Earth Science is a two semester course for eighth grade students. It is an introduction to the nature of science and the scientific method and basic geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Content centers on descriptive terminology with supporting concepts, and is reinforced by lab activities and demonstrations.
The purpose of this course in Life Science is to introduce seventh grade students to life science terminology and history – the axioms, processes, and methodology of science – then covers molecular and cell biology, genetics, taxonomy, a survey of the five kingdoms of life, ecology, and the environment. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure (what it is) and function (what it does).