The sixth grade science curriculum introduces students to the scientific process. This includes the practice of measuring skills with the use of laboratory equipment. Additionally, students study the basic concepts in Chemistry and Physical Science. This course provides a strong foundation for all future science courses. Lab activities and an ecology field trip serve to reinforce science skills and content.
INTEGRATED SCIENCE 7
Seventh grade curriculum introduces students to topics in biology and chemistry. Course work covers life functions, cell structure, photosynthesis, respiration, classification, genetics and evolution, and provides a strong foundation for the Biology curriculum students will cover in high school. Lab activities and a field trip to the Dolan DNA Learning Center serve to reinforce science skills and content.
REGENTS EARTH SCIENCE
Regents Earth Science is a high school course offered to all eighth-grade students. The course is designed to provide students with a clear understanding of Earth processes, integrating major concepts in astronomy, geology and meteorology and linking them to daily events. New York State Department of Education requires students to complete 1200 minutes of lab work to receive Regents credit. The course meets every day with a lab period scheduled on alternate days. The final exam is the Earth Science Regents examination. The final average from this course and the Regents exam grade will be included on the high school transcript and is included in the total cumulative high school average. Students who successfully complete all course requirements receive one high school science credit.