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Grades 5-8

5-8 Science

Hillel’s science department believes that the needs of students can best be met in a setting that is inquiry-based and student-centered. Additionally, the science program continues to nurture, foster and develop the love and curiosity for science. The curriculum continues to reinforce the scientific method and use of experimentation. The department uses various forms of technologies to enhance and enrich the classroom experience. The science department goals include:
 
  • Providing activities and hands-on experiences to channel and enhance learning.
  • Helping students to work both cooperatively and individually.
  • Incorporating STEAM and PBL.
  • Providing students the opportunity to collaborate, critically think, communicate and be creative.

List of 4 items.

  • Fifth Grade

    Human Body Systems:

    The body is made up of many systems that carry out important life processes.
               
    Adolescent development and HIV/AIDS:

    Our bodies are growing and changing and it important to understand and recognize this journey. People deserve honor and respect no matter what their physical ailment or sickness may be.
              
    Chemistry:

    All non-living substances are composed of the same basic parts that can interact and change.

    Forces, Motion, and Simple Machines:

    There are many forces present that affect our movement. Objects are designed to withstand the forces upon them.
     
    Robotics:

    Simple Machines can be combined in unique ways to carry out a task.

    Energy:

    There is a limited amount of energy on Earth that is continually being changed from one form to another. Objects are engineered with a specific energy source in mind.
  • Sixth Grade

    Earthquakes and Volcanoes:

    The surface of the earth and our environment have been shaped substantially by the behavior of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and the plate tectonic forces that cause them. Engineers design buildings to withstand the forces of nature.

    Astronomy:

    The earth is a part of a system and is affected by changes in that system from its origin to the present.

    Robotics:

    Simple machines can be combined in unique ways to carry out a task.
              
    Biomes:

    All living things depend on each other for survival. Our actions affect the survival of various species in some way.

    Plants:

    All organisms in some way are dependent upon plants.
  • Seventh Grade

    Cells:

    Cells are the basic unit of all living things.
              
    Chemical interactions:

    All non-living substances are composed of the same basic parts that can interact and change. Engineers design from want or need and must consider many factors during the design process.

    Viruses, bacteria, and sex education:

    Our bodies are sacred. It is our responsibility to take care of our bodies and take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves.

    Robotics:

    Machines can be programmed to carry out a specific task.

    Animal kingdoms:

    There are similarities and differences between the phyla within the animal kingdom.
  • Eighth Grade

    Genetics:

    Genetics explains the unity and diversity of organisms.
              
    Magnetism and electricity:

    Magnetism and electricity are integral parts of Earth’s electrical infrastructure. Simple circuitry can be used to engineer new and innovative devices.

    Physics:

    All objects in a system react with one another in a physical manner. Objects are designed to accommodate the appropriate forces involved.
             
    Robotics:

    Machines can be programmed to carry out a specific task.
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
COLLABORATION שיתוף פעולה
COMMUNICATION תיקשורת
CHARACTER אישיות
COMMUNITY קהילה
CORE JEWISH VALUES ערכים יהודיים עיקריים
Welcome to Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, a vibrant community Jewish day school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, committed to halakhah, and devoted to academic excellence. Our families are diverse in their beliefs, affiliations and observances; we work together to create a welcoming community based upon mutual respect and shared values.
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