Science

Grade 6
  • Constructs effective and insightful lab reports from experiments, building graphing skills and lab interpretation within the content areas of atmospheric science, electromagnetism, human anatomy, and physiology   
  • Utilizes OneNote features to introduce digital note taking and effective assessment study   
  • Introduces tablet capabilities through data collection and communication of learning, including digital lab reports and podcasts   
  • Utilizes tablet programming, including DyKnow, to facilitate collective discussions and problem-solving  
  • Utilizes tablet technology to effectively and efficiently collect, organize and analyze scientific data at developmentally appropriate skill levels


Grade 7
  • Explores ecosystems, the roles of organisms, and surveys Earth’s major biomes   
  • Examines simple machines, aerodynamics, and impact forces to learn Newton’s Laws   
  • Focuses on the process of science by crafting hypotheses, drafting experiments, and analyzing data using Microsoft Excel and TI-Nspire to produce tables and graphs   
  • Introduces the Harkness Method to discuss science concepts and current research topics     
  • Investigates LEED-certified building concepts 
  • Reinforces 7th grade math and art concepts and curricula through a series of co-instructed, integrated units centered around experiments, measurement, and design  
  • Utilizes tablet technology to effectively and efficiently collect, organize and analyze scientific data at developmentally appropriate skill levels

Grade 8
  • Builds on scientific literacy and data analysis skills from earlier grades    Investigates the physical and chemical properties of water and air through inquiry and hands-on activities   
  • Learns different energy sources and how to measure these sources    Examines earth origination theories and the forces that shaped it    Researches the cause of extinction throughout geological time   
  • Studies the dynamics of population growth and the human population’s impact on global resources, biodiversity, and the environment   
  • Utilizes tablet technology to effectively and efficiently collect, organize and analyze scientific data at developmentally appropriate skill levels
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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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