Summit Students take science all three years, beginning with Biological Sciences and the Environment, then Physical Sciences and the Earth, followed by either Advanced Topics in Science or Chemistry/Physics. Biological Sciences and the Environment and Physical Sciences and the Earth meet the middle school Science Standards. By 8th grade, students choose either Advanced Topics, which is designed to be exploratory in nature, and provides depth in the areas of physical science, life science and earth science; or, students may enroll in Foundations in Chemistry and Physics, which emulates the high school level pre-IB course in Chemistry/Physics. Observing relationships, identifying variables, calculating with significant figures, developing explanation through observation and analysis and laboratory methods are emphasized in Foundations in Chemistry/Physics.
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