Science

The NMS Science program typically includes the following courses:

Life Science

Life science course is made up of 10-12Units that introduce students to the various life forms on the planet. Students learn about cells and bacteria to plants and animals, and everything in between. Students will also gain a thorough understanding of how all these living things work together and the role they play in our lives.

Earth Science

The Earth Science curriculum focuses on the components that make up our planet. In addition to learning about the Earth’s history, atmosphere, and resources, students will also explore weather and climate, the solar system, earthquakes, volcanoes, and so much more. Earth Science usually is between 8 to 12 Units

Physical Science

Between 7 to 12 Units offer a comprehensive look at non-living systems and the inorganic world. Students will begin by exploring matter, its physical and chemical properties, and different states. Throughout the science course, students will also learn about the periodic table, chemical reactions, motion, temperature, magnetism, and more.

Grade

Knowledge Areas

Skills

Activities/Outputs

One

  • About Living things – plants and animals
  • Interdependence between plants and animals
  • Weather and season patterns
  • Different states of matter –solid, liquid and gases
  • Changes in states of matter

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals

Two

  • Living things grow and change (plant and animal life cycle)
  • About rocks and soil
  • Learning Earth’s past through fossils
  • Natural resources and their uses in daily lives

In physical science

  • Position, motion and changing motion by applying pull and push force
  • Tools and machines
  • Gravity
  • Magnetic force

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals

Three

  • Land and water adaptations
  • Causes and effects of change in environment
  • Causes and effects of movement of earth and moon around sun. (Day and night, seasons, phases of moon and eclipse)
  • Solar system
  • Energy
  • Light

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals

Four

  • Energy for living things (food chain, food web)
  • Interdependence of living things in their surroundings (Different land and water adaptations)
  • Types of rocks (Igneous, sedimentary and Metamorphic)
  • Causes and effects of slow changes in earth’s surface (Weathering, Erosion and deposition)
  • Causes and effects of fast changes in earth’s surface (landslides, earthquake and volcano)
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals

Five

  • Structure of living things: From cells to diversity of organisms
  • Plant structure and functions
  • Human body systems: Digestive, respiratory, circulatory and excretory systems
  • Earth’s water
  • Earth’s weather
  • Structure of solar system, gravity and orbit
  • Elements, mixture and compounds
  • Chemical reactions, metals and alloys
  • Acids, bases and salt

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals

Six

  • Earth’s ecosystems (Photosynthesis, food chain, food web and pyramids)
  • Earth’s Land and water biomes
  • Heat energy
  • Flow of energy:Conduction, convection and radiation
  • Plate tectonics and Earth’s structure
  • Earth’s resources

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals

Seven

  • From cells to organisms
  • Cell division: (Mitosis and Meiosis)
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • The history of life in earth
  • Musculoskeletal system and levers
  • Cardiopulmonary system and pressure
  • Eye and light
  • Ear and sound
  • Human reproductive system

Predicting

Observing

Experimenting

Investigating

Inquiring

Recording

Comparing and contrasting

Analyzing

inferring

Conceptualizing

  1. Making models and dioramas
  2. Well – labelled diagrams
  3. Experiments
  4. Observations
  5. Investigations
  6. Application of different tools
  7. Presentation through presentation slides
  8. Display charts
  9. Concept maps
  10. Exercises (related to topics)
  11. Response Journals