Science

NCCL School’s science curriculum reflects our philosophy that children learn best when they are engaged and asking questions about the world. Through carefully crafted, hands-on investigations, teachers help students to see and quantify patterns and relationships and to communicate these findings to others.

Content and Concepts

Group 1: Grades K, 1​​

Life Sciences

Human Body: Systems and Senses

Animal Life: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects

Dinosaurs

Plant Life

Life Cycles

Earth and Space Science

Solar System

Ecosystems and Biomes:

Rainforests, Deserts, Deciduous Forests, Oceans

Fossils

Weather

Physical Science

States of Matter

Forces: Push and Pull, Weights and Balances

​Group 2: Grades 2, 3, and 4​​

Life Sciences

Plant Life: Trees

Migration

Human Body: Senses

Earth and Space Science

Geology

Physical Science

Simple Machines

Magnets

Electricity

Sound

Optics

Group 3: Grades 5 and 6​​

Life Sciences

Botany

Human Body

Systems and Cell structures and function

Earth and Space Science

Geology: Tectonic Plate Theory

Meteorology

Planetary Systems

Ecology

Science Challenge: Bridge Building

Physical Science

Atoms and Molecules

States of Matter

Electromagnetism

Earth’s Magnetic Field

Generating Current

​Group 4: Grades 7 and 8

Life Sciences

Biology: Genetics and Evolution

Earth and Space Science

Astronomy

Environmental Science

Human population growth

Sustainability

Physical Science

Physics

Chemistry

Electronics and Computer Science

Coding

Applications