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Our goal is to guide students in the development of science, engineering, and communication practices by providing hands-on experiences and real-world scenarios so that students are life-long analyzers.


Grade 6

Unit 1: Introduction to Science

Unit 2: Harnessing Human Energy

Unit 3: Magnets & Electricity

Unit 4: Thermal Energy

Unit 5: Populations & Resources

Unit 6: Matter & Energy in Ecosystems

Unit 7: Weather Patterns

Grade 7

Unit 1: Skills

Unit 2: Microbiome

Unit 3: Metabolism

Unit 4: Phase Change

Unit 5: Chemical Reactions

Unit 6: Plate Motion

Unit 7: Rock Transformations

Grade 8

Unit 1: Force & Motion

Unit 2: Sun, Earth & Moon System

Unit 3:  A - Reproduction & Heredity | B - Evolution

Unit 4: Human Impact & Technologies




 Select classes will experience an advanced curriculum in which the content for each grade is listed below. 



Grade 6

Unit 1: Introduction to Science

Unit 2: Magnets & Electricity

Unit 3: Thermal Energy

Unit 4: Force & Motion

Unit 5: Phase Change

Unit 6: Chemical Reactions

Unit 7: Light Waves

Grade 7

Unit 1: Scientific Inquiry

Unit 2: Biochemistry

Unit 3: Cells and Cellular Transport

Unit 4: Photosynthesis

Unit 5: Respiration

Unit 6: Body Systems

Unit 7: Reproduction

Unit 8: Genetics

Unit 9: DNA & Protein Synthesis

Unit 10: Biotechnology

Unit 11: Evolution

Unit 12: Ecology/Human Impact

Grade 8

Unit 1: (Topics 1-4): Earth in the Universe

Unit 2 (Topics 5-8): Energy & The Role of Insolation

Unit 3 (Topics 9-14): Landscapes and Natural Processes



Grading Overview


Assessments (40%)

At the culmination of each Science unit, all students complete a post- assessment. Data from each unit is used to measure and guide student growth. Quizzes are given at teacher discretion throughout each unit.

Classwork & Participation (20%)

All students are expected to come to class prepared to work and participate in classroom activities and discussions. Participation and classwork will be based on how a student participates in class through use of teacher feedback, engaging in presentations, student to student discussions, student to teacher discussions, and whole-class discussions.

Homework (20%)

All homework assignments are expected to be handed in on the day they are due. Homework will consist of work to review the day’s lesson, reinforce previous knowledge, and/or prepare for the next day’s lesson.

Portfolios (20%)

The portfolio consists of labs, scientific claims, and arguments. This showcases students’ understanding of science concepts and skills.