We are looking to revamp our curriculum and curriculum maps. We currently teach earth science in 6th grade, life science in 7th grade, and physical science in 8th grade. We are looking at possibly integrating all three into each grade level. What do you teach at each grade level?

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We integrated a few years back. I like it because each year grows on the next. Stanford put out a good resource called SCALE that I recommend reviewing. Inquiry based units that tie neatly together.

I am so late to respond! A couple years ago, my school revamped our middle school courses - Next year we introduce the new 8th grade. Michigan is an NGSS state & our version is grouped by topic. The order are my notes, not how the classes are actually organized.

6th grade: matter & energy in organisms & ecosystems; interdependent relationships in ecosystems; energy; structure & properties of matter; & space systems

7th grade: structure, function, & information processing; chemical reactions; forces & interactions; history of earth; & earth's systems

8th grade: growth, development, & reproduction of organisms; natural selection & adaptations; weather & climate; human impacts; & waves & electromagnetic radiation

We integrate across 6-8 grades. We follow states standards and use Science Fusion as our “textbook”. Students can write in these books as well as have access to online resources. We also opted to purchase a district subscription to e-Learning’s Gizmos(online virtual labs) which is really helpful to use with the class or as an alternative for quarantine students.

We do that in TN. I do NOT recommend it. I wish we taught a curriculum like yours.

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