Dupont Park Adventist School

The School with the Eternal Advantage

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Science
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SIXTH GRADE

Physical: Electricity, Magnetism

  • Compare and describe static and current electricity
  • Identify the difference between conductors and insulators.
  • Differentiate between open and closed circuits and parallel and series circuits.
  • Identify characteristics of magnets and what causes magnetism
  • Describe the relationship between electricity and magnetism
  • Identify uses of electromagnets

Life: Human Body Systems
  • Describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body in terms of cells, tissues and organs
  • Describe the functions of each major organ system in the human body
  • Describe and explain the relationship and interaction of the organ systems in the human body Earth:
  •  Geology: Describe Earth’s structure and features
  • Explain how Earth changes/has changed over time e.g. erosion, weathering, earthquakes
  • Explore and interpret evidences for the Genesis Flood and the Ice Age 
  • Describe the components and relationships of Earth’s land forms and geological features
  • Describe the processes by which rocks and soils are formed 
  • Classify rocks, minerals and soils based on their origin and their chemical and physical properties
  • Identify how successive layers of sedimentary rock and the fossils contained within them can be

 

Health: Drug Effects, Decision Making, Nutrition

  • Define drug and identify helpful and harmful drugs
  • Explain the short- and long-term physical and emotional consequences of drug use
  • Identify personal and community resources for drug abuse education and treatment
  • Describe the steps in decision-making, how values develop and how these apply to healthy choices
  • Explain healthy eating practices and design nutritional goals based on national dietary guidelines and individual needs
  • Identify eating disorders and explain how they adversely affect health

 

Scientific Inquiry

  • Make observations
  • Ask questions or form hypotheses based on these observations
  • Plan a simple investigation
  • Collect data from the investigation
  • Use the data collected from the investigation to explain the results
  • Safely use and store tools and equipment  

Service and Career Options

  • Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health, and/or Earth Science to serve the community
  • Identify careers in areas of science

 

 

SEVENTH GRADE

Physical: Force/Motion, Energy/ Work

 

  • Describe and compare types of force and types of friction
  • Define and extend understanding of gravity, mass and weight
  • Describe Newton’s laws of motion
  • Define and describe motion-related terms such as balanced/unbalanced forces,
  • distance/displacement, speed/velocity, acceleration and momentum
  • Identify forms of energy and how energy can change from one form to another
  • Distinguish between work and power
  • Define simple machines and identify characteristics of various types
  • Describe the relationship between simple and compound machines
  • Distinguish between potential and kinetic energy and explain mechanical advantage

Life: Cell Theory, Genetics, Simple Animals

  • Describe and explain the structure, function and theory of cells
  • Describe how the traits of an organism are passed from generation to generation
  • Explain genetic engineering and its impact 
  • Categorize simple animals into groups according to how they accomplish life processes and by

                similarities and differences in external and internal structures

Earth: Astronomy

  • Describe characteristics and movement patterns of objects in the universe
  • Describe the relationships of the Earth to the sun, the moon and other interplanetary objects and how they account for the day, year, phases of the moon, eclipses, seasons and ocean tides
  • Describe the life cycle and classification of stars and the instruments for study

Health: Transmission of Diseases, Sexuality

  • Describe how lifestyle, pathogens, family history and other risk factors are related to the cause or prevention of disease 
  • Identify the structure and function of bacteria and viruses and explain how they transmit diseases
  • Describe God’s plan for sexual relationships
  • Explain the adverse physical, emotional, and economic consequences of premarital sex and ways to support a decision for abstinence

 

Scientific Inquiry

  • Make observations
  • Ask questions or form hypotheses based on these observations
  • Plan a simple investigation
  • Collect data from the investigation
  • Use the data collected from the investigation to explain the results
  • Safely use and store tools and equipment  

 

Service and Career Options

  • Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health, and/or Earth Science to serve the community
  • Identify careers in areas of science

EIGHTH GRADE

Physical: Chemistry 

  • Explain the structure of matter and how different forms can be combined to create new
    substances
  • Explain conservation of matter
  • Describe how elements are organized on the periodic table 
  • Compare the properties of acids and bases
  • Identify and compare physical and chemical change
  • Identify methods used to separate mixtures into their component parts

Life: Ecology (Natural Resources); Plant Processes

  • Explain how use of natural resources affects quality of life and the health of ecosystems
  • Recognize that Earth’s materials are limited and explore strategies for addressing this problem
  • Describe how water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen are recycled through the environment
  • Describe the life processes of a plant including photosynthesis and reproduction


Earth: Creation/Evolution

  • Distinguish between the basic ideas of and evidence for naturalistic evolution and special creation

 Health: Health Risks, Community Health

  • Describe personal and community health care practices that result in prevention, detection and treatment of communicable diseases
  • Know how to locate and use community health resources that provide valid health information 
  • Identify community health organizations and agencies such as The American Cancer Society and the advocacy services they provide

 

Scientific Inquiry

  • Make observations
  • Ask questions or form hypotheses based on these observations
  • Plan a simple investigation
  • Collect data from the investigation
  • Use the data collected from the investigation to explain the results
  • Safely use and store tools and equipment   

 Service and Career Options

  • Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health and/or Earth Science to serve the community
  • Identify careers in areas of science

 

 

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3942 Alabama Ave S.E. | Washington, DC 20020