Science 6B uses multiple media sources to foster scientific inquiry and spark curiosity. The student will discover ways that scientists use data, models, and technology gather information and make predictions. Throughout this course, the student will investigate topics such as weather, climate, and natural resources. The student will collect and analyze data to discover how changes to weather conditions occur. They will also use scientific models to investigate how atmospheric circulation produces climate patterns and how thermal energy transfer affects climate. This course explains renewable and non-renewable resources and the environmental implications associated with methods of managing and using energy resources. The student will identify and describe human activities that contribute to global climate change. The student will also learn about natural hazards and how scientists use historical data to forecast and prepare for future catastrophic events. Throughout the course, the student will engage in activities that promote critical thinking, explore increasingly complex conceptual relationships, and encourage them to be curious about the world they live in and explore ways to test and apply their ideas.
Connections Education LLC dba Pearson Virtual Schools USA, its schools and affiliates use information technology as a means of providing equality of opportunity to the greatest number of people, including people with disabilities. Connections aims to create a culture of accessibility through education. Connections is committed to working with the schools it supports in developing accessible websites and other electronic information to the Technical Standards and principles set forth in Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Federal law requires all public schools to provide students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Students have 24-hour assistance in LMS and technical support.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly