SCIENCE

(Please note: Areas of the curriculum are currently being worked on or in the process of being created.  Any unit/subject which is underlined will link to the appropriate subject matter.  If it is not underlined, it is either being revised or created.)

Science Mission Statement

The mission of the science program of the Brunswick School Department is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to access, understand, and evaluate information. Our students will develop a body of knowledge and the ability to apply this understanding to evaluating research and solving problems. They will appreciate the interconnection between science, technology, and all other disciplines. Through their experiences the students, as actively engaged learners, will develop the curiosity and excitement necessary to become life-long learners.

Kindergarten
Unit 1: Motion (PDF)
Unit 2: Weather (PDF)
Unit 3: Self (PDF)

Grade 1
Unit 1: Day & Night (PDF)

Unit 2: Plants (PDF)
Unit 3: Seasons & The Water Cycle (PDF)

Grade 2
Unit 1: Animals (PDF)

Unit 2: Physical Changes (PDF)

Grade 3
Unit 1: Energy (PDF)
Unit 2: Pond Life (PDF)
Unit 3: Earth in the Universe (PDF)

Grade 4
Unit 1: Rocks and Minerals (PDF)

Unit 2: Biomes (PDF)
Unit 3: Force and Motion (PDF)

Grade 5
Unit 1: Astronomy (PDF)
Unit 2: Chemistry (PDF)

Unit 3: Human Body Systems (PDF)

Grade 6
Unit 1: Atoms and Elements (PDF)
Unit 2: Cells and Microscopes (PDF)

Unit 3: Classifying Life Forms (PDF)
Unit 4: Ecology (PDF)
Unit 5: Forensics and Scientific Method (PDF)

Grade 7
Unit 1: Chemistry (PDF)

Unit 2: Electricity and Magnetism (PDF)
Unit 3: Evolution (PDF)
Unit 4: Force Motion and Waves (PDF)
Unit 5: Genetics (PDF)
Unit 6: Inventions (PDF)
Unit 7: Nature of Science (PDF)

Grade 8
Unit 1: Astronomy (PDF)
Unit 2: Comparative Cellular Structure (PDF)
Unit 3: Energy (PDF)
Unit 4: Metric Unit (PDF)
Unit 5: Physics Challenges (PDF)
Unit 6: Planetary Systems (PDF)

Grade 9
Geophysical Science: Honors (approved 2/2016)
Unit 1: Science Methods (PDF)
Unit 2: Motion (PDF)
Unit 3: Forces (PDF)
Unit 4: Energy (PDF)
Unit 5: Nature of Matter (PDF)
Unit 6: Classification of Matter (PDF)
Unit: Atomic Structure (PDF)
Unit 8: Chemical Bonding (PDF)
Unit 9: Energy Transfer (PDF)

Biology: Advanced Placement (PDF)
Grades 9-12

Biology
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Molecular Basis of Heredity (PDF)
Unit 2: Biological Evolution (PDF) 

Unit 3: Matter, Energy, and Organization of the Living System (PDF)
Unit 4: Science as Inquiry (PDF) 

Unit 5: The Cell (PDF)
Unit 6: Behavior of Organisms (PDF)
Unit 7: Interdependence of Organisms (PDF)
Unit 8: Science and Society (PDF)
Unit 9: Science and Technology (PDF)
Unit 10: History and the Nature of Science (PDF)

Biology: Honors
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Molecular Basis of Heredity (PDF)
Unit 2: Biological Evolution (PDF)
Unit 3: Matter, Energy, and Organization of the Living System (PDF) 

Unit 4: Science As Inquiry (PDF) 

Unit 5: The Cell (PDF) 

Unit 6: Behavior of Organisms (PDF)
Unit 7: Interdependence of Organisms (PDF)
Unit 8: Science and Society (PDF) 

Unit 9: Science and Technology (PDF)
Unit 10: History and Nature of Science (PDF)

Chemistry
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Water-Exploring Solutions (PDF)
Unit 2: Materials-Structure and Uses (PDF)
Unit 3: Petroleum-Breaking and Making Bonds (PDF)
Unit 4: Air-Chemistry and the Atmosphere (PDF)
Unit 5: Industry-Applying Chemical Reactions (PDF)
Unit 6: Atoms-Nuclear Reactions (PDF)
Unit 7: Matter and Energy for Life (PDF)

Chemistry: Honors 
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Atomic Structure (PDF)
Unit 2: Chemical Reactivity (PDF)
Unit 3: Chemical Periodicity (PDF)
Unit 4: Solution Equilibrium (PDF)

Environmental Geoscience
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Lithosphere (PDF)
Unit 2: Biosphere (PDF)
Unit 3: Hydrosphere (PDF)
Unit 4: Atmosphere (PDF)
Unit 5: Cryosphere (PDF)

Geophysical Science
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Science Methods (PDF)
Unit 2: Motions (PDF)
Unit 3: Forces (PDF)
Unit 4: Energy (PDF)
Unit 5: Nature of Matter (PDF)
Unit 6: Classification of Matter (PDF)
Unit 7: Atomic Structure (PDF)
Unit 8: Chemical Bonding (PDF)

Physics
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Kinematics (PDF)
Unit 2: Dynamics (PDF)
Unit 3: Rotational Motion (PDF)
Unit 4: Energy (PDF)
Unit 5: Waves and Sound (PDF)
Unit 6: Light and Color (PDF)
Unit 7: Electrostatics (PDF)
Unit 8: Electric Currents (PDF)
Unit 9: Magnetism (PDF)
Unit 10: Special Relativity (PDF)

Physics Honors
Grades 9-12
Unit 1: Conceptual Tools (PDF)
Unit 2: One and Two Dimensional Kinematics (PDF)
Unit 3: Newton’s Law of Motion (PDF)
Unit 4: Work and Energy (PDF)
Unit 5: Momentum (PDF)
Unit 6: Rotational Motion (PDF)
Unit 7: Electricity (PDF)

Human Anatomy (approved 2/2016)
Grades 11-12

Unit 1: The Skeletal System (PDF)
Unit 2: The Nervous System (PDF)
Unit 3: The Muscular System (PDF)
Unit 4: The Integumentary System (PDF)
Unit 5: The Digestive System (PDF)
Unit 6: The Circulatory System (PDF)
Unit 7: The Respiratory System (PDF)

Marine Science (approved 2/2016)
Grades 11-12

Unit 1: Maine Marine Ecosystems (PDF)
Unit 2: Survey of Marine Life (PDF)
Unit 3: Oceans (PDF)
Unit 4: Climate Change (PDF)

Environmental Science (approved 2/2016)
Grades 11-12

Unit 1: Soil (PDF)
Unit 2: Forestry (PDF)
Unit 3: Wildlife (PDF)
Unit 4: Aquatics (PDF)

Human Anatomy and Physiology Honors (approved 2/2016)
Grades 11-12

Unit 1: The Human Body-An Orientation (PDF)
Unit 2: Body Tissues (PDF)
Unit 3: The Integumentary System (PDF)
Unit 4: The Skeletal System (PDF)
Unit 5: The Muscular System (PDF)
Unit 6: The Nervous System (PDF)
Unit 7: Blood (PDF)
Unit 8: The Cardiovascular System (PDF)
Unit 9: The Respiratory System (PDF)
Unit 10: The Digestive System (PDF)
Unit 11: The Urinary System (PDF)
Unit 12: The Endocrine System (PDF)
Unit 13: The Reproductive System (PDF)