• Course Descriptions

     

    Levels of Instruction


    Grade level - This level includes curriculum from grade-level text resources. Teaching strategies and methodology are tailored to help students meet and exceed grade level standards.

    HA (High Achiever) Level - This level includes greater depth and breadth of the concepts, differentiates the lessons to accommodate individual strengths, prepares students for more advanced science courses, and the emphasis is on quality and success, not quantity.
     
     
     Science Philosophy and Emphasis
     
     Hands-on labs and activities
    Experiments 
    Demonstrations
    Projects
    Friendly competitions
    Science process skills 
     Technology
    Critical Thinking
    Science Olympiad
    Investigations
    School-wide science events
    Cooperation 
     
     
    GRADE 7 - FOCUS ON LIFE SCIENCE:

    Seventh Grade life science is designed so all students receive academic preparation to meet and/or exceed California State Standards. Standards of life science study include: cell structure and function, adaptation, structure and function in living systems, physical principles in living systems, genetics, earth and life history.

    Textbook: Holt Science and Technology, 2000: Life Science CA Edition  
     
     
    GRADE 8 - FOCUS ON PHYSICAL SCIENCE:

    Eighth grade science students will emphasize Physical Science topics. The primary focus will be on Physics and Chemistry. All curriculum will be based on the California Science Content Standards which include: motion, forces, structure of matter, Earth in the solar system, reactions, chemistry of living systems, periodic table, and density and buoyancy.

    Textbook: - Holt Science and Technology, 2000: Physical Science CA Edition  
     
Last Modified on June 25, 2014