Welcome to our science classes! Please review the information posted in order to become familiar with what is occurring in class.
Science explores physical, earth, and the life sciences. The curriculum is designed to provide your child with an understanding of the many aspects of our world and beyond. Throughout the course of the year we will be studying forces and motion, planetary science, organisms and their environment, and much, much more.
The following strategies and activities have been incorporated into the curriculum:
- Lab Notebooks (In class document)
- Lab Notebooks are a permanent record of students’ investigations and observations over the course of each quarter.
- Portfolios (In class document)
- The student portfolios contain rubrics, student reflections and questions about their work, progress, performance, and goals for the future.
- Essay Questions on Tests and Quizzes
- Students are formally assessed weekly or biweekly. Essay questions are also assigned for homework regularly.
- Integration of Mathematical Concepts and Graphing Skills
- Concepts and skills are integrated throughout all lessons, investigations and research.
- Out-of-Class Projects
- Project topics relate to our current units of study. These projects are very important — they will count as a major grade.
- Current Events Research (Opportunity for Extra Credit)
- An integral part of our class discussion, it helps connect real world events with the topics of study. Both student and teacher led, it is presented/shared in a variety of formats (printed articles, PowerPoint, etc.)
Horton Science Module Rotation
2nd Grade Air & Weather Life Cycle of Butterflies Changes
3rd Grade Human Body Earth Materials Magnetism & Electricity
4th Grade Animal Studies
5th Grade Floating & Sinking
6th Grade Mixtures & Solutions
7th Grade Force & Motion
8th Grade Properties of Matter