Science / Health

6th Grade

The sixth grade focus in the area of Life Science is on the structure and function of living systems. The human respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems will be explored. Students will study the human body reproductive system within the guidelines of the District’s human sexuality curriculum. Structures, components, and functions of plant and animal cells will also be studied. Students will learn to use microscopes to help facilitate learning of the micro world.

In the area of Earth Science the sixth grade focus is to study the structure and compositions of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. This will include the accompanying functions and cycles, including weather systems.


In Physical Science the focus is on the different types of energy and how energy is stored and transferred. The process of scientific inquiry is addressed throughout the course.

 

7th Grade
The focus of seventh grade science is in the area of Life Science. Topics of study include scientific methodology used in problem solving, and analysis of data in both quantitative and qualitative formats. Environmental adaptation and ecosystems will also be studied using technology. In the area of Earth Science, formation of the Earth and its mountains, the Earth’s crust and layers, geological time periods, and changes in land forms are covered. In addition, weather and its effect on the Earth will be studied. Study of the universe includes the solar system and planets, meteors, meteorites, comets and asteroids. Seasons and the Earth’s rotation will also be studied. In addition, students will study the human body systems within the guidelines of the District’s human sexuality curriculum. The process of scientific inquiry is addressed throughout the course.

 

8th Grade
The focus of eighth grade science is in the areas of Genetics, Chemistry, and Physical Science. Topics include heredity, Punnett squares, genes, energy, force and motion, work, power, simple machines, properties of matter, atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures, the periodic table, chemical bonding, and reactions. In addition, students will study the human body systems within and the guidelines of the District’s human sexuality curriculum. The process of scientific inquiry is addressed throughout the course.