Academics

Science Classes Overview

Science units are planned by teachers using the Colorado Academic Standards and the Common Core Science Literacy Standards. Science content per grade level is determined by Colorado Department of Education. GALS Denver partners with the Smithsonian Institute and teachers are trained to use their Laser curriculum. Science classes are rich in hands on labs, dissections, and literacy-based activities. GALS Denver will soon be the recipients of a Campos SmartLab, bringing new STEM technologies to our students.

In 6th Grade, students start the year with a student of the Scientific Method, followed by

  • Chemistry
  • Energy Resources
  • Water
  • Ecosystems

In 7th Grade, students start the year with a student of the Scientific Method, followed by:

  • Earth Science
  • Cells
  • Genetics
  • Human Body

In 8th Grade, students start the year with a student of the Scientific Method, followed by:

  • Types of Energy
  • Forces and Motion
  • Space
  • Weather and Climate