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
Unit 2: Weather
Unit 3: Self


Grade 1
Unit 1: Day & Night

Unit 2: Plants
Unit 3: Seasons & The Water Cycle

Grade 2
Unit 1: Animals

Unit 2: Physical Changes

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

Grade 4
Unit 1: Rocks and Minerals

Unit 2: Biomes
Unit 3: Force and Motion

Grade 5
Unit 1: Astronomy
Unit 2: Chemistry

Unit 3: Human Body Systems

Grade 6
Unit 1: Atoms and Elements
Unit 2: Cells and Microscopes

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

Grade 7
Unit 1: Chemistry

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

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

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

Biology: Advanced Placement
Grades 9-12

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

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

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

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

Unit 4: Science As Inquiry 

Unit 5: The Cell 

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

Unit 9: Science and Technology
Unit 10: History and Nature of Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unit 1: Soil
Unit 2: Forestry
Unit 3: Wildlife
Unit 4: Aquatics

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

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