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Cape May County Curriculum

Program Statement of Philosophy


As scientists engaged in inquiry, students need to experience the natural, physical, and chemical worlds directly while learning scientific terminology and theory. These experiences engage students in the scientific thinking processes of observing, communicating, comparing, organizing and experimenting.


The science curriculum emphasizes the thinking skills involved in the scientific methods of data collection, analysis, and problem solving.  It introduces students to the biological, physical, and earth sciences.  All grades use hands-on experiments and supportive written materials.


  • KINDERGARTEN: Plants and Animals/Collections from Nature; Rainbows, Color, & Light/Day & Night; Constructions/Dirt, Sand, and Water; Five Senses/My Body
  • GRADE ONE: Collecting and Examining Life/Habitats & Ecology; Force, Motion, & Energy; Weather
  • GRADE TWO: Sound; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, & Earth; Life Cycles
  • GRADE THREE: Electricity and Light; Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems; Matter
  • GRADE FOUR: Weather; Earth Science/Life in Soil; Oceans and the Environment
  • GRADE FIVE: Cells and Life; Populations & Ecosystems/Dynamic Earth; Establishment, Evolution, & Extinction
  • GRADE SIX: Solar System/Space Exploration; Earth and Atmosphere; Water, Water, Everywhere; Inventions
  • GRADE SEVEN: Force, Motion, Energy; Matter; Physics and Energy
  • GRADE EIGHT: Concepts of Chemistry; Heredity and Biological Concepts, Rainbows, Color, & Light/Day & Night

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