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 Science Department

The Science program of Fulton County Schools embraces the philosophy and premise of the Georgia Department of Education and the National Science Education Standards. The Georgia Performance Standards, as well as the National Science Education Standards, and the National Benchmarks for Science Literacy are incorporated into the science course study.

Goals for science education are to educate students who are able to:

  • Experience the richness and excitement of knowing about and understanding the natural world;
  • Use appropriate habits of mind and understandings of the nature of science and scientific principles in making personal decisions;
  • Engage intelligently in public discourse and debate about matters of scientific and technological concern;
  • Increase their economic productivity and personal responsibility through their knowledge, understanding, and skills as environmentally, scientifically, and technologically literate persons in their careers and personal endeavors.

At each grade level, the science curriculum has co-requisite standards: Characteristics of Science and Content. The content is divided among three domains or strands: (a) Physical Science (b) Earth and Space Science, and (c) Life Science. Integrated into these strands are unifying concepts and processes, science and technology, science in personal and social perspectives and the history and nature of science. There is a strong emphasis on "doing" science and hands-on activities are the primary vehicles for learning.

 

Sixth Grade Earth Science
Students explore earth science by participating in a variety of activities that require them to experiment, communicate, manipulate science equipment and materials, and utilize science process skills.  Units of study include:  safety skills, the scientific inquiry process, Standard International (SI) measurement, reference skills and human interactions with the environment, geology, astronomy, hydrology and meteorology.

Seventh Grade Life Science
Students explore life science by participating in a variety of activities that require them to experiment, communicate, manipulate science equipment and materials, and utilize science process skills.  Units of study include:  safety skills, the scientific inquiry process. Standard International (SI) measurement, reference skills, living things, cells, classification, moneorans, protists, fungi, animals, human body, genetics, plants, and ecology and the interdependence of life.

Eighth Grade Science of the Physical World
Students explore physical science by participating in a variety of activities that require them to experiment, communicate, manipulate equipment and materials, and utilize science process skills.  Units of study include:  safety skills, the scientific inquiry process, Standard International (SI) measurement, motion, forces and energy, heat waves, light, electricity and magnetism, the structure of matter, and physical and chemical changes.

The two levels, A and O, differ in the depth of conceptual and mathematical understanding required.  A substantial investigative study is also required for al Level A students.

Teachers 

- 7thCaroline Boddiford-6th, 7thJason Dilling - 6th
​Jennifer Macke - 8thJerome McArthur - 6th​ - 7th, 8th
Susan Richerson - 6thDan Sarago - 7thJason Trankle - 8th

 

Ridgeview Charter School Contribute To Atlanta Children's Shelter

 

Mr. Pierre's Class

 

Helping others through student publishing!
As part of our service learning project each class made a book to promote science literacy and provide meaningful service where students were able to give back to the community. Along with intertwining learning and service, students had opportunity to express their ideas and make choices in how they created and donated the "Geobooks" to the Atlanta "Children's Shelter.

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RCS Winners Announced!Science Fair Winner - Hill Belfi 

Congratulations to RCS Fulton County Science Fair Winners!

  • Hill Belfi -1st Place and will represent RCS at the State Science Fair
  • Justice Michael & Myron Parker - 3rd Place
  • Rachael Stowell - Honorable Mention
  • Joseph Tobia - Honorable Mention
  • Olivia Gunthert - Honorable Mention

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Science Classes 

 

Textbooks Online

6th Grade: Holt Online Interactive Textbook 

 

Science Web Links:

 

 

 Mr. Marshall

Mad scientist teacher, Mr. Marshall, plans on taking over the school through his knowledge of the periodic table of elements!

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