The science foundation lessons are for all grade levels and all science courses. It includes all first day paperwork, measurement, safety, science fair and the scientific processes.

Students who access this site on a regular basis have shown a significant increase in thier grades, overall learning, and success in our science class.

Las lecciones de la Fundación de ciencia son para todos los niveles y todos los cursos de ciencia. Incluye todos los papeles de día primero, medición, seguridad, Feria de Ciencias y los procesos científicos.

Los estudiantes que tienen acceso a este sitio de forma regular han demostrado un aumento significativo en sus calificaciones, aprendizaje global y éxito en nuestra clase de Ciencias.

The unit starts off by defining cells, and looking at how cells interact with their environments through cellular transport. Next, students look at the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and then study the structures and functions of the organelles in these cells. The unit ends with a comparison of plant and animal cells and a look at how unicellular organisms carry out all life functions with just one cell.
This unit will also look at the cell cycle of the body cell and the steps of cell division for germ cells. It also considers why one type of cell division is sufficient, but two different type are needed for multicellular, sexually reproducing organisms.

Students will gain an understanding of the necessities of life by appreciating that a system is a collection of cycles, structures, and processes that interact. Students should understand through the use of models, experimentation, technology and authentic assessment, a whole in terms of its components and how these components relate to each other and to the whole.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts and skills associated with Heredity. The unit on Heredity is very interesting and informative. It explains heredity in a very simple manner.

This course will review major ecological concepts, identify the techniques used by ecologists, provide an overview of local and global environmental issues, and examine individual, group and governmental activities important for protecting natural ecosystems. The course has been designed to provide technical information, to direct the student toward pertinent literature,to identify problems and issues, to utilize research methodology for the study of natural ecosystems, and to consider appropriate solutions and analytical techniques.

Students will investigate a number of introductory items to the content of physics. Key vocabulary will include motion, speed, velocity, force, mass and acceleration. Students will solve algebraic math problems with help and support. Understanding how objects in motion behave and interact with one another will support student investigation in a number of our other units throughout the year.

In this unit, middle school students will be introduced to energy primarily through energy conversions and transformations. Energy transformations and conversions occur when one form of energy changes into another form of energy. Most forms of energy can be converted into other forms. Some forms of energy are, mechanical, light, heat, sound, nuclear, chemical, electrical, and electromagnetic. We encounter numerous energy transformations in our daily lives. Students will learn how kinetic and potential energy differ and how these forms of energy relate to mechanical energy. The students will also discuss, observe, and compare different forms of energy. Students will construct models, create posters, present demonstrations and conduct simulations to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of different forms of energy and how all forms of energy can be converted and transformed into other forms of energy. They should discover that many energy conversions make energy more useful.

This section of the course contains Information on the Introduction to the IB course focus information for those in the MYP program.