Science

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    Grade 7 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on organisms and the environment. National standards in science are organized as multi-grade blocks such as Grades 5-8 rather than individual grade levels. In order to follow the grade level format used in Texas, the various national standards are found among Grades 6, 7, and 8. Recurring themes are pervasive in sciences, mathematics, and technology. These ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries and include change and constancy, patterns, cycles, systems, models, and scale.

    Grade 8 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on earth and space science. National standards in science are organized as multi-grade blocks such as Grades 5-8 rather than individual grade levels. In order to follow the grade level format used in Texas, the various national standards are found among Grades 6, 7, and 8. Recurring themes are pervasive in sciences, mathematics, and technology. These ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries and include change and constancy, patterns, cycles, systems, models, and scale.

Courses

  • Course Key: 437000
    Course Name: 7th Grade Science
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Grade 7 science emphasizes scientific investigations and reasoning to learn about natural phenomena. The content focuses on Organisms in the Environment while integrating concepts from Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Space Sciences. Students will use laboratory processes and hands-on activities to help them to visualize and understand the nature of science and the world around them.

    Course Key: 437001
    Course Name: 7th Grade Pre-AP Science
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Pre-AP Science provides motivated students with skills designed to prepare them for the rigor and depth of the Advanced Placement programs in High School. In addition to the topics covered in 7th grade science, Pre-AP science will be differentiated through a variety of means, including; increased depth of content, slightly faster pacing, high level thinking and problem solving skills, project based learning, content-focused laboratory investigations and a strong emphasis on scientific reasoning and writing.

    Course Key: 438000
    Course Name: 8th Grade Science
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Grade 8 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on earth and space science with an integration of chemistry, physics and life science. This course will focus on scientific investigation and reasoning. The goal is to develop a rich knowledge of science and the natural world. To do this students must become familiar with scientific inquiry, rules of evidence, questioning strategies and ways of proposing explanations, and diverse ways scientists study the natural world. Grade 8 Science STAAR assessment will assess content standards and process skills covered in grades 6-8.

    Course Key: 438001
    Course Name: 8th Grade Pre-AP Science
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Pre-AP Science provides motivated students with skills designed to prepare them for the rigor and depth of the Advanced Placement programs in High School. In addition to the topics covered in 8th grade science, Pre-AP science will be differentiated through a variety of means, including; increased depth of content, slightly faster pacing, high level thinking and problem solving skills, project based learning, content-focused laboratory investigations and a strong emphasis on scientific reasoning and writing. Grade 8 Science STAAR assessment will assess content standards and process skills covered in grades 6-8.