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La Cumbre Junior High School Science Courses (Show all schools)

Grade: 7; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

This course covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) for the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course covers topics in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Engineering. The theme for the year connecting the disciplines of science is “Natural processes and human activities cause energy to flow and matter to cycle through Earth’s systems.” Throughout the year, students will engage in deep and meaningful explorations of science through a combination of hands-on lab experiences and academic text.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Gen Sci 7 H 871040

Grade: 7; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

This course covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) for the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course covers topics in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Engineering. The theme for the year connecting the disciplines of science is “Natural processes and human activities cause energy to flow and matter to cycle through Earth’s systems.” Throughout the year, students will engage in deep and meaningful explorations of science through a combination of hands-on lab experiences and academic text. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Gen Sci 7 P 871000

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

This course covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) for the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course covers topics in Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering. Eighth grade students will investigate motion, forces, energy, and waves in their physical science units. These units are followed by applications of physical science in the Solar System. Throughout the year, students will engage in deep and meaningful explorations of science through a combination of hands-on lab experiences and academic text. Honors level science in 8th grade will also incorporate an emphasis on academic discussion and project based learning.

Transcript title and course number: Gen Sci 8 H 871150

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

This course covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) for the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as aligned with the California Preferred Integrated model for grades 6-8. The 7th grade integrated course covers topics in Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering. Eighth grade students will investigate motion, forces, energy, and waves in their physical science units. These units are followed by applications of physical science in the Solar System. Throughout the year, students will engage in deep and meaningful explorations of science through a combination of hands-on lab experiences and academic text. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Gen Sci 8 P 871250