Mrs. Connie Bishop

Phone: 856-582-5353 ext. 5818


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Biological Science Secondary Education (6-12) MLT (ASCP) NSTA Member

Mrs. Connie Bishop

Let me introduce myself. I will be teaching 7th grade advanced, 7th grade general and 8th grade general science classes here at OVMS. I have been teaching science at Orchard Valley for the last thirteen years and I am very excited to start the new school year.

I am a former medical lab technician and earned a bachelor's degree in Biology. I also completed my secondary education certification through Rowan University in 2003.  I am married to an electrician and have two children. My daughter is currently living in Colorado and working as a vet tech.  My son just graduated from University of Delaware and is working as a civil engineer. I enjoy the beach, hockey games and traveling.  

There will be hands on lab activities, technology infused lessons and projects along the way. This year will be challenging but rewarding as we journey through our units of study. Organization and a good work ethic will be your key to success. I am looking forward to getting to know each one of you over the next ten months! 

We are transitioning the science curriculum over the next few years in a way to ensure that all required units of study will be covered for each grade level. By year 3 the following units of study will be in place:

Grade 6

  • Unit 1: Plants
  • Unit 2: Animal Life Processes
  • Unit 3: Populations and Communities
  • Unit 4: Ecosystems and Biomes
  • Unit 5: Forces
  • Unit 6: Electricity
  • Unit 7: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Unit 8: The Atmosphere
  • Unit 9: Weather
  • Unit 10: Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Unit 11: The Solar System

Grade 7

  • Unit 1: Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Unit 2: Atoms and Bonding
  • Unit 3: Chemical Reactions
  • Unit 4: Introduction to Cells
  • Unit 5: Cell Processes and Energy
  • Unit 6: Genetics: The Science of Heredity
  • Unit 7: DNA: The Code of Life
  • Unit 8: Introduction to the Human Body
  • Unit 9: Controlling Body Processes
  • Unit 10: Minerals and Rocks
  • Unit 11: Plate Tectonics
  • Unit 12: Earthquakes
  • Unit 13: Erosion and Deposition
  • Unit 14: A Trip Through Geologic Time

Grade 8

  • Unit 1: Change Over Time
  • Unit 2: Climate and Climate Change
  • Unit 3: Energy Resources
  • Unit 4: Land, Air and Water Resources
  • Unit 5: Energy
  • Unit 6: Thermal Energy and Heat
  • Unit 7: Sound
  • Unit 8: Light
  • Unit 9: Characteristics of Waves
  • Unit 10: Electromagnetic Waves

Grade 8 additional units for 2017-18

  • Unit 1: Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Unit 2: Atoms and Bonding
  • Unit 3: Chemical Reactions
  • Unit 4: Earth, Moon & Sun
  • Unit 5: The Solar System