Throughout the school year we will cover many topics in Science. Each Quarter will consist of a
major theme with many subtopics. There will be many projects and lab activities during each
quarter related to the topics. Below you will find a list of the main concepts for each Quarter
along with links to the standards!
1st Nine Weeks: Weather, Layers of the Atmosphere, Cloud Types, Water Cycle, Air Masses,
Conduction/Convection/Radiation, Winds, and Air Pollution.
2nd Nine Weeks: Characteristics of Living Things, Single Cell Organisms, Cell Theory, Animal/Plant
Cells, Cell Organelles, Cell Respiration, Photosynthesis, Diffusion, and Body Systems.
3rd Nine Weeks: DNA, Gregor Mendel, Heredity, Mitosis/Meiosis, Genes, Punnett Squares,
Pedigree Charts, and Environmental Impact on Heredity.
4th Nine Weeks: Speed, Acceleration, Forces, Work, Power, Balanced/Unbalanced Forces, and Energy.http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new