This year we will be following the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will follow the grade 6th integrated learning course. In this course students will study life, physical, earth science, and technology and engineering. Our cross cutting concepts this year will be on patterns; structure and function; systems and system models. Within life science we will address these concepts by learning about cells and organisms. In Earth and Space science we focus on weather and climate. Finally, in physical science we will focus on energy. We will also look at the human impact of the energy and matter flow.