Comprehensive Science 1 is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. This course provides an introduction to science, energy, forces, weather, climate, Earth’s systems, and the living world. Some topics are explored in depth while others are introduced to serve as building blocks for M/J Comprehensive Science 2 and 3. Students explore science through everyday examples and experiences and participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
Course Length: Full Year
Comprehensive Science 2 is the second course in the M/J Comprehensive Science Sequence. In this course, students explore the foundations of science, energy, the Earth and it’s features, Earth’s internal and external structures and how they change, Earth’s history, living things and how they change and interact, genetics and heredity, and organization of the living world. Some of these topics are introduced and serve as a foundation for M/J Comprehensive Science 3, and others are discussed in detail. Students learn through real-world examples and virtually visit six different continents to see science in action all over the world. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
Course Length: full year
Comprehensive Science 3 is the last class of the M/J Comprehensive Science series. The course introduces new information and reviews some basics of science to prepare students for high school science coursework. Topics covered include the nature of science, Earth-space science, properties of matter, changes in matter, matter and energy, and energy flow in the living world. In this course, students learn through real-world examples and applications. Students participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
Length: full year