• Curriculum: 

    All students will become EXPLORER Scientists by mastering the following objectives:

    • HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH
      • Evaluate evidence of our changing planet
    • ANIMAL EVOLUTION & CLASSIFICATION
      • Analyze the Theory of Evolution
      • Explain the relationship of natural Selection
    • HYDROSPHERE
      • Explain and explore the structure of the hydrosphere
      • Analyze the effects of humans on water quality
    • ECOSYSTEMS
      • Differentiate between abiotic and biotic factors
      • Summarize the relationships among the trophic levels
      • Analyze the flow of energy in a food web
    • CHEMISTRY
      • Introduction to the periodic table
      • Learning the physical and chemical properties of matter
    • ENERGY SOURCES
      • Analyze consequences of energy source attainment and use
      • Recognize renewable vs. nonrenewable resources
    • MICROBIOLOGY
      • Compare the energy production process of plants vs animals
      • Explain the relationship of diet and exercise on human health
      • Learn about positive and negative effects of microbes on humans and the environment
    • BIOTECHNOLOGY
      • Understand the affect and use of biotechnology on living organisms
      • Learn about the effects of biotechnology on North Carolina’s economy & agriculture