Science - Program of Studies

Our Vision: It is our intention to develop scientifically literate students who make decisions informed by scientific evidence and are skilled in the use of the scientific process to hypothesize, test, collect data, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions. The students’ interest and curiosity for science will be nurtured in an inquiry-based learning atmosphere and continue throughout their lives as they grow in their knowledge of themselves and the world of science.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten

Early Explorations, Balls and Ramps, Rainbows

First Grade

Weather, Solids-Liquids-Gases, Collecting and Examining Life

Second Grade

Motion, Rocks, Life Cycles

Third Grade

Solar System, Habitats, Soils

Fourth Grade

Electricity, Watery Earth, Nature’s Recyclers

Fifth Grade

Earth’s Changing Surface, Energy, Human Body in Motion


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sixth Grade

Catastrophic Events, Rocks and Changing Surface, Ecology Part I, Ecology Part II

Seventh Grade

Introduction to Matter, Interactions of Matter, Cells & Cell Processes, Diversity of Life

Eighth Grade

Principles of Motion and Force; Work, Machines and Energy; Magnetism, Electricity, Light and Sound; Astronomy and Space Science


HIGH SCHOOL

Ninth Grade

Physical Science

Tenth Grade

Biology

Eleventh and Twelfth Grades

Chemistry
Physics
Anatomy and Physiology
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics I and II


HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVES

Grades 9-12

Research Methodology
Biotechnology
Environmental Science
Forensics
Oceanography
Sports Medicine
Allied Health
Astronomy
Keystone Biology Support