of my students and instilling in them an appreciation and understanding of chemistry as well as science in general.  I was selected to be an NC Space Education Ambassador for NASA this past fall and look forward to implementing "space stuff" into the curriculum.  Follow me on Twitter @SciSorceress or email me at 

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     School Hours:  9:15 to 4:15 

    SPRING 2022 Schedule


             Block 1  (9:15-10:45):  Chemistry (text @646e4dh to 81010)

             Block 2 (10:50-12:20):  planning period 

             Block 3 (12:25-2:40):    Honors Chemistry (text @9gfhb7 to 81010)

             4th lunch: 2:10 - 2:40    (ALL students eat in the classroom) 

             Block 4: (2:45 -4:15):   Honors Chemistry (text @9gfhb7 to 81010)






    Required Supplies: 3 ring binder, with pockets, scientific ruler (cm), "bound" composition lab book, scissors, graph paper, colored pencils.  Also a scientific calculator:  TI-30xa, TI30XIIS are my favs. YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR PHONE AS A CALCULATOR


    Class supplies:  Clorox wipes, tissues, bandaids, alcohol prep pads, expo markers 

Mrs. McDonald