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Academies of Education and Empowerment Science Department seeks to provide a rigorous academic and quality laboratory experiences for all students. Our courses are aligned with state standards/common core and are delivered in an environment that provides rich, multimodal opportunities for all students to access content information. Laboratories enhance this environment and allow our students to apply content knowledge to real problems. We strive to educate informed, aware, and scientifically literate citizens.  

Department Curriculum Plan

Department Curriculum Plan

Department: Science

Time Frame: First 5 weeks

Teacher and Class

Unit Title + Texts / Content

Students will be able to…

(Common Core Standards Being Addressed)

Culminating Task

Morris

Biology/9th grade

 

 

 

Title: Introduction to Biology and the Scientific Method

 

Book: Biology by Stephen Nowocki – McDougal Littell

 

Scientific Practices

-           Asking questions and defining problems

-           Developing and using models

-           Planning and carrying out investigations

-           Analyzing and interpreting data

-           Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking

-           Constructing explanations and designing solutions

-           Engaging in argument from evidence

Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

1st Level –

Students will define the problem, learn to recognize and identify the independent and dependent variables along with the control in an experiment.

 

At this level the students will be given simple lab situations to show their understanding by identifying the independent variable, dependent variable and constant in each of the experiments.

 

2nd Level

Students will use most of the skills and concepts listed in level two, especially predict, interpret, graph, collect, and make observations.

 

At this level the students will be given data from various labs and asked to interpret and graph the data

 

3rd Level –

Students will hypothesize, revise, compare, formulate, investigate, and draw conclusions.

 

At this level the students will have to show they can come up with a question or problem and create a hypothesis, formulate an experiment, do the investigation and then come up with some conclusions, and even possibly revise and start again.

 

4th Level –

Students will design, make connections, synthesize, prove and analyze.

 

At this level the students you would hope could start looking at every day and world problems and seeing how the scientific method could be used to possibly find

At the end of the unit the teacher will be able to give the students an inquiry lab and have them successfully go through all the steps of the scientific method and write up their report in the correct format.

 

 

 

 

Vatandoust- Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Chemistry and the Scientific Method

 

Chemistry by Holt – McDougal Littell

 

Scientific Practices

-           Asking questions and defining problems

-           Developing and using models

-           Planning and carrying out investigations

-           Analyzing and interpreting data

       Using mathematics,     information and computer technology, and computational thinking

 

-           Constructing explanations and designing solutions

-           Engaging in argument from evidence

Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

1st Level –

Students will define the problem, learn to recognize and identify the independent and dependent variables along with the control in an experiment.

 

At this level the students will be given simple lab situations to show their understanding by identifying the independent variable, dependent variable and constant in each of the experiments.

 

2nd Level

Students will be able to make observations, predict, interpret and graph using data collected leading them to a logical conclusion.

 

At this level the students may be given data from various labs and asked to interpret and graph the data.

 

3rd Level –

Students will hypothesize, revise, compare, formulate, investigate, and draw conclusions.

 

At this level the students will have to show they can come up with a hypothesis, follow the steps of an experiment, do the investigation and then come up with a conclusion.

 

4th Level –

Students will design, make connections, synthesize, prove and analyze.

 

At this level the students are ready to start looking at every day and world problems and seeing how the scientific method could be used to possibly find solutions to the problems of our world. They will hopefully realize this is just not something that scientist do in the lab but can be practiced by all when there is a problem or question.

At the end of the unit I want to be able to give the students an activity or lab and have them successfully go through all the steps of the scientific method and write up their report in the correct format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science teachers
Contact DEBBIE MORRIS  DEBBIE MORRIS Biology/Honors Biology/Anthropology/Acadecmic Decathlon Coach
Contact FARIBA VATANDOUST  FARIBA VATANDOUST Science/Chemistry/AP Environmental Science

SCIENCE CLASSES OFFERED AT AEE

Biology

Honors Biology

Chemistry

Honors Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

Office Hours/Tutoring

Morris/Biology - Tuesday 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Vatandoust/Chemistry & APES - Tuesday 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Sequence of Science Classes

1. Biology - 9th grade

2. Chemistry - 11th grade 

3. AP Environmental Science - 12th grade