7th Grade Curriculum
The Junior High Science curriculum is the link between elementary concepts and the more in-depth concepts of high school curriculum. All Junior High science students are exposed to hands-on labs that are student driven and allows for more deeper levels of learning. Technology is an integral part of the science curriculum. All students have Ipads, access to a fully equipped, stand-alone science lab and a computer lab with two 3D printers. The sixth-grade curriculum covers the Earth and Space Science topics of energy conservation and natural resources, weather, the rock cycle, earthquakes, volcanism, seasons, moon phases, eclipses, and the energy of the sun. The Life Science topics that are covered in seventh grade include: reproductive biology and life cycles, cell division, population dynamics, specific ecosystems and the interactions within, food webs and energy pyramids, natural selection, introduction to genetics, and exploration of microscopic organisms. The Physical Science curriculum for eighth grade has two components: Chemistry and Physics. The chemistry topics include study of the structure and behavior of matter, transformations of matter, such as, phase change, dissolution, reaction, elements, atomic structure, molecules, compounds, and energy transfers. The physics topics include the study of energy and the different forms it can take, how forces do work to change energy from one form to another, how machines reduce the effort force needed to do work, and how forces change the motion of objects.
With our mission in mind, “Through Christ we rise about the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary” science students will gain an understanding of how God and science can coexist in the modern world. The curriculum is always taught from the perspective that God is the Creator of all things.