Science

Teacher: Mrs. Kimmara Griffiths

In this course young students will build on basic prior knowledge concerning living organisms. Course objectives Students will learn and understand that science is a process, they will understand the commonalities and differences among living organisms. Students will learn how to research and present information.

Ecology 1: Students will learn

Session 1

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • An introduction living things
  • Importance of biodiversity
  • Habitat and habitat destruction
  • Community Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Intro to Terrestrial Biomes
  • Tundra/Dessert
  • Temperate Forest
  • Case Study: Honeybees Colony Loss

Session 2

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Grasslands/Savanna
  • Rainforest
  • Intro to Aquatic Biomes
  • Freshwater
  • Marine Case Study: Coral Reef Destruction

Session 3

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Intro to Invertebrates
  • Worms
  • Molluscs
  • Arachnids
  • Insects
  • Crustaceans
  • Intro to vertebrates
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals

Students who successfully complete this course may take a higher-level course

Level 2

Session 1

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • An introduction to Matter
  • Atoms and Atomic Structure
  • Elements and Compounds
  • Periodic Table
  • Physical Change

Session 2

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Chemical Change
  • Physical Properties of Water
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Intro to Energy and Energy Transformations
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • Conduction, convection and radiation

 

Session 3

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Wave Properties
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Renewable vs Nonrenewable energy

Students who successfully complete this course may take a higher-level course.

 

Level 3

Session 1

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Cell Theory
  • Cells Structure
  • Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cellular Function and Chemistry
  • Cell Division

Session 2

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Chemicals of Life
  • DNA
  • Genetics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • GMO’s and food industry
  • Bioethics
  • Intro to Human health and Anatomy
  • Case Study: Henrietta Lacks

Session 3

Approximately 12 Weeks

  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Integumentary System
  • Reproduction

Students who successfully complete this course may take a higher-level course

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