Curriculum / Units
We will be studying the following units and topics throughout the year.  Please note... these topics are NOT all inclusive and may be subject to change.

​SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY - CURRENT
-Basic principles of the scientific method
-Variables and experimental design
-Lab write-ups
-Individual science fair projects

CHEMISTRY
-Basic atomic and molecular structures
-Chemical and physical properties
-Chemical and physical change
-Identifying unknown substances

PHYSICS
-Forces and motion
-Speed, acceleration, and velocity
-Newton's laws of motion
-Ballon cars

ENERGY
-Potential and kinetic energy
-Types of energy and energy transfers
-Renewable and nonrenewable energy sources
-Designing energy saving products

WAVES
-Types of waves
-Wave properties
-Wave behaviors
-Light and sound explorations

ASTRONOMY
-Universe, galaxy, solar system 
-Sun, earth, moon interactions
-Season, tides, eclipses
-Creative "What if?" projects

WEATHER & CLIMATE
-Weather patterns and predictions
-Severe weather
-Weather vs. climate
-Climate change debate

HUMAN IMPACT
-Positive effects of human impact
-Negative effects of human impact
-Causes and needs of human impact
-Ideas for change