Welcome to CHCCS Secondary Science
The discipline of science offers students the opportunity to observe and analyze the natural and physical world. Students receive rigorous and engaging instruction based on the NC Science Essential Standards. Courses are designed to develop scientifically literate individuals by encouraging the development of scientific inquiry. Students study the life, earth and physical sciences.
North Carolina Science Standards
For more information about NC science standards, please see links below.
6th, 7th, and 8th grade Science Standards
Bilingual Science Glossaries
Translation of science terms. Use this link to view, download, and/print terms.
Your Child's Learning Experience
Middle School Science
Middle school science integrates topics from the physical, earth sciences, and life sciences each year.
6th grade science content includes the solar system, physical properties of matter, thermal energy, waves, light, sound, lithosphere, and plants.
7th grade science content includes the atmosphere and weather, cellular biology, human body systems, genetics, forces and motion, and energy.
8th grade science content includes the chemical properties of matter, pathogens and disease, evolution, hydrosphere, energy resources, and ecosystems.
High School Science
All students need three years of science to graduate, including a Biology, an Earth/ Environmental Science, and a Physical Science (Physical Science or Chemistry) course.
Earth/Environmental science content includes the position and role of the Earth in the universe; atmospheric, and hydrologic cycles, energy flow, and their influences on the biosphere; Earth’s internal and surface processes; management of Earth’s resources; and climate variability and change.
Biology science content includes the chemical basis of life, analysis of the cell as a living system, comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, molecular and biochemical processes, genetic continuity, homeostasis in plants and animals, and the evolution and ecology of populations
Physical Science content includes investigations into Newton’s Laws; types, properties and structure of matter; chemical bonding and interactions; nuclear energy; thermodynamics; wave properties; electricity and magnetism.
Chemistry content includes conservation of energy, atomic theory, chemical bonds, stoichiometry, properties and behaviors of solutions and gases and periodicity.
Physics content includes the motions of objects, systems of forces and their interactions with matter, energy, momentum, behaviors of waves, electricity and magnetism. Strong mathematics connections are integrated into assignments and classwork.