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Science

The Science Assignments are as follows: 

Grade 6: Students will read a series of six Grade 6 science articles (click the related link to access each article): Article 1-Can Animals Think ​​​​​​​;  Article 2-The Parrot Who Says He's Sorry​​​​​​​ ; Article 3- Dogs Likely Born With Canine Therapy ​​​​​​​: Article 4 - Scientists Think That Animals Think​​​​​​​ ;  Article 5 - What Do Animals Think ;  and Article 6 - Do Animals Think   to access these articles). Once this is done, all students must then complete the GRADE 6 Science Graphic Organizer​​​​​​​.

Grade 7: Students will read a series of six Grade 7 science articles (click the related link to access each article): Article 1 - What Are Atoms? (Structure and Properties of Atoms); Article 2 - What Is Matter?​​​​​​​ (Changing Properties of Matter); Article 3 - The Facts About Cells​​​​​​​ (Structures of Life);
Article 4 - Steamboat Geyser At Yellowstone​​​​​​​ (Geology); Article 5 - Kilauea Volcano​​​​​​​ (Geology); Article 6 - California To Tackle Water Scarcity (Minimizing Human Impact Through Engineering Design).
Once this is done, all students must then answer the questions on the Grade 7 Science Summer Reading 2022 Response Sheet
 
Grade 8 NON-SCHOLARS Students: Students will read a series of five Grade 8 science articles (click the related link to access each article): Article 1 - "Forces On A Baseball​​​​​​​" (Energy, Forces and Motion); Article 2 - Solar Eclipse 2017 (Earth's Place in the Universe); article 3 - How Our Solar System Formed (Earth's Place in the Universe); Article 4 - "Evidence For Evolution​​​​​​​" (Evolution, Natural Selection, and Adaptations); Article 5 - "Scientists Using Drones to Help Protect Amazon River Dolphins​​​​​​​" (Evolution of Technology in Science). Once this is done, all students must then answer the questions on this Grade 8 Science Summer 2022 Reading Response Sheet. (PLEASE NOTE: For the Khan Academy articles listed above, it is NOT required to give a donation in order to view. Simply scroll down on the site to view the articles).
 
Grade 8 SCHOLARS ONLY: 8th Grade scholars students have a different assignment in lieu of, not in addition to, the one above. Scholars students must click 8th Grade Scholars Science Summer Assignment (Living Environment) to print out and complete all questions (answers written directly on the form). 
 
STUDENTS IN OUR 12:1 PROGRAM IN ALL GRADES will choose only ONE article from their grade selection of articles above. They will then complete a brief summary of no less than one paragraph and no more than three paragraphs INSTEAD of the Reading Response Sheet referenced above.
 
Due Date: The Task Graphic Organizer for 6th grade and the Reading Assignment sheet for 7th and 8th grades (including the Living Environment 8th Grade Scholars Assignment) are due at the end of the first week of school, i.e., Friday, September 16, 2022