Units of Study


Each grade level has several thematic units developed in the classroom and extended in weekly lab sessions. The content varies as students mature through the grades, but each grade level provides full units that are focused on life science, earth science, and physics.


Life science topics:

1st grade-The Animal Kingdom

2nd grade- The Secret Life of Plants

3rd grade- Heredity and Adaptation

4th grade- Animal Sensation, Processing and Response

5th grade- Ecology


Physical Science Units:

1st grade Sound and Light

2nd grade Material Science

3rd grade Motion and Stability

4th grade Energy Transfer

5th grade Elements and Compounds



Earth Science Content:

1st grade Outer Space

2nd grade Surface Geology and Landforms

3rd grade Weather and Climate

4th grade Geology and Natural Resources

5th grade Earth Systems & Space