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Science Department

jblackie@nmusd.us

Welcome to Seventh Grade Ensign Science!   2017-2018!

Science rocks at Ensign!

 

We're looking forward to a great year with our new students!  Science is such an exciting subject, and we know our students will learn much as we dive into the world of investigating the natural world and the engineered world!   We've got labs, demos, and an engaging new science curriculum, the NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards, being "rolled-out" this year!

 

This year we are implementing the “Next Generation Science Standards,” a national initiative to integrate the sciences and show connections between the biological, physical, and earth sciences.  Our emphasis will be on real-world applications of science, problem solving, and the engineering “design” process.  Our units include:

  • Matter & Energy, including energy flow and cycling or matter in nature

  • Earth’s Processes, including the atmosphere, geology and natural hazards

  • Ecosystems, including earth resources, human impact, and environmental challenges

 

At Ensign, we believe "science" is an action verb and are excited that our students not only have enthusiasm toward science, but have done very well on the California CSTs.    We had 86% of our students score "proficient" or "advanced" -- compared with 22% for the state average!   Way to go, Seabees!   

 

Grades are updated on School Loop almost daily, so students and parents can expect that posted assignments and grades will be current.  Please contact me if you have any questions! 

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