Lower grades Science is all about hands on experiences.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the gateways to critical thinking and developing the conceptual skills students need to understand the world around them. These skills, combined with the ability to problem solve, work collaboratively, conduct research, and planning and executing a design process are considered the foundation to innovation that is needed for our students’ future success.
St. Ignatius has a fully implemented NGSS Science program for 1st – 8th grade.
Architect Bruce Monighan; Jesuit Robotics; Mad Science; Author Amy Rogers; Christian Brothers Chemistry Department; California Department of Fish & Wildlife; Dairy Council of California; Intellibricks; Florin High School Engineering Pathway; Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Scientist Lori Madden; Dr. Jaime Dickerson and Critical Care Nurse Stan Zakerski; Paper Airplane Challenge with Brian Clough; Dr.
1st grade:Life Sciences Unit-What plants need; Plants everywhere; Parts of plants ; Animals everywhere; What animals need; How animals get food ; Land habitats; Water habitats; Plants and animals need each other ; Food chains. Earth Sciences Unit-Describe weather; The warmth of the sun; Measure weather; Winter; Spring; Summer; Fall. Physical Sciences Unit-Describing matter; Solids; Liquids; Gases; Heating Matter; Cooling matter; Mixing matter. Engineering.
For 2nd – 4th grade students, presentations to their classmates and occasionally family members is an integral part of our Science curriculum. Students will conduct individual and group presentations throughout the year on a variety of topics.
Parents, please plan on joining us at least twice this year for your student’s presentations. I will send you an email and of course inform your student that you will be invited in to the classroom to view their presentation.
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual Group.
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.