• Welcome to Mr. Aten's web site!

    Email Address: katen@dps61.org
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    Mr. Aten's web site is published 
    courtesy of MacArthur High School
    and Decatur Public Schools.
    At this site students and parents can obtain information on classes taught by Mr. Aten, up-coming tests or assignments, missed assignments, links to tutorials and science resources, etc.
    Scientific literacy is the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.  Never before in the history of mankind has scientific information been more available to citizens.

    Teaching and Learning are ACTIVE processes for teachers, students, and parents. Maximum success in learning requires a team effort on the part of each. It is the purpose of the science offerings in Decatur Public Schools to meet the needs of all of our students, those for whom a basic needs must be met and those who require a more in-depth study.

    In order to prepare the student for our future, Decatur Public Schools states these goals:
    1. To enhance natural interest in science and science related fields.
    2. To develop scientific attitudes toward the thinking process.
    3. To apply principles of scientific research to problem solving.
    4. To understand the importance of living within the limitations of the environment.
    5. To establish familiarity with scientific equipment.
    This year's schedule includes one Class of Honor's Physics and four classes of Physics 1. 
      Period 1   8:35 -   9:34     Planning
      Period 2   9:38 - 10:37     Physics 1
      Period 3 10:41 - 11:40     Physics 1
      Period 4A                         Lunch
      Period 4 12:14 -   1:14     Honors Physics
      Period 5   1:18 -   2:17     Physics 1
      Period 6   2:21 -   3:40     Physics 1 
    This site was last updated on 10-22-2016.
    Contact katen@dps61.org with questions or comments regarding this site.

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