Physical science serves as an introduction to chemistry and physics.  This class explores the concepts of matter, motion, and energy through the context of engineering and technology. Students will engage in inquiry investigations throughout the year and will complete a project that investigates the impact engineering design has had on society. Topics include: scientific world view, the particle model of matter, changes in matter, forms of energy, energy conversions, force, and motion.

Life science explores the concepts of structure and function in living systems, interdependence among living systems, and evolution in living systems, and human interactions with living systems. Thorough inquiry activities, students will learn how empirical criteria, logical argument, and skeptical review are critical to understanding the natural world. Topics include: nature of science, cells, heredity, evolution, simple life, human body systems, infectious disease, animals, plants, and ecology.  

Earth Science focuses on the structures and processes of the Earth, such as rocks, plate tectonics, meteorology, human interactions with Earth’s systems, as well as astronomy focused on the solar system.  Earth and space science explore the concepts of geology (earth structure and process), meteorology (interdependence within the earth system), astronomy (the universe) and human use of natural resources.