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6th grade Earth Science:

The 6th Grade Earth Science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills in earth science. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the common concepts in earth science including but not limited to meteorology, geology, astronomy, hydrology, and impact of humans on the earth, resources utilization and conservation. These concepts are investigated through observing, collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and presenting the results of replicated scientific investigations and fieldwork for students to develop the appropriate skills in science as inquiry.

Course Outline: 

First Semester  Second Semester
Safety/Scientific Method/Measurement Meteorology
Geology Astronomy
Hydrology Energy Sources

 


7th grade Life Science:

The 7th Grade Life Science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to transition from elementary life science standards to high school biology standards. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the common concepts and strands in the life sciences including but not limited to structures and functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ-systems, heredity, biological evolution, diversity of living organisms, and ecosystems. These concepts are investigated through observing, collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and presenting, results of scientific investigations and fieldwork designed for students to develop appropriate knowledge and skills in science as inquiry.

Course Outline:

First Semester Second Semester
Safety, Classification Evolution
Cells Ecology
Genetics Human Body

 

 

8th grade Physical Science:

The 8th Grade Physical Science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to transition from elementary physical science standards to high school physical science standards (see Fulton County System-wide Science Vertical Instructional Framework). The course is designed to provide students with an introductory overview of the common concepts in physical science including but not limited to the nature of matter, laws of conservation of matter and energy, motion, forces, and energy transformation. These concepts are investigated through observing, collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and presenting, results of scientific investigations and fieldwork designed for students to develop the appropriate skills in science as inquiry.

Course Outline:

First Semester Second Semester
Characteristics of Science (ongoing) Motion and Force (continued)
The Nature of Matter Energy and its Transformations
Motion and Force Waves
Electricity and Magnetism

 

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