5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


5th


UNIT 1 -  INTRODUCTION / SCIENTIFIC METHOD

UNIT 2 - TAXONOMY
               Life Classification

UNIT 3 - PLANTS AND ANIMALS
          Plant Structures
          Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
          Reproduction 

UNIT 4 - CHEMISTRY
            Atomic Structure
           Elements and Compounds
           Chemical and Physical Changes

UNIT 5 - EARTH SCIENCES
          Energy Types
          Earth Features (Volcanoes, Earthquakes)

UNIT 6 - GEOLOGY 
           Weather and Human Impact 

UNIT 7 - CELLS
          Cell organelles and function
          Body organs and function

UNIT 8 - ASTRONOMY
            

UNIT 9 - HUMAN BODY
            Endocrine System
            Sexual Reproduction

LABS:


6th

UNIT 1 -  HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS
           Circulatory System

UNIT 2 - CHEMISTRY
           Atoms, Matter and Density

UNIT 3 - ENERGY
            Phases, Transfers, and Types
           

UNIT 4 - PHYSICS
          Forces and Motion

UNIT 5 - SCIENTIFIC METHOD
          

UNIT 6 - ASTRONOMY
           Gravity, Stars and Galaxies

UNIT 7 - EARTH SYSTEMS
           Plate Tectonics
           Oceans


7th
AUGUST
  
    UNIT 1 -  INTRODUCTION / SCIENTIFIC METHOD
        Lab Safety 
        Scientific Methodology and Inquiry (LAB)

            
SEPTEMBER
        Accuracy and Precision Lab
        Science Fair

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER   
    UNIT 2 - CHEMISTRY
        Adopt an Element
        Periodic Table
        Atomic Theory
        Compound, Element, Mixture
        Physical and Chemical Changes
        Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions
        Inhibitors
        Acids/Bases

DECEMBER - JANUARY
    UNIT 3 - Cell Biology
        Cell Organelles
        Immunology and the Lymphatic System
        Meiosis and Mitosis
        DNA Extraction Lab
        Genetics and Heredity
        Dominant and Recessive Alleles
        Genetic Disorders
        Ethics of Genetics Debate
        Pedigree Maps
     
FEBRUARY
    UNIT 4 - Geology

MARCH - APRIL
    UNIT 5 - Biodiversity and Natural Selection
        Biomass and Habitats
        Darwin
        Natural Selection and Extinction
         John Scope's Trial

    UNIT 6 - Scientific Biographies

MAY
     UNIT 7 - Weather and Climate
        Clouds
        Weather Maps and Forecasting
        Climate Change
         GLOBAL WARMING
 
LABS:
2. Adopt an Element
3. Exothermic versus Endothermic
4. Acids / Bases
5. Mystery Chemical
6. DNA Extraction
7. Genetic Disorder Discovery
8. Ethics of Genetics Debate
9. Family Trees
10. Evolution Times
11. Be a forecaster!
12. Public Service announcement on climate change


8th

                                                                                                     AUGUST  
    UNIT 1 - REVIEW OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
         Lab Safety 
        Scientific Methodology and Inquiry (LAB)
            
SEPTEMBER
    SI Unit Lab
    Science Fair
    
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER    
    UNIT 2 - Motion and Forces
        Newton's Laws
        Balloon Race

NOVEMBER
    UNIT 3 -  Pressure and Buoyancy
        Work, Energy and Power

DECEMBER
    UNIT 4 - Electricity and Magnetism

JANUARY
    UNIT 5 - Electromagnetic Spectrum
        Wave properties and wave types
        Refraction and Reflection
        Sound Waves and Dangerous Decibels

FEBRUARY
         Cell Review
         Human Nutrition
         Human Health
     
MARCH
    UNIT 7 - Scientist Biographies
       

APRIL - MAY
    UNIT 8 - Astronomy
         Introduction
         Our Solar System
         Earth's Moon and Phases
         Constellations
         
LABS:
1. Solvents and Solutes and the rate of reactivity
2. Balloon Races
3. Speed and Displacement
4. Newton's Forces
5. Electromagnetic Spectrum - Sell your wave!
6. Density
7. SI Units
8. Pressure and Weather Conditions
9. Mystery Planet
10. Mars Colony
11. Are you preserved?!?
12. Waves and  a slinky
13. Do you hear what I hear?