La Colina Junior High School

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Science 7:

This course covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) for the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course covers topics in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Engineering. The theme for the year connecting the disciplines of science is “Natural processes and human activities cause energy to flow and matter to cycle through Earth’s systems.” Throughout the year, students will engage in deep and meaningful explorations of science through a combination of hands-on lab experiences and academic text.

Science 8:

This course covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) for the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course covers topics in Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering. Eighth grade students will investigate motion, forces, energy, and waves in their physical science units. These units are followed by applications of physical science in the Solar System. Throughout the year, students will engage in deep and meaningful explorations of science through a combination of hands-on lab experiences and academic text. Will also incorporate an emphasis on academic discussion and project based learning.

 

Faculty Members:

Sarah Avers

Megan Cotich

Nicole Gee

James Love

Kalley Ridgway

L’aura Ulvaeus