In Science, emphasis is placed on the inquiry process, developing investigative skills and understanding the nature of science. Instruction centers on developing student understanding of simple and compound machines and their uses; physical properties of objects; animal behavioral and physical adaptations and response to the environment; relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains; soil, its origins and importance to living things; patterns and cycles in nature; plant and animal life cycles; the water cycle and the importance of water to living things; how natural events and human actions can affect species; and the importance of sources of energy.
Last Modified on August 20, 2012