In the Earth Science Lab, students will explore the topics of Meterology, Astronomy, and Geology through hands-on activities and investigations. The goal of the lab is to offer students a wide range of hands-on science experiences. This will allow students the opportunity to explore the scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way.
Earth Science Lab is aligned to the California State Earth Science and Investigation Standards. These Standards will be addressed in lab and weekly homework assignments.
Students are introduced to the basic laws of mechanics, energy and motion through hands-on engaging science experiments. Students learn to hypothesize, design experiments, observe, measure and develop critical thinking skills.
The students use springs, balloons, rubber bands, toy cars, rockets, levers, scales, airplanes, boats, catapults and small nuclear reactors in their experiments to prove their hypotheses.
Over the course of a 9 week quarter, students will study plants, animals, insects, living systems, and environments according to applicable grade level standards. Students will attend the life science lab 1 day a week for 1 hour and 20 minutes at a time.
After each lab session students will be assigned homework. Homework is due at the next lab session. Each lab session has a hands on component ranging from growing plants, constructing beetle runways, observing crayfish, to conducting yeast experiments.
Students at Brentwood Science Magnet get to experience 2 computer labs, 4 iPad labs, and an amazing full-time computer science teacher.
Our students learn: