Students develop scientific reasoning and perform hands on experiments in Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences. They construct an electromagnet, identify minerals according to their properties, use chromatography to separate liquids, and assemble food webs. Students will explore topics such as: The Interdependence of Lifeproducers, consumers, and decomposers; food webs Animal and Plant Interactionspopulations; competition; predators and prey; symbiosis; animal behavior Invertebratessponges; worms; mollusks; arthropods; echinoderms Chemistrymixtures vs. solutions; distillation, evaporation, and chromatography Forces and Fluidspressure; forces in flight; density; buoyancy Human Bodynervous system (senses, reflexes, nerves, and brain); endocrine system (hormones, glands, growth, and digestion) Electricity and Magnetismcharges; magnets; static electricity; currents and circuits; electromagnetism Rocks and Mineralsthe earths interior; crystals; minerals; rock cycle; plate tectonics; volcanoes, earthquakes The Fossil Record and the History of Lifetypes of fossils; the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras.
Washakie County School District No. 1 makes every effort to ensure accessibility and usability of course content for all students.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Discussion Boards, Sign-in Sheets
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Students are assigned a designated Learning Coach/Mentor who will monitor participate and progress for this course.