At St. Josaphat School, our junior high science classes follow the Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) curriculum created by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. The 5th grade studies a combination of earth, life, and physical sciences, while 6th grade focuses on earth science, 7th grade focuses on life science, and 8th grade focuses on physical science.
The units are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards are based on seven core practices, including developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data, and engaging in arguments from evidence. To learn more about the standards please visit this link.