Science

What are 7th graders learning in Science:

This course covers the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) and the Cross-cutting concepts (CCCs) for the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course focuses on topics in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science and Engineering through the guiding concept “Natural processes and human activities cause energy to flow and matter to cycle through Earth’s systems”. 

  • We use the stemscopes app (our online curriculum) on the student’s ipads to provide background information that supports their learning as they read and write about science. 

  • We use the simulation technologies, Gizmos and pHet, to expand student learning through realistic simulations that enhance and expand student understanding of the more abstract concepts

  • We use a project based, hands on approach to learning whenever possible and seek to engage students in the real life engineering processes and thinking used in science

Link to Next Generation Science Standards

What are 8th graders learning in Science:

This course covers the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) and the Cross-cutting concepts (CCCs) for the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8.  The 8th grade integrated course focuses on topics in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science and Engineering through the guiding concept “ The processes that change Earth systems at different spatial scales today also caused changes in the past” and “ Forces and Energy cause changes in our environment at all scales”. 

  • We use the Stemscopes app (our online curriculum) on the student’s ipads to provide background information that supports their learning as they read and write about science. 

  • We use the simulation technologies, Gizmos and pHet, to expand student learning through realistic simulations that enhance and expand student understanding of the more abstract concepts

  • We use a project based, hands on approach to learning whenever possible and seek to engage students in the real life engineering processes and thinking used in science

Link to Next Generation Science Standards

Staff:

Tiare Dodson
Science Teacher
805-687-0761 EXT 3535

Katelyn Moye
Science Teacher
805-687-0761 EXT 3553

Robin Utile
Science Teacher
805-687-0761 EXT 33536