|Name of Course:||Science 8|
|Science 8 is a yearlong course built around the Next Generation Science Standards. Questions to be addressed throughout the year include what are the effects of an asteroid collision and how can we prevent a future one; what forces keep the parts of our solar system together and how can we use this knowledge to plot a telescope route through space; how do species change over time and should we intervene; and how are humans harming Earth, plants, and animals, and what can we do about it. All the units of study are project-based, include Instructionally embedded assessments, align to the 5E instructional model (i.e., engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate), are phenomena-based, and provide students with opportunities to generate their own questions to motivate sense-making and/or problem solving.|
|Science lessons based on the Stanford NGSS Integrated Curriculum: An Exploration of a Multidimensional World, which is an integrated, NGSS-designed, project-based curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. (https://scienceeducation.stanford.edu/curriculum/stanford-ngss-integrated-curriculum-exploration-multidimensional-world)|
Instructional Practices & Support:
|Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.
Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes:
Classroom Management Procedures:
|Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom: