With technology and the future of the workforce changing, so is the realization of needing to advance our children's' thought processes. Our science program is adapting to meet these changing needs. Our focuses in science this year will be:
Physical Science: Forces and Interactions: Students examine non-contact forces with magnets and electricity to learn more about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces.
Earth Science: Weather and Climate: Weather at various times during the year, at a variety of places on our planet, are investigated through collecting and analyzing data to look for patterns and predict future events and seasons.
Life Science: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: During this unit the students will explore the delicate balance of an ecosystem and the dependency of all the organisms within it. Students will investigate life cycles, as well as, how organisms are able to survive in certain locations, while others are not. Additionally, evidence from fossils and modern organisms will be compared and analyzed.
At the beginning of each unit an introduction letter will be sent home with more information and ideas for investigations that can be completed at home to further develop concepts.