Year-long course required of 7th graders
In this course students examine living systems, their interactions and interdependence. Areas of study include the scientific method and inquiry-based investigation, plants, animals, microorganisms, genetics, the human body, ecology, and the effects of humans interacting with the environment. Special emphasis during the year is placed on current events in science-related technology.
Year-long course required of 8th graders
In this interdisciplinary course, students will utilize biology, geology, and physical science concepts to investigate earth systems, human interactions with the environment, and solutions to current environmental problems. Special emphasis will be placed on field investigations and problem-based learning in our community.