Science Curriculum

HSP SCIENCE is a comprehensive program to be used by all students from one through Grade 6.

The program was specifically written to develop science literacy and to prepare students for state and standardized tests.

The standards of the program lie in a balance of the three domains of science: Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science.

Within ongoing review, and linking to additional experiences for greater depth of understanding to ensure that no child is left behind.

A Science booklet is distributed per quarter to the students as homework and a revision for the lessons that are taken.

 Curriculum for Grade 7-8: 

 Curriculum is used is Holt Science & Technology:

  1. Physical Science
    • Some of the topics that are covered are:
      Properties and changes of properties in matter.

    • Motions and forces. Transfer of energy
  2. Life Science :
    • Some of the topics that are covered are:
      Structure and function in living systems.
      Reproduction and heredity. Populations and ecosystems.
      Diversity and adaptations of organisms.

Curriculum for Grade 9: 

  1. Holt McDouGal Biology ( Stephen Nowicki)
    Some of the topics that are covered are:
    Chemistry of life. The cell .
    Molecular basis of heredity.
    Biological evolution.
    Classification and diversity.

  2. Holt McDouGal Modern Chemistry ( Sarquis.sarquis)
    Some of the topics that are covered are:
    Structure of atoms.
    Chemical Equations and Reactions.
    Structure and properties of matter.

  3. Holt McDouGal Physics(Serway. Faughn)
    Some of the topics that are covered are:
    Motion in one dimension, two dimensional motion and vectors
    Force and the laws of motion
    Work and energy
    Momentum and collisions
Some of the objectives that are we interested in are:    The student will be able to
  1. Know fossil evidence about plants and animals that lived long ago.
  2. Know rocks, oils, water, uses of Earth materials (e.g., building materials, sources of fuel).
  3. Identify and record changes in weather and effects on living organisms.
  4.  Explain that the sun can be seen only in the daytime, but the moon can be seen sometimes at night and sometimes during the day.
  5. Describe some features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments and Identify the ways in which an organism’s habitat provides for its basic needs (plants require air, water, nutrients, and light; animals require food, water, air, and shelter).
  6. Demonstrate how light can travel is straight line until its path is blocked by object and how shadow is formed.
  7.  Describe objects in terms of measurable properties (e.g., length, volume, weight, temperature) using scientific tools.
  8.  Make predictions based on observed patterns and not random guessing.

Activities for Grade 1-9:

Independent activities, pairing, visuals , PowerPoint presentation, Anchor activity, cooperative learning, Singing/Playing songs that are related to the lesson, and graphic organizers as a summing up for the lesson.

Investigation and experimentation in the LAB by working as groups.  in addition students have Science fair is considered as a main activity, the students work as a group to show a presentation in front of visitors.

Assessment and evaluation:

Pop quizzes, mid quarter quiz, quarter exam.

Curriculum for Kg. Our children describe simple features of objects, living and nonliving things, students recognize and name parts of the body and plants. They also observe and describe a range of animals and plants in terms of features such as colors, size and shape. This course requires a student to attend 1 science period per week.


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