Science Mission Statement
The goal of science education at Jordan is to develop in all students a process of thinking which encourages curiosity, accurate observation and interpretation of their surroundings and open-mindedness. Using their scientific knowledge and skills, students will become better decision-makers and have a greater appreciation and enjoyment of life in our rapidly changing technological world.
Jordan offers a wide variety of science courses:
- Life Science
- Biology 1-2, Biology 2, IB Biology
- Marine Biology
- Forensic Science
- Earth Science, Lab Earth Science
- Environmental Science
- Chemistry, IB Chemistry
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Monthly Scholarship Bulletins
Posted in Science Locker; available in College Center
Scholarships for Youth of Color
1) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
2) The Ayn Rand Institute:Essay Contests (gifts for educators, as well)
3) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
4) American political Science Assoc, networking a world of scholars
(multiple scholarships, programs opportunities)
5) Cornell University Graduate School -- Diversity fellowships
6) Black Alliance for Educational Options/Scholarship Information
7) ScienceNet: Undergraduate - Scholarships
8) World Learning--Study Abroad Scholarships
9) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
10) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
11) College Scholarships for All Minorities
A-grow Culture @ JPlus
Jordan Plus Organic Garden
The organic garden located adjacent to the Jordan Plus campus was started in 2003 by Mr. Sourbeer when the campus was The Freshmen Academy. In the 2012-13 year Serena Stevens began working on the Jordan main campus and joined Sourbeer in the efforts to up-keep the freshman academy garden. Serena was assigned to teach Earth Science on our new Jordan Plus campus (previously, The Freshman Academy) for the 2013-14 school year. When she acquired the keys to the garden Serena began working on it throughout that summer; a volunteer list was created before summer break, so students could help her out during that summer to improve the garden. Since that time she has had students complete many service learning hours in the garden. It will forever be a work in progress and a place to watch nature at its best.
They like to call their garden the Agrow-Culture Garden. It was originally the Phat Habitat, then S.O.U.L Garden (Sourbeer). They have hopes and dreams to have chickens and other farm animals, so agriculture was a better term for them to use. This evolved into “Agrow-Culture”, which Serena feels has a hopeful and accurate description of her gardeners!
This is what they are growing so far: Grapes (2 varieties), aloe vera, tomatoes, lavender, sage, thyme (regular and lemon), tarragon, lemon balm, mint, collard greens, ginger, sugar cane, 2 orange trees, 2 avocado trees (one baby and another small one), guava tree, loquat tree, rosemary, lemon verbena, roses, cotton, lions tail, strawberries, luffah, nopales, oregano, lettuce, a few California Native plants, sunflowers, watermelon, pinto beans, purple podded beans, lentil beans, bee balm, pineapple plants, jalapeno’s, blackberries, borage, calendula, pumpkins, basil, amaranth, hollyhock, vetch, westeria, zucchini.... and several things that are trying to take over.
Colorado Lagoon Restoration
Join us from noon to 2:00pm EVERY SECOND SATURDAY. Service Learning hours. Participate in activities such as native plant restoration, wildlife counts, coastal clean-up. Wear appropriate shoes and sun protection.
Location: 5119 E Colorado St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Go South on Atlantic and go left on 7th Avenue; From 7th St. turn Left on Park Ave; Turn Left onto East Appian Way. There is residential parking not far from the Lagoon, and metered parking right next to the beach.
Golden Shores Marine Biological Reserve
EVERY 3rd SATURDAY, by the Catalina Terminal on 101 Golden Shore Drive. Help keep one of two Long Beach estuaries pollution-free and earn Service Learning credit! The estuary is a critical food source for migrating birds and is a nursery for coastal fish. Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach and the Friends of Los Cerritos Wetlands. Ms. Rash in Room 1306 has more information and can provide directions. All equipment and snacks are provided!