This course incorporates an inquiry based experience that encourages students to ask questions and engage in scientific phenomena while gathering and analyzing information. The focus is on the physical world as it relates to fundamental concepts of motion, energy, and matter. By studying these disciplines, students will discover the nature of science as a way of thinking to solve complex problems and determine the way the world works. Students are required to take notes, participate in class activities and discussions, perform labs, complete required readings and homework, and create projects or presentations. However, the major tool for success in science will be the student’s Interactive Science Notebook. Students will be working in their Interactive Science Notebook (ISN) daily and it will serve as a major part of the student’s grade in Science. It will also act as a study guide and portfolio of their work. The ISN will stay in the class daily and will only go home as needed (to study or to request a parent signature).
Units of Study
Unit 1 - Force and Motion
Unit 2 - Machines
Unit 3 - Electricity and Magnetism
Unit 4 - Waves
Unit 5 - Matter
Unit 6 - Atoms and the Periodic Table
Unit 7 - Chemical Bonds
Remind - We will be using Remind as our class communication tool. To join Remind please see the attached instructions.
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP) - We will be using the website Personalized Learning Platform as a student learning management system to house all of our lessons. Students can access the site by clicking below.