Collegiate Hall - College Preparatory Charter School
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Science

Collegiate Hall Scholars will develop a curiosity and desire to explore the world around them. Students will build a solid foundation and deep understanding of the scientific process. Through experimentation, research, critical thinking, and problem solving, scholars will garner the ability to successfully defend their discoveries.

4th Grade

4th Grade Science introduces the physical systems of the worlds, how objects carry energy, and the structures of organisms on Earth.  

Big Questions Tackled:

  • How can energy be moved from one place to another?
  • What structures of a plant help it survive and grow?
  • How do animals respond to dangerous stimuli?
  • What can we look for in the ground to show us the changes in landscape over time?

Topics Covered:

  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Molecules and Organisms
  • Earth’s rock layers
  • Earth’s systems
  • Earth and Human Activity

5th Grade

Collegiate Hall 5th graders will develop a curiosity and desire to explore the world around them.  As they prepare for the transition to experiments in the Lower Academy, they will build essential data interpreting skills and provide evidence when contributing their findings.

Big Questions Tackled:

  • How does what we know about the world affect the way we see it?
  • What makes a discovery significant?
  • What is your role in the universe?

Topics Covered:

  • Engineering Process
  • Matter and Its Interactions
  • Interdependence
  • Earth and Space
  • Landforms and Human Impact

6th Grade

Collegiate Hall 6th graders will continue to indulge their curiosity as they prepare for the Upper Academy. They will deepen their understanding of scientific concepts and the scientific process through an introduction to experimentation.

Big Questions Tackled:

  • How does what we know about the world affect the way we see it?
  • What makes a discovery significant?
  • What distinguishes the living from the non-living?

Topics Covered:

  • Engineering Process
  • Matter and Its interactions
  • Forces
  • Ecosystems
  • Human Impact on Earth