|Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades K-9||Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 9-12||Course Textbooks Lists|
Links to Curriculum/Course Content Descriptions:
|Science Grades K-5||Science Grades 6-8||Biology|
|Life Science - no longer offered|
Course descriptions (content standards) are mirrored in the Oregon State Content & Benchmark Standards. The content standards are measured in the Oregon Statewide Assessments.
Links to High School Course Content Descriptions:
|Chemistry||AP Chemistry||Geology of the Pacific Northwest|
|Physics||AP Physics B||Astronomy|
|Chemistry in the Community||AP Environmental Science||Oceanography|
|Conceptual Physics||Anatomy & Physiology I||Marine Biology|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||Ecology Field Study/Environ Sci|
|Life Science - no longer offered||Organic & Bio Chemistry||Ethnobotany|
|Physical Science - no longer offered||Forensic Science|
Documents reflect the approved district course descriptions; however, actual course content and timeline may vary based on teacher and class needs. Course selection and sequencing may vary based on teacher recommendation and student interest. Not all courses may be offered every year.
|Instruction Related Documents||Internet Resources|
The principles underlying the National Science Education Standards are challenging and guiding the state of Oregon and the West Linn-Wilsonville School District to help students move toward higher levels of science understanding and demonstrated proficiency. They are:
Science is for all students.
Learning science is an active process.
School science reflects the intellectual and cultural traditions that characterize the practice of contemporary science.
Improving science education is part of systemic reform.