Science 6. This course studies general concepts, theories, and processes relating to these core questions: How do we learn about our world and ourselves? What are the parts of living things and how do they work? Why do some parts of our world change while others stay the same? How do natural forces affect our lives? How can we use models to learn about our world? The content includes scientific method, laws and theories, cell structure and function, organization levels, body systems, classification, Earth structures, weathering and erosion, energy, weather, and force and motion.
Science 7. This course studies general concepts, theories, and processes relating to these core questions: In what ways do living things interact with each other and the environment? Why does the Earth change over time? How does energy move in the environment? What is our role on Earth? The content includes the scientific method, environmental organization, food chains and webs, ecosystems, resource conservation, fossils, evolution, endangered and extinct species, genetics and heredity, continental drift, plate tectonics, and energy and waves.
Science 8. This course studies general concepts, theories and processes relating to these core questions: How are science and technology used to solve problems and improve our way of life? How are objects in the universe organized? What does the structure of an object tell us about how it works? Why are both stability and change necessary for sustaining life? Content includes the scientific method, seasonal changes, lunar phases, sun and planets, space exploration, electromagnetic spectrum, matter, atoms, periodic table, acids and bases, chemical reactions, cellular respiration, and human growth & development.
Advanced Science 6, 7 or 8. Designed for the highly motivated above-average student who can read and work independently outside of class to prepare. Requires more homework and out of class reading. Advanced students need to demonstrate time management and multi-tasking skills. *** Students will be placed based on the requirements in the Student Progression Plan
Cambridge pre-AICE. This high school class is an entry-level science course covering basic concepts found in Earth Science, Biology, Astronomy, Physics and General Inquiry. Topics included in this study are Inquiry, Astronomy, Oceanography, Energy and matter, Waves, Cells and Earth science. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to observe simulations, investigate ideas, and solve problems–both on screen and away from the computer. *** Students will be placed based on the requirements in the Student Progression Plan. This is a high school credit course for eighth graders which affects a student’s high school GPA.
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