SCIENCE IN FAUQUIER COUNTY
The Science Curriculum in Fauquier County is based on the premise, paraphrased from the National Science Education Standards, that learning Science is something that students do, not something that is done to them. An active learning process is envisioned in which students describe objects and events, ask questions, formulate explanations, test those explanations, and communicate their ideas to others. In this way, students build strong knowledge of science content, apply that knowledge to new problems, learn how to communicate clearly, and build critical and logical thinking skills. The students will then use these skills to approach the problems and questions that confront them daily.
K-5 Science is an integral part of the elementary curriculum. Different aspects of science are emphasized in each grade . The continuing strands each year from Virginia SOLs and National Science Education Standards are
Force and Motion
Interrelationships in Earth/Space Science
Earth patterns, Cycles and Change
Middle and High School Offerings
6th Grade Science is General Science with studies in life science, environmental science, physical science, and Earth/Space science. The science strands from elementary school continue.
7th Grade Science is Life Science
8th Grade Science is Physical Science.
Earth Science Biology II Ecology
Anatoomy & Physiology Chemistry AP
Biology Environmental Science AP
Biology Honors Physics Concepts
Biology II Honors - Marine Ecology AP Physics I and II