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Science

Dennis Schleider
Email: dschleider@tuckahoecommonsd.com
Phone: 631-283-3550 Ext: 201
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Welcome to 6th Grade Science
The goal of the sixth grade science curriculum is to introduce students to a variety of topics in life science, physical science, environmental science and general science, while emphasizing problem solving and reasoning skills through inquiry-based, hands-on laboratory investigations.  Students use scientific inquiry to develop explanations of natural phenomena.  Topics of study include:  Life Sciences (Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Human Body); Physical Sciences (Energy, Work, Force, Simple Machines, the Atom, and Chemistry); Environmental Sciences (Geology, and Astronomy); and General Science (Scientific Method, Inquiry-Based Problem Solving).


Welcome to 7th Grade Science
The goal of the seventh grade science curriculum is to introduce students to a variety of topics in life science, physical science, environmental science and general science, while emphasizing problem solving and reasoning skills through inquiry-based, hands-on laboratory investigations.  Students use scientific inquiry to develop explanations of natural phenomena.  Topics of study include:  Life Sciences (Biology, Genetics, Heredity, and The Human Body); Physical Sciences (Energy, Physics, and Chemistry); Environmental Sciences (Ecology, Geology, Astronomy, and Weather); and General Science (Scientific Method, Inquiry-Based Problem Solving).


Welcome to 8th Grade Science
There are 2 courses offered in the 8th grade this year, Earth Science and General Science.  The goal of both the 8th grade science curriculums is to prepare all students for the end of year NY State Assessments; Regents Earth Science examination, and the NYS Grade 8 Intermediate Level Science Assessment, both administered in June.  The content for both classes overlap and preparation emphasizes problem solving and reasoning skills through inquiry-based, hands-on lab investigations.  Students use scientific inquiry and also study test taking skills as a science genre to prepare for the exams given at year’s end.  Upon successful completion of the Regents Earth Science course, as well as a passing score on the Regents examination, students will receive high school credit.