Payton Nowling

Hello My Name Is...

Ms. Nowling with family at College Graduation
Ms. Payton Nowling

I graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelors of Science in Middle Childhood Education, concentrating in English/Language Arts and Science for grades 4-9.  I received my Ohio Educator License in 2017 then moved here to Palm Beach County where I obtained my Teaching Certificate in 6-9 Science!

I am currently teaching 7th Grade Science at Polo Park and I coach Cyber Stallion Robotics Teams, along with Mr. Dave Grad! 
Polo Park Cyber Stallions

robotics team with championship trophy

Fun Facts:
I have 2 dogs that are SUPER fluffy!
I LOVE Starbucks' Strawberry Acai Refreshers
My family owned a LASER TAG FACILITY (look out for LASERS during our Light unit)!

About 7th Grade Science... It's super fun! 
(Seriously, the other science teachers are jealous of our fun curriculum Winky face emoji)
"SCIENCE" written with various science symbols
Main topics include: 
Nature of Science
Energy and Heat
Waves and Light
Layers of the Earth
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
And so much more!
7th Grade Science Syllabus

This year I look forward to meeting all my new students and getting to know them throughout the year.
My goal is to help students feel more confident in Science and for students to feel at home in my classroom, where they can truly be themselves.

Fun Photos!
Students reverse engineering chemistry with cabbage juiceStudent showing their projectStudent lifting solar oven up to the sun
Growing silverPizza box solar oven smores

students launching 2 liter bottle rocket


Upcoming Dates to remember (many found in Daily Agenda):
Purple= School Wide Date
Red= Classroom Date
Monday, August 13: First Day of School! (first homework assignment given)
Thursday, August 16: Discipline Assemblies for all grades
Friday, August 17: First homework assignment due
Monday, August 20: Second homework assignment given
Tuesday, August 21: First round of Parent/Teacher Conferences available
Thursday, August 23: SAC Meeting
Friday, August 24: Second homework assignment due
Monday, August 27: Third homework assignment given
Week of August 27-31 (exact date TBD): Unit 1 Test
Friday, August 31: Science Fair Topics DUE