Science

 

Students participate in hands-on lab tasks, as well as in excercises that integrate literacy and mathematics. Students have five periods of science each week, including weekly labs. The school offers a Regents science for 8th graders.

Rationale for Module Sequence in 6th Grade Science

 

Unit 1:  Simple and Complex Machines Essential Questions:  How does energy play a role in our lives?  How do machines impact our lives?

Part I:  Potential and Kinetic Energy

Part II: Simple and Complex Machines

 

Unit 2:  Weather Essential Question:  How do matter and energy interact to produce weather patterns?

Part I:  Properties of Matter

Part II:  Heating and Cooling EventsPart III:  Weather

 

Unit 3:  Diversity of Life Essential Question:  How does the transfer of matter and energy through biological communities support diversity of living things?

Part I:  Kingdoms of Life

Part II:  Food Chains and Food Webs

 

Unit 4:  InterdependenceEssential Question:  How is interdependence essential in maintaining life on Earth?

Part I:  Climate and Biomes

Part II:  Ecosystems and Interdependence

 

Rationale for Module Sequence in 7th Grade Science

 

Unit 1: Geology Essential Question: How do we as scientists gather and interpret evidence that Earth is continually changing?

Part I: Earth as a System

Part II: Plate Tectonics

Part III: Minerals and Rocks

Part IV: Fossils and Earth’s History

 

Unit 2: Interactions Between Matter and Energy Essential Question: How do the properties and interactions of matter and energy explain physical and chemical change?

Part I: Properties of Matter

Part II: Properties of Sound and Light

 

Unit 3: Dynamic Equilibrium: The Human Animal Essential Question: How do human body systems function to maintain homeostasis?

Part I: Levels of Organization

Part II: The Human Body

 

Unit 4: Dynamic Equilibrium: Other Organisms Essential Question: How is homeostasis maintained in other organisms?

Part I: Other Animals

 

Rationale for Module Sequence in 8th Grade Science

 

Unit 1: Forces and Motion on Earth Essential Question: How do we apply the laws of motion to explain the movement of objects on Earth?

Introduction: The International System of Units

Part I:  Motion and Forces

Part II: Newton’s Laws

 

Unit 2: Earth, Sun, Moon System Essential Question: What roles do forces play in the patterns and stability of the Solar System?

Part I: Our Place in the Universe

Part II: The Solar System

Part III: Seasons and Cycles: Relationships Among the Sun, Earth and Moon

 

Unit 3: Reproduction, Heredity and Evolution Essential Question: How does life on Earth continue and adapt in response to environmental change?

Part I: Introduction to Reproduction

Part II: Sexual Reproduction and Development

Part III: Heredity

Part IV: Human Reproduction, Growth and Development

Part V: Evolution

 

Unit 4: Humans in Their Environment:  Needs and Tradeoffs Essential Question: How does human consumption of resources impact the environment and our health?

Part I: Natural Resources and Energy

Part II: Nutrition and Food Choices: Environmental and Health Effects

 

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