In grades 6-8, students learn science through the IQWST curriculum offered by Activate Learning. It is best summarized by this quote from Activate Learning: “Students investigate questions relevant to their lives by: conducting investigations; collecting and analyzing data; developing and using models to explain phenomena; engaging in argument from evidence; all in a literacy and discourse-rich environment.”
For 2018-2019 four units will be taught. They are (in the order in which they will be taught):
1. Physics: Why Do Some Things Stop While Others Keep Going - Transfer, Transformation and Conservation of Energy
2. Chemistry: How Can I Make New Stuff from Old Stuff? - Chemical Reactions and Conservation of Matter
3. Earth Science: What Makes the Weather Change? - Atmospheric Processes in Weather and Climate
4. Life Science: What Is Going on Inside Me? - Body Systems and Cellular Processes
ENGINEERING A fifth unit, unrelated to IQWST, will be taught at the end of the year. It is an engineering unit on robotics.