Science

Science

JHS 118’s Science Department seeks to improve students’ understanding of scientific inquiry by fostering critical thinking and logical reasoning in the pursuit of scientific knowledge because rigorous scientific instruction prepares students for the deep thinking associated with 21st Century skills.

Expectations:

  • Join class on time (In person or Google Meet)
  • Keep cameras on and wear uniform
  • Follow directions carefully
  • Submit assignments on time
  • Ask for help through Google Classroom and/or email
  • Be prepared- For example, keep laptop fully charged
  • Actively participate during class (Through chat or mic)
  • Periodically check your PupilPath account!
  • If you need help, request to meet with your teacher during office hours 2:00-2:20 pm daily.

Curriculum Overview:

Grade 6 Curriculum Overview:

  • Unit 1 – Harnessing Human Energy
  • Unit 2 – Thermal Energy
  • Unit 3 – Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate
  • Unit 4 – Weather Patterns
  • Unit 5 – Populations and Resources
  • Unit 6 – Matter and Energy in Ecosystem
  • Unit 7 – Earth’s Changing Climate

Grade 7 Curriculum Overview:

  • Unit 1 – Microbiome
  • Unit 2 – Metabolism
  • Unit 3 – Phase Changes
  • Unit 4 – Chemical Reactions
  • Unit 5 – Plate Motion
  • Unit 6 – Plate Motion Engineering Internship
  • Unit 7 – Rock Transformations
  • Unit 8 – Earth’s Changing Climate Engineering Internship

Grade 8 Curriculum Overview:

  • Unit 1 – Geology On Mars
  • Unit 2 – Force & Motion
  • Unit 3 – Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Unit 4 – Magnetic Fields
  • Unit 5 – Light Waves
  • Unit 6 – Traits and Reproduction
  • Unit 7 – Natural Selection
  • Unit 8 – Evolutionary History

Resources for families:

Amplify Science


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