Science From Ages 2.9-12
Scope and Sequence Age 2.9-12
- Differentiation between living and non-living things (Ages 3-4)
- Differentiation between animals and plants (Ages 3-5)
- Observation of animals in nature
- The first puzzles representing the biological parts of flowers,root systems,and trees,along with the anatomical features of common animals. These are first used as puzzles, then as a means to learn the vocabulary, then are related to photos and/or the “real thing”, then traced on paper, and finally with labels as a reading experience.
- Animal behavior: Detailed observations, (Ages 9 and up).
- Anatomy: Systems of the animal and human body. ( Ages 9 and up).
- Health and nutrition. (Ages 9 and up).
- Ecology: advanced study of the interrelationships of life forms. (Ages 9 and up).
- Development of skills using scientific apparatus: microscopes, telescopes, hand lens, collecting field specimens, dissecting, preparing displays.
- Study of the great inventions: Machines and technology and their effect on society throughout history.
- Study of the great scientists.
- Introduction to the physical sciences (Ages 10-12).
- Geology and mineralogy, meteorology, astronomy and cosmology.
- Elementary physics: light, electricity, magnetic fields, gravity, mass.
- Preparing and analyzing all sorts of graphs and data displays; basic statistics.