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This curriculum provides a framework for students to investigate scientific and technological concepts through exploratory, activity-based learning. Open-ended questions, projects, and presentations are utilized throughout the course to assess each student's work in problem solving, reasoning, and communication. This thematic instruction occurs across all three grade-levels, and encompasses the following areas of science: Classical Science, Concepts of Biology, and Environmental Science. Thematic instruction places the teaching of cognitive scientific skills in the context of a real-world subject that is both specific enough to be practical, and broad enough to allow creative exploration. Themed activities should practice important problem-solving skills and provide cross-curricular connections.
- Clear Expectations for the Day/Assignment
- Additional time for the completion of assignments as needed.
- Highly Structured Learning Environment
- Assistance with Completion of Assignments and Organization
- Use of Graphic Organizers and Study Guides
- Frequent Checking for Understanding- Lots of Review
- The use of visual aids for students to gain a better understanding.
- Hands on Learning Activities
- Verbal, Written, and Modeling of Directions
- Small Group Activities
- All areas of content covered will tie into life skill activities.
Areas of Study
- Plants and Animals
- Natural Disaster
- Human Impacts on the Planet
Grades are calculated on a point basis.
Homework= 5-30 Points
Class Work= 5-30 Points
Labs= 25-50 Points
Test= 100 Points
Projects= 50-150 Points
Extra Credit- Students will be given opportunities for extra credit to improve their grade.
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