• Science Class Descriptions and Teachers

     

    HEALTH IS TAUGHT AT THE 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE LEVELS THROUGH SCIENCE CLASSES.

    Students will spend six weeks (three weeks at the beginning of each semester) studying topics such as nutrition, safety and first aid, mental health, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, communicable diseases, public health, and health careers. Topics are investigated in more depth at each grade level. Additional topics will be added as the District Health Committee approves them.

     

    General Science, Grade 6

    The course follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills utilizing a minimum of 40% laboratory time. Students will learn to formulate hypotheses, identify and describe systems, study the relationship between force and motion, classify substances, illustrate interactions between matter and energy, and study genetic traits.

     

    Science I, Grade 7

    The course follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills utilizing a minimum of 40% laboratory time. Students will learn to formulate hypotheses, identify and describe systems, study the relationship between force and motion, classify substances, illustrate interactions between matter and energy, and study genetic traits.

     

    Science II , Grade 8

    The course follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills utilizing a minimum of 40% laboratory time. Students will learn to formulate hypotheses, identify and describe systems, study the relationship between force and motion, classify substances, illustrate interactions between matter and energy, and study genetic traits.

     

    Pre-AP General Science

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

     

    In this course students will be introduced to multiple science concepts in a challenging and rigorous format. It will include problem solving and the use of logical thinking skills. Discussion and analysis of the lab work will be utilized, with students having some level of choice of procedures, materials, and goals. Extensive in and out of class reading, homework, and writing are components of this course.

     

    TAG General Science

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

     

    In this course students will be introduced to multiple science concepts. Laboratory exercises and special projects will insure depth and complexity of content. Technology will be used for research and problem solving processes.

     

    NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG science

    students.