In science this year we will be studying the following topics: weather, ecology, planetary science and force and motion. Each unit will have a combination of labs and projects. Some of the work is done collaboratively, but final projects are usually completed individually. Science classes are inquiry based. Students will use a variety of techniques to design and conduct scientific investigations. They will use tools to gather, analyze and interpret data, or use scientific evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions or models. There will be opportunities for students to share their thoughts and ideas through class discussions.