Philip Poisson



7th and 8th Grade Co-taught Science
Room: 317

Phone: 480-635-2025 x317

philip.poisson@gilbertschools.net


Welcome to our co-taught Science class! 

8th Grade Co-taught Science
This course is designed to teach students basic fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and biology. The chemistry section will begin the study of the atom. The physics section will focus upon motion and Newton’s laws, the genetics component of biology and the structural and behavioral aspects of adaptations. This inquiry-based course will teach hands-on laboratory skills and methods as a means to learning the curriculum content. This course will reflect on the nature and history of science as well as looking into the impact science has on modern society. The course is driven by student needs, so instructional strategies, content level, and expectations will be focused on meeting student learning needs.

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

  • Lab Safety and Lab Equipment

  • The Scientific Process

  • Genetics/Adaptation

  • Matter

  • Chemistry

  • Human Impact on the Environment

  • Physics Unit

  • Rocket Project

7th Grade Co-taught Science

This course is designed to teach a selection of Earth and Life Science topics. Students will use inquiry as a discovery method in order to explain the relationship among objects in the solar system, describe the properties and composition of the Earth’s structure, explain the Earth’s geological processes, and analyze the interactions of living organisms within ecosystems. Scientific persona and events of historical significance will be integrated to support the curriculum and help students make relevant connections to their lives. The course is driven by student needs, so instructional strategies, content level, and expectations will be focused on meeting student learning needs.

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

  • Lab Safety and Lab Equipment

  • The Scientific Process

  • Layers of the Earth

  • Plate Tectonics

  • Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils

  • Life on the Crust/Ecology

  • Earth, Moon, and Sun

  • Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, and Universe

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