Science Topics Covered from age

nJoy Science: Topics Covered from age 9 through to Middle School

 

Topics covered

nJoy Science Curriculum Apologia Curriculum

Year 1 Science in the Creation Week

Year 2 Scientific Invention and Design

Year 3 The Science Around Us

General Science

Physical Science

Biology

         

Classification - 5 kingdoms of living things

     

X

 

Plants - growth, needs, life cycle

X

       

Plants - parts and their function

X

       

Plants - photosynthesis and transpiration

X

       

Plants classification - seed/non seed, moncot/dicot

X

       

Plants - uses

X

       

Plants - reproduction

    X    

Plants - response to stimuli

    X    

Plants - habitats

    X    

Plants - nitrogen cycle

    X    

Plants - cell

     

X

 

Invertebrates vs vertebrate

X

 

X

   

Giant squid

X

       

Insects

X

 

X

   

Fish

X

       

Fish - air bladder

 

X

     

Coral Reef

   

X

   

Birds

X

  X    

Birds - design for flight, feathers

X

       

Animals - 5 groups of vertebrates

X

       

Animals - life cycles and reproduction

   

X

   

Animals - camouflage

   

X

   

Animals - evolution

     

X

 

Animal behavior, design, hibernation

   

X

   

Animal migration

 

X

X    

Dinosaurs

X

       

Nature Study

X

 

X

   

Ecosystems - Food chains - owl pellets

X

  X

X

 

Ecosystems - pollution, conservation, green house effect , acid rain

       

X

Biomes - grassland, desert, scrubland, tundra, deciduous forest, rain forest, fresh water, marine

   

X
 

   

Human - concept of unique genes, fingerprints

X

       

Human body - the eye

X

X

   

X

Human body - the brain and nervous system

 

X

  X  

Human body - genetic information

 

X

  X  

Human body - germs, immune system, care of body

 

X

  X  

Microbes

 

X

     

Pasteurization, vaccination

 

X

     

The animal cell

     

X

 

Energy and Life

     

X

 

Human - 5 senses

    X    

Human - teeth, digestive system, excretory system

     

X

 

Human - nutrition

   

X

X

 

Human - skin

     

X

 

Human - circulatory system and blood

     

X

 

Human - respiratory system

     

X

 

Human - Endocrine system

     

X

 

Human- Skeletal and muscular system

     

X

 

Earth Science

         

Air - pressure

X

     

X

Air - a gas

X

     

X

Air as a force in flight

X

       

The Atmosphere, function, the blue sky

X

     

X

Weather

X

     

X

Rocks - types, formation, cycle

X

   

X

 

Minerals and crystals

X

  X

X

 

Structure of earth - crust, mantle etc

X

     

X

Plate tectonics

X

     

X

The Flood - fossils

X

   

X

 

Mountain and valley formation

       

X

Volcanoes

       

X

Erosion and weathering

     

X

 

Earthquakes

       

X

Oceans - waves, tides, tsunamis

X

  X    

Ocean - floor, sediments, zones, trenches, canyons

   

X

   

Water cycle

X

     

X

Lakes, rivers and glaciers - types, formation

   

X

   

Hydrosphere

       

X

Grand canyon

X

   

X

 

Space- stars , galaxies, constellations

X

     

X

Space - our solar system

X

       

Space - mars atmosphere and CO2

X

       

Earth and moon - eclipses, moon phases

   

X

   

Asteroids, meteors and comets

   

X

   

Space exploration

 

X

     

Seasons - earth and sun movement

X

       

Time - Ways to tell the time

X

       

Direction - finding north

X

X

     

Navigation - using sun, Polaris, GPS

 

X

     

Latitude, longitude

 

X

     

Earth magnetic field, how a compass works

 

X

   

X

Star elevation

 

X

     

Chemistry

         

Water - chemical structure, physical properties and uses

X

     

X

States of matter

X

       

Volume, mass, density

   

X

   

Atoms and molecules, elements, compounds

       

X

Paper making

 

X

     

Printing, ink

 

X

     

Glass

  X      

Polymers

 

X

 

   

Cement, bricks, steel, paint

 

X

     

Periodic Table

       

X

Radioactivity

       

X

Physics

         

Sound - waves, pitch, wavelength, loudness, velocity, resonance

X

     

X

Sound - recording and sending

 

X

     

Sound - the ear

 

X

 

X

 

Light - waves

X

     

X

Light - reflection, refraction

X

     

X

Light - spectrum

X

     

X

Light - sources ( bulbs, chemical, burning..)

X

       

Light - seeing light. The eye

X

X

   

X

Buoyancy

X

X

     

Submarines

 

X

     

Steam engine

 

X

     

Simple machines

 

X

 

X

 

Inventiveness

 

X

     

Force and work

 

X

   

X

The Wheel - gears ,pulleys

 

X

 

X

 

Mechanical advantage

 

X

 

X

 

Friction

 

X

   

X

Electricity

 

X

   

X

Electromagnetism , motors and generators

 

X

   

X

Batteries

 

X

     

Flight - forces, shape, angle of wing

X

X

     

Airplane control

 

X

     

Jet propulsion, Newton's 3rd law

 

X

   

X

Rocket design, solid , liquid fuel

 

X

     

Heat - energy, measurement, flow

   

X

   

Energy - kinetic and potential

   

X

   

Magnetism

 

X

   

X

Motion - velocity, acceleration, gravity

       

X

Newton's laws

       

X

Forces - gravity, circular motion, electromagnetism

       

X

Technology

         

Telescope, microscope

 

X

     

Medical investigation - X ray, scan

 

X

     

Camera

 

X

     

Television

 

X

     

Computer

 

X

     

Architecture - arch, column, geodesic ..

 

X

     

History of Science

 

X

 

X

 

History of invention

 

X

 

X

 

Scientific Method

     

X

X

Experimentation

   

X

X

X

Archeology, paleontology

     

X

 

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