Mary Nicholson

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Mary Nicholson
Department Science
House STEM
Joined 2017
Education Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Loyola University New Orleans
Master of Science in Biology from the University of New Orleans
Why I teach I teach science because I believe that my students have the ability to positively impact the future of this country, but for that to be true they must have a foundational knowledge of how the world around them works and to be critical thinkers who can make their own decisions.
About me I am a lover of science, avid reader, gardener, and swimmer. I have taught every age group in some capacity from preschool to college level courses in multiple different cities. I adore animals, and live here in Tulsa with my husband, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 5 chickens.


Biology is a laboratory science course in which students investigate a wide range of topics including cells, cell transport and reproduction, genetics, DNA, evolution, and ecology. Students will have an opportunity to participate in various laboratory activities and dissections throughout the course.

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Health and the Human Body

"Health and the Human Body" is a science elective that delves into the complexities of human health and how the environment and our own anatomy and physiology intersect and lead to either health or disease. Through lectures, hands-on activities, research, and engaging discussions, students will explore topics such as nutrition, genetics, and infectious disease transmittance and prevention.

Intro to Psychology

This course introduces students to the study of the human mind and behavior. Students will strive to better understand how we think and act based on intrinsic and extrinsic forces. Topics exploring the basic principles and theories of psychology including personality, the brain, consciousness, learning, and memory will be covered.

Courses offered previously

AP Biology

Upper level, yearlong course that builds upon foundations of Biology 1 by exploring content to greater depth and wider extent of cellular processes, biochemistry, technology and population ecology. Emphasis on analysis, writing and mathematical applications.

  • Senior course — juniors only with teacher permission


Ecology Around Us

In this course, students will explore the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. The focus will be on using case studies, labs, and field techniques to observe the diversity of organisms around us.

Science in Fiction

In this course, students will explore the role that science plays in works of fiction. They will analyze both accurate and inaccurate portrayals of science concepts in literature and film to deepen their understanding of concepts such as genetics, parasitism, and disease. This course will include discussion, research, and labs.


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