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Georgia Science Standards

The Science Georgia Standards of Excellence are designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for all students to develop proficiency in science. The Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the follow up work, A Framework for K-12 Science ϳԹ were used as the core of the standards to determine appropriate content and process skills for students. The Science Georgia Standards of Excellence focus on a limited number of core disciplinary ideas and crosscutting concepts which build from Kindergarten to high school. The standards are written with the core knowledge to be mastered integrated with the science and engineering practices needed to engage in scientific inquiry and engineering design. Crosscutting concepts are used to make connections across different science disciplines.

The Science Georgia Standards of Excellence drive instruction. Hands-on, student-centered, and inquiry-based approaches should be the emphasis of instruction. The standards are a required minimum set of expectations that show proficiency in science. However, instruction can extend beyond these minimum expectations to meet student needs. At the same time, these standards set a maximum expectation on what will be assessed by the Georgia Milestones Assessment System.

What We Offer

Elementary ϳԹ

(Regular and Gifted ϳԹ Available)

  • Kindergarten Science
  • 1st - 5th Grade Science

Middle ϳԹ

(Regular and Gifted ϳԹ Available)

  • 6th Grade Earth Science
  • 7th Grade Life Science
  • 8th Grade Physical Science 

High ϳԹ

  • Anatomy (Regular)
  • Biology (Regular/Gifted/AP)
  • Chemistry (Regular/Gifted/AP)
  • Environmental Science (Regular/AP)
  • Forensic Science (Regular)
  • Physical Science (Regular)
  • Physics (Regular/AP)

Science In The Classroom

science is fun

Seventh grade students from Northside Middle ϳԹ work on their “How is the cell like a city" sort. This is an activity that allows students to use their knowledge on cells to make connections to parts in a city (i.e. the nucleus is like city hall).

Another student points to her cell concept map, where she organized her findings throughout the unit.
Science is creative
Mrs. Yeager's 6th grade gifted science class at Bonaire Middle ϳԹ participated in a Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition lab using chocolate chip cookies.

ϳԹs in Mrs. Thomas' Physical Science class were challenged to determine the velocity of a constant motion car and then calculate the distance it would travel in a given period of time.  Warner Robins High ϳԹ students, Seleah Freeney, Deshara Ezell, & Montez Cato had a perfect result!  

Click on the photo to see the car reach the predicted distance at exactly 4.5 seconds!   

 
 

Staff

Dr. Tonya Woolfolk

K-5 Science Coordinator

(478) 988-6200 Ext. 3448

tonya.woolfolk@hcbe.net

Dr. Nicole Page

6-12 Science Coordinator

(478) 988-6200 Ext. 3439

nicole.page@hcbe.net

Mrs. Lorrie Nix

Secretary of Science K-5 and CTAE

(478) 988-6200 Ext. 3433

lorrie.nix@hcbe.net

Mrs. Kristen Wadley

Secretary of Science 6-12, Fine Arts, Gifted and AP

(478) 988-6200 Ext. 3442

kristen.wadley@hcbe.net