SCIENCE COURSES      

 

 

Science 7/8

This course focuses on cells, the kingdom of life, chemical building blocks, energy and Earth's water systems.  Hands-on experience and applicable activities are part of the curriculum. Students will observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report and evaluate findings.  

Earth Science

Earth Science focues on Earth's materials, Earth's forces and surfaces, geology, oceanography, meterology and astronomy.  With such a wide range of topics, it's important to have meaningful activities related to each subject.  Experiential activities are worked in throughout the year.  Students will observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report and evaluate findings.  

Biology

The Biology core has three major concepts for the focus of instruction:

  1. The structures in all living things occur as a result of necessary functions.
  2. Interactions of organisms in an environment are determined by the biotic and abiotic components of the environment.
  3. Evolution of species occurs over time and is related to the environment in which the species live.  

Since all science should be experiential, related activities are incorporated into classroom instruction whenever possible. Students will observe, questions, formulate hypotheses, analyze data, report and evaluate findings.