Science will be primarily be taught in conjunction with Language Arts. We will incorporate expository (news articles, Internet information & research) and literature to bring our topics to life! Hands-on labs and demonstrations will be used as often as possible. Students will be exposed to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. The Common Core Standards address reading and writing literacy in science by asking students to demonstrate understanding of expository texts, diagrams, charts, citing evidence, research, and become critical readers of various media.
Units students will be learning this year:
- The 8 Science Practices
- Physical Science – Energy
- Life Science – Cellular Biology, The Brain, Genes & Heredity
- Earth Science -Weather & Climate, Ecosystems, and Human’s Impact (*includes 6th Grade Camp)