Seventh grade studies the biology of body systems and the human anatomy. In physics, they are exposed to concepts of energy, force, and work. In earth science, they are introduced to the constructive and destructive forces that shape the earth. In technology classes, they explore food production and conservation.
The eighth grade studies the chemistry of chemical and physical properties of matter. In physics, they focus on motion, forces, and centripetal force. Planetary science introduces the concepts of gravitational forces on the earth and on celestial bodies. The technology unit revolves around the construction of bridges.
The K/1 multi-age class studies lifecycles, observing firsthand the growth and development of tadpoles, butterflies, and ladybugs in their classroom. They also study ocean life, the solar system, and the human body.
The 2/3 multi-age class studies habitats and adaption, rocks and minerals, and sight and sound. They also use the Engineering is Elementary curriculum, which allows for experiences with applied science and math, and introduces children to the engineering process of discovery, design, and redesign.
The 4/5 multi-age class studies magnetism, electricity, and simple machines. Additionally, they are exposed to the physics of light and sound, the biology of the brain and senses, planetary science of moon phases and the earth’s rotation, and technology and engineering of light optics. All of these topics are presented in the science lab and instructed by our science specialist. Hands-on activities are paramount to students experiencing both the concrete and abstract aspects of these ideas.
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