Grades 6-8 Overview

The Module for Grades 6 to 8 includes six units and a total of 24 diverse lessons emphasizing hands-on, classroom-based activities. At these grade levels, Powering Our Future gives a strong emphasis to science content and understanding science as a process. Mathematics skills are also emphasized in a number of lessons, and any correlations with academic standards in language arts and other school subjects are noted for teacher reference as well.

The majority of lessons are classroom-based participatory activities. A few lessons utilize a technology component, which varies from interactive computer-based learning experiences to online student research. Background information as well as learning objectives and assessment ideas are provided for every lesson.

The grades 6-8 module has six units. They are: