Welcome to the Science Classroom
Where we have fun and learn a lot!
Our science program at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School fosters the joy of science through the processes of inquiry, discovery, collaboration, and communication. It also stimulates and encourages curiosity, persistence, and enthusiasm for lifelong learning while introducing the principles scientists share about the natural world. Technology and engineering are integrated throughout the year. . .
This is a fancy way of saying that science class this year will be super fun and totally awesome!
We use the OpenSciEd curriculum as the base of our lessons. We love that it promotes equitable science learning through phenomenon-based, three-dimensional units that prioritize understanding and unbiased sensemaking. If you are interested, you can learn more about OpenSciEd at https://www.openscied.org/why-openscied/#.
We will be exploring 7 overarching ideas this year . . .
- Nature of Science
- Light and Matter
- Thermal Energy
- Plate Tectonics
- Natural Hazards
- Cells and Structures
- Full STEAM Ahead - Robotics