This is an introductory course to Science. It is the student’s first exposure to working in a Science lab. The emphasis is on developing skills, such as how to work safely in the lab, how to use equipment such as microscopes properly, how to take valid measurements, and how to record and analyze data. Students also explore different topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics which relate to their everyday life. The topics which will be covered include: Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Biodiversity, Mixtures and Solutions, Cells and Reproduction, Earth in Space, Energy Resources, and Simple Chemical Reactions.
Grades 7 and 8
Students develop the vocabulary and an understanding of the basic concepts required to discuss various topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in more depth. Students explore various phenomena such as electricity and magnetism, and chemical reactions through experiment. Students develop the skills required to design their own controlled experiments and to investigate scientific issues related to the world around them, such as the effects of human activities on the environment. Topics studied include: an Introduction to Chemistry, the Human Body and Healthy Living, Magnetism and Electricity, Geology, Heat Transfer, Plants and the Environment, Acids and Bases, Pressure and Density, and Forces and Space.