Science

In all grade levels, science class features:

  • Inquiry and discovery
  • Students taking a hands-on approach through labs and technology as they find what science really is.
  • Students “doing science” as they problem solve together to be better prepared for what lies ahead in their future.

Grade 6

Teacher: Mr. Nyenhuis/Mr. Brill

Teaching Materials or Text(s): Science Explorer, Prentice-Hall, copyright 2000

Syllabus Highlights: Units include: The Scientific Method, Data Tables and Graphs, Structure and Properties of Matter, Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation, History of the Earth, Earth’s Systems, Natural Hazards and Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems.

Grade 7

Teacher: Mr. Ring

Teaching Materials or Text(s): Holt Science and Technology, Holt Rinehart, and Winston, 2007

Syllabus Highlights: Next Generation Science Standards Focus, topics include:

Environmental Science

  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • Natural Selection and Adaptations
  • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
  • Human Impacts on our Environment

Physical Science

  • Forces and interactions
  • Energy
  • Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

College and Career Readiness Standards Focus, topics include:

  • Interpretation of Data
  • Science Investigation
  • Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results

Grade 8

Teacher: Mr. Brill

Teaching Materials or Text(s): Holt Science and Technology, Holt Rinehart, and Winston, 2007

Syllabus Highlights: Units include Chemical Interactions, Cells and Heredity, Astronomy, and Meteorology.