NMS-Curry-Introductory Survey - 2020-2021

Your science teacher would like to learn more about you and how you learn best. Please take your time when completing this survey and please answer all of the questions.

Name


A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. Who is your science teacher?  *


  1. What period do you have science class?*
    Period One (1)
    Period Two (2)
    Period Three (3)
    Period Four (4)
    Period Five (5)
    Period six (6)
    Period seven (7)


  1. Tell me about somewhere neat you went (or someone you met) in the past few months while on summer vacation, EVEN IF IT WAS VIRTUAL.*


  1. Did you get a chance to see the solar eclipse on August 21 of 2017? If so, please tell me about your experience!*


  1. In the fall of 2020, we may be entering a La Nina year in terms of weather. Have you ever heard of El Nino or La Nina? What do you think they mean? NO NEED TO GOOGLE THEM, THIS SURVEY IS NOT GRADED :-) *


  1. Which of the following best describes your internet access from home?*
    I have high speed (Fios Cable Modem) access.
    I have cellular hotspot internet access only.
    The only internet access I have is at school.
    I do not have internet access at home, but I can use the web at a friend's home
    I need to go to the library or starbucks for internet.


  1. Over the summer and after virtual learning ended last year...The amount of time I spent on the web during a typical day is (this includes using apps on your phone like snapchat and instagram). I know this answer changes once school starts...*
    less than 1 hour
    1-2 hours
    2-3 hours
    3-4 hours
    4+ hours


  1. The amount of time I spend watching TV (including either live or streaming on Netflix or youtube) on a typical day is *
    less than 1 hour
    1-2 hours
    2-3 hours
    3-4 hours
    4+ hours


  1. The amount of time I spend talking on the phone or using facetime/skype on a typical day is (not including texting).*
    less than 1 hour
    1-2 hours
    2-3 hours
    3-4 hours
    4+ hours


  1. To which of the following TV channels do you have access? (Check all that apply.)*
    Discovery Channel
    History Channel
    Science Channel
    National Geographic Channel
    WHYY PBS Channel 12
    Netflix
    Amazon Prime
    Hulu
    None of these


  1. Which of the following do you MOST prefer to use as a learning resource?*
    Textbooks
    Videos
    Web pages
    Activities & Labs
    Research projects
    in-person videoconferencing with zoom/google meet


  1. Which of the following do you LEAST prefer to use as a learning resource.*
    Textbooks
    Videos
    Web pages
    Activities & Labs
    Research projects
    in-person videoconferencing with zoom/google meet


  1. Which of the following would you MOST prefer to use as a way of learning new information?*
    Independent reading
    Independent video reviewing
    Class discussion and note-taking


  1. Which of the following would you LEAST prefer to use as a way of learning new information?*
    Independent reading
    Independent video reviewing
    Class discussion and note-taking


  1. Which of the following are you reasonably comfortable using? (Check all that apply.)*
    MS Word
    MS Excel
    MS Powerpoint
    Google Docs/Slides, etc
    Video podcasts "Vodcasts"
    Podcasts
    World Wide Web
    Video editing software (Movie Maker or iMovie & iDVD
    Posting videos to YouTube
    Posting to Instagram
    Software Coding
    Web design and editing


  1. An assessment is something that demonstrates your understanding of a topic. Which of the following assessments do you MOST prefer?*
    Quizzes
    Presentations
    Papers and reports
    Projects
    Verbal exams


  1. An assessment is something that demonstrates your understanding of a topic. Which of the following assessments do you LEAST prefer?*
    Quizzes
    Presentations
    Papers and reports
    Projects
    Verbal exams


  1. On a quiz, which type of questions do you prefer?*
    Multiple choice
    Essay
    Fill-in
    True/False


  1. On projects, how do you prefer to work? (assuming you can choose your group)*
    Independently
    In groups


  1. Which type of quiz do you prefer?*
    An open-book (or open internet) quiz that tests understanding
    A closed-book quiz that relies more upon memorization


  1. While doing classwork or homework, I find music to be (assuming you control the songs)*
    helpful
    distracting


  1. I learn best by*
    reading then doing
    watching then doing
    reading then watching then doing
    just doing


  1. With regard to class activities, I prefer*
    to be told exactly what to do.
    to be told what the goal is and then figure out on my own what to do.


  1. I prefer courses that*
    follow the textbook.
    jump around and use different resources.


  1. Which of the following have you visited or done? (Check all that apply)*
    Disneyworld or Disneyland
    A big amusement park (Like Great Adventure or Universal)
    The premiere opening of a popular movie
    The beach
    A National Park
    Grand Canyon
    Yosemite Park
    Yellowstone
    Rocky Mountains
    West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington State)
    Mississippi River
    Everglades
    Hoover Dam
    Taken a cruise on a cruise ship
    Hawaii
    A volcano
    The Poconos
    The Finger Lakes
    Lake Placid
    None of these


  1. I generally prefer to be *
    indoors
    outdoors


  1. My favorite season is *
    winter
    spring
    summer
    fall


  1. My favorite color is *
    pink
    red
    orange
    yellow
    green
    blue
    purple


  1. Which of the following best describes how much you daydream in class?*
    all the time
    often
    once in a while
    hardly ever
    never


  1. Which of the following best describes you?*
    I like to read.
    I do NOT like to read.


  1. Which of the following best describes you?*
    I like being in school.
    I do NOT like being in school.


  1. Which of the following best describes you?*
    I like being in class.
    I do NOT like being in class.


  1. Which of the following best describes you?*
    I prefer day time.
    I prefer night time.


  1. Which of the following best describes you?*
    I prefer to think on my own and then have group discussions.
    I prefer to start discussions immediately and think during the discussion.


  1. Which of the following academic subjects is your favorite? (Sorry, you can't pick lunch or Phys Ed!)*
    Reading/language arts
    Social studies/Humanities
    Math
    Science
    Foreign Language


  1. Which of the following academic subjects is your LEAST favorite? *
    Reading/language arts
    Social studies/Humanities
    Math
    Science
    Foreign Language


  1. Rank the following subjects, from MOST(1) to LEAST(5) favorite:*
        1 2 3 4 5
    Reading/Language Arts  
    Math  
    Social Studies/Humanities  
    Science  
    Foreign Languages  


  1. Which of the following best describes how likely you are to major in science in college?*
    highly unlikely
    somewhat unlikely
    somewhat likely
    very likely


  1. Which of the following best describes your attitude towards science*
    It is important but difficult to understand
    It is not important and it is difficult to understand
    It is easy but unimportant
    It is easy and important


  1. In the space below, please describe your personal interests, hobbies, and extracurricular activities.*


  1. In the space below, please describe your favorite vacation (that you have already taken or would like to take).*


  1. In the space below, please describe something that you wish more people knew about you.*


  1. In the space below, please tell me anything you think I need to know to help you succeed.*


  1. Think about the WORST class (or classes) you ever had. Without mentioning names, what did you dislike most?*


  1. Think about the BEST class (or classes) you ever had. Without mentioning names, what did you like most?*


  1. Describe the qualities that you believe makes a GREAT teacher.*


  1. Describe the qualities that you believe makes a POOR teacher.*


  1. I think science is*
    boring
    fun
    somewhere in-between


  1. Rank the following learning methods from most favorite (1) to least favorite (8)*
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    reading  
    watch video  
    look at graphics  
    class discussion and notes  
    webquests  
    activities  
    projects & presentations  
    papers  


  1. Giving a wrong answer in class may be embarrassing for some people. Assuming you have a reasonable basis for your answer, even though it is wrong, which of the following best describes your attitude to giving a wrong answer in class?*
    It would not bother me at all.
    It would bother me a little, but I would get over it quickly.
    It would bother me significantly and for a significant amount of time.
    It would hardly bother me at all.


  1. Just for fun, what is your favorite food?*


  1. Just for fun, what is your favorite restaurant?*


  1. Just for fun, what is currently your favorite TV show(s)?*


  1. Just for fun... What is(are) your favorite movie(s)? (past or present)*


  1. Just for fun... Who is your favorite singer or musical group?*


  1. Just for fun... What is your favorite song?*


  1. What do you think you might want to do as a career when you grow up?*


  1. Just for fun... Who is your favorite person/actor/celebrity/politician or role model?*


  1. Which of the following science stars do you recognize?*


  1. This year you may get the impression that Carl Sagan is an important figure. Which of the following reasons do you think will eventually explain this?*
    We are a way for the cosmos to know itself
    Because everyone should learn more about Sagan
    Sagan, Sagan, Sagan... It rhymes!
    Because you are made of star stuff
    Because in Syene, sticks do cast shadows!
    Never trust an atom, they make up everything.
    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
    Because Carl Sagan is amazing
    The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together
    The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be
    Matter is composed chiefly of nothing.
    Pale Blue Dot...
    Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have
    I heard Oxygen and Magnesium were dating and I was like O Mg !!


  1. My level of school-related worry/anxiety heading into virtual learning this year is...
    nonexistant
    low
    medium
    a little bit high
    high
    very high
    off the charts


  1. I know that this was a VERY long survey, so thank you for answering *all* of the questions. IF you left any blank, please go back and fill them in before you submit your responses. If there is anything else you'd like to add, please feel free to write any comments here.





Science Teacher
Newtown Middle School
Newtown, PA