Course Expectations

The Scientific Process (all grade levels)

  • steps in the process
  • data collection (math tie in/probability)
  • lab safety
  • presenting results
  • tools in the lab

The Hydrosphere (8th grade)

  • amount of water available(math tie in charting/measurement/percentages)
  • water cycle
  • water preservation
  • water pollution

Chemistry (all grade levels with Periodic Table focus in 8th grade)

  • elements
  • the atomic chart
  • stages of matter
  • setting up experiments (math tie in measurement)

 Machines and Technology (All Grade levels)

  • changes in technology
  • alternative energies
  • new types of employment
  • simple machinespulley, lever, wheel

The Human Body (7th grade with all grade levels learning about things that hurt the body)

  • systems within the body
  • cells
  • things that hurt the body systems
  • technology and careers

The Solar System (6th Grade)

  • location and planets
  • global networking
  • technology
  • relationship of the moon to Earth
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