Mr. Thakker


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 Hello My Name Is...

Shyam Thakker

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My name is Shyam Thakker, and I am the high school Integrated Science teacher here at Clara B. Ford Academy. This is my 4rd year here at CBF Academy, but have 12 years of teaching experience.  I was born and raised in Kenya and came to the United States for my college education. I graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor in Science  degree with a major in Physical Therapy. I then got my Secondary Teaching Certificate from Eastern Michigan University with a major in General Science and minor in  Biology. My hobbies include dancing and working out. The 2016-2017 school year proved to be a success in that we have covered a lot of material. My Biology students completed the unit on Introductory Chemistry and worked on Cell Structure and Function. My Physical Science students worked on Forces and Motion and are learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion.  I am very proud of all my students and wish them the best for this school year. This is going to be an exciting year, and with your help, I will be able to ensure your child’s success. Please feel free to contact me via school should you have any concerns or questions. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Shyam Thakker 

CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE ​​BIOLOGY COURSE OUTLINE:

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Biology Course Outline - Thakker.docx


CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE COURSE PACK:


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Integrated Science Course Outline - Thakker.docx



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The most important aspect of making sure that each student is achieving to their best ability is to make sure that they are keeping up to date with the assignments in class. This includes the class work, projects, notes and readings. Each class has a container where extra copies of work, directions for projects and class copies of notes are located. Below are a few links that will help the student with tutoring and thus succeed in the classroom. 

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Khan Academy

The above link will take you to the Khan Academy Page where you will be able to sign up for FREE. The website has several science topics covered and videos that will help the student better understand the topics. Please feel free to browse the different Science topics to get a better understanding of the material. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. 


Science Spot
The above link will take you to the Science Spot page which is free, It has several resources that will help the student better understand various Science content. I recommend that you click on 'Science Classroom' and then the Science topic you would like to work on. The site also includes many Science starters and demos along with videos and worksheets. 


We are always working on hands on activities in our classroom and are extremely proud of their work. You will see some of their work displayed in the hallways. We plan on  constantly changing the display as students complete new projects. Here are  
a few pictures of student pride in and outside the science classroom from previous years.



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Student Model of an Animal Cell:

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Below is an edible cell model that 3 of our students made. A BROWNIE CELL :)

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NOVEMBER 11TH (VETERAN'S DAY)

     Students worked on Veteran Day activities in class as a way to honor the men and women who served our country. Below is a pic of one of our student reading a passage explaining the history behind Veteran's Day. Prior to 1954, it used to be called Armistice Day. 

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Valenines Day Heart Felt Biology Cards

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METROPARKS FIELD TRIP AT CBF :)



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I am also into Health and Fitness and always try to promote good healthy living with the students. Here is a demonstration I did in class to show students about how bad Hot Cheetos/Hot Fries are for the body. They have so many chemicals in them that make them flammable. Please click on the link below to see the demonstration. 

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Here's the link to how to make an Emergency Portable Heater. Please watch my video by clicking on the link. 

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Mr. Thakker Dancing at the Pistons Half Time Show

(click on the link below the pic)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXbkf_7itFM


FUN SCIENCE FACTS

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Keep visiting the site for new and interesting Science Facts. It's called being Mad About Science :)

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