Key Concepts - Science

Provided below are key concepts for each academic subject area. Concepts are listed by subject and grade and give additional insight into the curriculum and instruction for the College for Kids Program. Listed are the themes for each subject area, followed by the key learning concept which inspires the in class product that is created by the students. Also listed are the essential concepts that will be taught in the classroom.

6th Grade Science
It’s An H2O Thing
Key Learning

What important role does water play in earth processes?

Water Works
Essential Concepts
  • Water =
  • Atmospheric Water Cycle
  • Ocean Topography
  • Waves, Currents, and Tides
  • Protecting the Environment: Watersheds


7th Grade Science
Legos of Life
Key Learning

How are cells the building blocks of all life?


Cell Models & Games

Essential Concepts
  • Cell Needs
  • Cell Structures
  • Cell Organization
  • Cell Functions
  • Organ Systems


8th Grade Science
May the Force Be With You
Key Learning

How are gravity, electricity, and magnetism forces of nature?

Essential Concepts
  • Force & Mass
  • Gravitational Force
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Electric Current
  • Magnetism