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The 8th grade science curriculum is a student-centered, hands-on, inquiry driven course that integrates chemistry, physics, and biology as they relate to the central theme of describing relationships between variables. The primary goal of the course is to train the students in the use of the inquiry process (the scientific method) as a means of accessing the curriculum. The students are then trained to effectively communicate their results through quarterly lab reports. The secondary goal is to help the students understand the connectedness of the topics within the curriculum to see the big picture, not just the individual facts. The third quarter Science presentation project integrates these goals into a process-driven project where the students research, design, perform, analyze, and communicate the results from an investigation about the effect of design changes to a roller coaster on the average speed of a marble traveling through the coaster.
The class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.
This position reports directly to the School Principal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics
Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
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