Science Corner

Science Information


The units studied throughout the year have been developed by teachers and staff from the district and follow the “Next Generation Science Standards”.  There is an emphasis and “doing” science instead of “reading about” science.  Crosscutting concepts are focused on to link understandings that we see throughout different areas in science.  Topics include:


MP1 Starting Science

MP1 Structure and Function

MP2 Earth’s Systems

MP3 Energy

MP4 Waves


Crosscutting concepts have application across all domains of science. As such, they are a way of linking the different domains of science. They include patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change. The Framework emphasizes that these concepts need to be made explicit for students because they provide an organizational schema for interrelating knowledge from various science fields into a coherent and scientifically based view of the world.


-National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)