Science

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Introduction to Science 6A is an introduction to the basics of scientific thinking and investigation. In this course, students will learn how to make predictions, investigate and interpret data. These concepts will then carry over to the other parts of 6th grade science where they will practice and use the scientific process. Students will also explore the structure and function of living systems. This will include learning about the cell, different groups of living things, how living things are organized and how different structures work together to carry out certain functions.

Suggested Grade Level: 6
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Science 6B is a continuation to the basics of scientific thinking and investigation. In this course, students will continue to practice making predictions, investigating and interpreting data. Students will also explore the composition of Earth and how Earth interacts with the atmosphere. This will include learning about Earth’s weather and climate. This course also covers how organisms interact with their environment and the various changes that can occur. Finally, students will learn how energy is transferred and stored.

Suggested Grade Level: 6
Prerequisite: None

This is the first course for 7th grade science, in which the basics of Earth Science are introduced. These topics are tested and applied to the student’s everyday life. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic Earth science topics, in preparation for high school General Science.

Suggested Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: None

This is the second course for 7th grade science. One unit on Environmental Science is discussed, along with five units of Astronomy. These topics are tested and applied to the student’s everyday life. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic science topics in preparation for a high school level General Science course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7
Suggested Prerequisite (though not required): Completion of Science 7A

This is the first course for 8th grade science. Physical Science such as matter, mixtures and motion are discussed, tested and applied to the student’s everyday life. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic Physical Science topics in their preparation for a high school General Science course.

Suggested Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: None

This is the second course for 8th grade science. General Life Science topics are discussed such as genetics, evolution and mitosis. They are tested and applied to the student’s everyday life. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic Life Science topics in preparation for a high school Biology course.

Suggested Grade Level: 8
Suggested Prerequisite (though not required): Completion of Science 8A