Science 6-8

Science Process and content are taught within the framework of an activity based experimental program that actively involves students in science. The science curriculum places emphasis on lifelong skills such as data collection, observation, making logical inferences and drawing conclusions.

ALL GRADES-EACH YEAR
Metric measurements
History and Nature of Science
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Method
Unifying Concepts of Processes

PHYSICAL SCIENCE YEAR
Metric Measurement/Graphing (Mass, Temp., Volume, Length, Graphing)
Scientific Inquiry/Scientific Method
Characteristics of Matter
Atomic Structure
Energy/Forces/Motion

LIFE SCIENCE YEAR
Introduction to Life science
Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
Genetics
Classification and Characteristics of Living Things
Comparative Anatomy of Plants and Animals
Ecology/Applied Ecology
Endangered Species

EARTH SCIENCE YEAR
Space Science
Astronomy
Earth's Atmosphere
Oceans
Minerals and Rocks
Plate Tectonics
Land-forms and Mass Movements
Geologic Time/Fossils/Weather

Download the Oregon Next Generation Science Standards by grade level here: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1577

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