General Class Information
What will we learn in Science this year?
What types of science are taught in Integrated Science?
What units will be taught in these areas?
Characteristics of Living Organisms (Biology)
Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes of Matter (fundamental Chemistry)
Ecosystems and Populations (introductory Ecology)
Earth's Resources (Geology- water)
Internal Processes and External Events (Geology- erosion)
How does Mr. Rademeyer figure out what is the most important content to teach?
Science Literacy: Students will learn the scientific knowledge and skills that they will
need to function as successful adults.
= Missouri Grade Level Expectations (GLE). These standards, published by the state of Missouri,
list what every child should know by the end of 8th grade.
What other skills will we learn this year?
Critical Thinking: Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation
The inquiry process: students will actually be "scientists" while at school
Computer skills (ex: finding and evaluating electronic resources, creating presentations,
organizing data in graphs)
Skills listed in GLE's (ex: science process skills)