Real-World Science

Real-World Science

The science program in the Junior Academy allows students to develop their inquiry and critical-thinking skills by exploring the nature of physical, life, and earth science. We use the Prentice Hall Science Explorer curriculum.

In sixth grade, students investigate matter, motion and forces, sound and light, electricity and magnetism, and technology. In seventh grade, students explore cells and heredity, diversity of life, ecology, and human biology.

In eighth grade, students study rocks, minerals, plate tectonics, erosion and weathering, geologic time, water, weather and climate, and astronomy.

Every Junior Academy student also participates in a Science Symposium, in which they complete one of the following projects: a traditional experiment, a topic exploration, a children’s science book, or an engineering challenge.