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2021 Science Department


The Science Department is currently engaged in shifting our lessons to the Next Generations Science Standards.  The new standards combine science, math, and engineering practices.  There is an emphasis on reading, discussion and evidence-based writing.  The curriculum is shifting towards learning concepts through investigative models.The emphasis for 7th grade is life science, including cells and cellular processes, ecosystems, heredity and evolution, and family life.  8th graders focus on thermal, electrical, and magnetic energy and forces and motion.  8th graders in honors science will also complete 9th grade earth science units, including human impact on Earth and its environment.

There is a requested donation of $15 to help fund batteries, dissections, chemistry labs, and other consumable lab supplies.

Suggested materials include: a composition book, a binder or folder, glue sticks, pencils, pens, highlighters, colored pencils and binder paper.  Access to a computer is highly recommended. The science team will continue to encourage and help students in participating in Science Fairs.  There is also NASA Club sponsored by Ms. Bradford after school once a week.  We welcome parent volunteers who wish to help with any of these activities.  We also encourage you to collect and donate box tops for Box Tops for Education, which help us fund these extracurricular activities.
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7th Grade Ext Rm Tm
Paula Bennett 31993 MK5 Arctic
Vanessa Dahl * 31997 MK8 Timber
8th Grade Ext Rm Tm
Katelyn Saechao 31992 MK3 Red
Dawn Vollmar 31990 MK1 Gray
* Department Chair
Note: Tundra sections will be taught by various department members.

 • 7th Grade Syllabus
 • 8th Grade Syllabus
 • Honors 8th Grade Syllabus

 • 8th Grade Honors Science 8 Presentation


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The Science Department needs your help! To continuously provide fantastic science instruction, we need science equipment and expendables! Please help us by cutting box tops and delivering them to any Science Teacher. Thank You for making our school a great place to learn!
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