Introduction

The RAKAAG family considers itself to be an extended family comprising all students, parents and staff members. Our main concern is to produce happy, independent thinkers, and well – educated society members. All administrators, teachers, and students must take part and work as a team to achieve this goal. All members have duties, responsibilities and obligations; therefore every member is accountable.

We aim to teach students how to think critically, encourage them to draw connections between areas of knowledge and nurture a sense of responsibility toward others, and the society. RAKAAG also aims to contribute in building and producing young women who will be enthusiastic and independent individuals who can perform to the best of their ability and take a major part in the development of the society.

At RAKAAG, we believe we can add more value to students to the development of their academic skills and competence which will encourage creativity and excellence and to raise a generation who are capable of facing future challenges.

We believe education should begin at the earliest possible level. That is why computers and foreign language learning start in the elementary years. We want our students to appreciate learning as a life-long opportunity.

RAKAAG Vision

It is our vision to be a leading school in RAK as well as the UAE, producing female graduates of noble mind, who naturally blend Islamic and Arab values, traditions, culture and democratic ideals, to contribute proactively in the international and local communities beginning from their homes and families.

RAKAAG Mission

We aim to provide each and every student with an ideal learning environment to grow and excel from the time she begins her education journey with us. We pledge to do the utmost possible to offer our students a vibrant and enjoyable education opportunity that equips them for lifelong challenges.

Our Aims

  • Providing an educational environment that encourages creativity and excellence.

  • Fulfilling various needs of students.

  • Raising a generation of well-equipped students who are capable of facing future challenges.

  • Developing students’ character and ability to express themselves confidently in Arabic and English.

  • Raising a generation of students who are capable of utilizing the advanced means of technology in a practiced and useful manner.

  • Raising a generation of students who believe in their creator, loyal to their country and culture, and able to innovate and be creative.




Curriculum

Curriculum Guidelines

Kindergarten Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Phonics
  • Choral reading
  • Listening to literature, music, poetry
  • Nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fables
  • Social listening
  • Constructing visual images while listening
  • Oral communication skills
  • Role play
  • Following and giving directions
  • Organizing ideas
  • Experience stories
  • Relating events and experiences using complete sentences
  • Listening for correct speech habits and word usage

    Mathematics

  • Simple counting to 100
  • One-to-one relationship
  • Concepts of more than , less than, same
  • Sequence of events
  • Correspondence of quantities
  • Numbers - numeral relationship
  • Recognition of basic sets
  • Meaning of addition and subtraction
  • Introduction to number line
  • Elementary geometry (shapes)

    Science

  • Observation of everyday, familiar things
  • Common animals and plants
  • The sun: our principal source of energy
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Colors
  • Senses

    Health and Physical Education

  • Personal hygiene
  • Good eating habits
  • Good grooming
  • Care of teeth
  • Major body parts
  • Physical fitness
  • Safety to and from school

Grade One Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Reading
  • Phonetic analysis
  • Structural analysis
  • Establishing sight vocabulary
  • Reading informally: names, labels, signs
  • Creating stories and poems
  • Telling favorite stories
  • Organizing ideas and impressions
  • Presenting information orally, in sequence and with clarity
  • Discussion skills: taking part in group discussion
  • Beginning spelling
  • Beginning grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives
  • Introduction to punctuation and capitalization

     Mathematics

  • Counting and writing to 100
  • Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
  • Simple number patterns
  • Using 10 as a basic unit
  • Simple properties of zero
  • Beginning addition and subtraction facts
  • Number-line use
  • Place value and numeration
  • Concepts of quantity and size
  • Using 1/2 and 1/4 appropriately
  • Geometric patterns and figures
  • Basic customary and metric measurement
  • Recognizing time: clock and calendar
  • Solving simple word problems
  • Basic chart and graph concepts

     Science

  • All about Animals
  • All about Plants
  • Environments for Living things
  • Places to Live
  • Our Earth
  • Natural Resources
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Objects in the Sky
  • All about Matter
  • Heat, Light, and Sound
  • Motion

Grade Two Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Reading silently for purpose
  • Use and meaning of quotation marks in reading
  • Story development: beginning, middle and Listening skills
  • Organizing ideas and impressions
  • Vocabulary development
  • Ways to study spelling
  • Simple punctuation and capitalization
  • Writing independently
  • Brief and simple letters and journals
  • Narration, description, letters, poetry

     Mathematics

  • Counting, reading, writing to 1,000
  • Counting by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, and 10's
  • Addition and subtraction facts
  • Basic multiplication and division facts
  • Place value through 100's
  • Basic concept of probability
  • Geometry: Plane Shapes and solid Figures
  • Common customary and metric measures of time, weight, length, volume, shape, temperature
  • Telling time and using the calendar
  • Problem solving
  • Charts and graphs

     Science

  • Living things and their environment
  • Living and Non living Things
  • Plants
  • Observing and Classifying Matter
  • Changes in Matter
  • Sound
  • Motion
  • The Solar System
  • Natural Resources
  • Weather
  • Exploring Earth’s Surface
  • Light and Heat

Grade Three Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Silent reading
  • Reading poetry aloud
  • Oral presentations
  • Alphabetizing through the third letter of a word
  • Dictionary skills
  • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
  • Spelling
  • Beginning cursive writing
  • Concept of paragraph
  • Using period, comma, question mark, apostrophe, quotation marks
  • Writing short, original stories and poems
  • Grammar

     Mathematics

  • Reading and writing numbers to 5 places
  • Rounding numbers
  • Simple fractions and equivalents
  • Numeration systems
  • Addition and subtraction facts
  • Multiplication and division facts
  • Perimeter, area, volume
  • Geometric constructions
  • Similar and congruent figures
  • Properties of solid figures
  • Customary and metric measurement
  • Problems-solving analysis
  • Word problems
  • Charts and graphs

     Science

  • Types of Living Things
  • Where living Things are found
  • Conserving Resources
  • Types of Animals
  • Types of Plants
  • Living Things Depend on Another
  • Electricity and Magnets
  • Energy
  • Forces that shape the land
  • Work and Machines
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Heat, Light, and Sound
  • Forces and Motion
  • The Water Cycle
  • Earth’s Place in the Solar System

Grade Four Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Silent and oral reading
  • Choral reading
  • Listening skills
  • Making and accepting simple social introductions
  • Summarizing simple information
  • Listening to literature
  • Short stories, chapter books, poetry, plays
  • Spelling
  • Increasing dictionary skills
  • Simple outlining
  • Writing letters and informal notes
  • Written and oral book reports
  • Creative writing

     Mathematics

  • Reading and writing numbers
  • Prime numbers less than 100
  • Prime factoring
  • Subsets
  • Decimal and fraction equivalents
  • Addition and subtraction facts
  • Multiplication and division facts to 144
  • 1-, 2-, and 3-digit multiplication problems
  • 2- and 3-digit dividend, 1-digit divisor problems
  • Meaning of mixed numbers
  • Finding simple averages
  • Geometric concepts
  • Customary and metric measurement
  • Time to the second
  • Problem-solving methods
  • Charts and graphs

     Science

  • Classifying Living Things
  • Life Cycles
  • Adaptations
  • Understanding Ecosystems
  • Energy Transfer in Ecosystem
  • The Rock Cycle
  • The Water Cycle
  • Planets
  • Matter and Its Properties
  • Changes in Matter
  • Sound
  • Light and Heat
  • Forces and Motion
  • Simple Machines
  • Making and Using Electricity
  • Changes to Earth’s Surface

Grade Five Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Silent and oral reading
  • Types of literature
  • Presenting original plays
  • Listening skills
  • Dictionary use for word meaning, analysis, spelling
  • Homophones and homographs
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Using a thesaurus
  • Spelling
  • Plurals and possessives
  • Kinds of sentences
  • Parts of sentences
  • Paragraph writing
  • Writing letters, stories, reports, poems, plays
  • Preparing a simple bibliography
  • Proofreading skills
  • Parts of a newspaper
  • Using study materials: keys, tables, graphs, charts, legends, library catalogs, index, table of contents, reference materials, maps

     Mathematics

  • Reading and writing numbers to 10 places
  • Mixed numbers
  • Numeration systems
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers
  • Fundamental processes: whole numbers and common fractions
  • Common and decimal fractions
  • Decimals to the thousandths
  • Ratio and percent
  • Exponents
  • Customary and metric measurements
  • Extension of geometric concepts
  • Word problems in daily life
  • Charts and graphs: picture, bar, line, and circle graphs

     Science

  • Cells to Body Systems
  • Classifying Living Things
  • Animal Growth and Heredity
  • Plant Growth and Reproduction
  • Energy and Ecosystems
  • The Rock cycle
  • Ecosystems and Change
  • Fossils
  • Changes to Earth’s Surface
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Sound and Light
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Properties of Matter
  • Earth, Moon, and Beyond
  • Earth’s Ocean
  • Weather and the Water Cycle
  • Using Resources

Grade Six Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Reading silently and skimming
  • Critical reading skills
  • Types of literature
  • Lyric, narrative, dramatic poetry
  • Listening skills
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Extending dictionary skills
  • Vocabulary building
  • Homonyms, synonyms, antonyms
  • Using roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Spelling
  • Concepts of noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb
  • Sentence structure
  • Diagramming sentences
  • Types of writing: narration, description, exposition, persuasion
  • Simple note taking
  • Writing outlines, letters, factual matter (reports, newspaper articles), verse (limericks, ballads), creative prose (diary, stories)
  • Bibliography building
  • Using reference books and indexes
  • Using on-line information services, CD-ROM's, and other electronic reference materials

     Mathematics

  • Exponents
  • Operation of powers
  • Set of the integers
  • Fundamental operations with fractions, and decimals
  • Fundamental operations with compound denominate numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing common fractions and mixed numbers
  • Relationship between common and decimal fractions
  • Problems in percent
  • Properties, identification, and construction of geometric figures
  • Identification and measurement of angles
  • Concepts of similarity, congruence, and symmetry
  • Scale drawings
  • Customary and metric measurement
  • Problem analysis
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Concepts of averaging and sampling

     Science

  • Cells, Reproduction, and Heredity
  • Classifying Living things
  • Plants and Plant Growth
  • Ecosystems
  • Resources in Ecosystems
  • Changes to Earth’s Surface
  • Earth’s Rocks
  • Fossils
  • The Water Planet
  • Earth’s Weather Patterns
  • The Universe Near and Far
  • Atoms and Elements
  • Matter and How it Changes
  • Energy
  • Heat and Electricity
  • Forces and Motion
  • Work and Simple Machines

Grade Seven Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Improving reading skills
  • Literary terms
  • Novels, short stories, plays
  • Myths, legends, ballads
  • Types of poetry
  • Planning and producing dramatizations
  • Speech activities
  • Listening skills
  • Refining dictionary skills
  • Spelling
  • Parts of speech
  • Person, number, gender of nouns and pronouns
  • Punctuation of conversation
  • Clauses and phrases
  • Compound sentences
  • Writing descriptions, reports, journals, and letters
  • Note taking and outlining
  • Extending reference skills: atlases, directories, encyclopedias, periodicals, on-line information services, CD-ROMs, and other electronic reference material
  • Library organization

     Mathematics

  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Square root
  • Order of operations
  • Absolute value
  • Inequalities
  • Rational numbers and fractions
  • Ratio, proportion, percent
  • Finite, infinite, and empty sets
  • Basic geometry concepts and terms
  • Development and use of formulas

     Science

  • Scientific classification
  • The cell
  • Heredity and genetics
  • Effects of weather and climate
  • Properties and uses of water
  • Atmosphere
  • Air pressure
  • Rocks, soil, and minerals
  • Ecology and environment
  • Conservation
  • Heat and temperature
  • Laws of motion
  • Energy
  • Scientific method
  • Laboratory techniques and safety

Grade Eight Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Independent reading
  • Literal, inferential, and evaluative reading skills
  • Literary terms
  • Novel, short story, narrative poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Creative dramatics
  • Listening and speech activities
  • Advanced dictionary work
  • Extended vocabulary
  • Figures of speech
  • Spelling
  • Infinitive, participle, gerund, predicate nominative, predicate adjective, direct and indirect object
  • Kinds of sentences and their parts
  • Functions of sentence elements
  • Report-writing skills
  • Improving skills in using basic reference sources
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning

     Mathematics

  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations
  • Factoring and products
  • Using fractions and decimals
  • Ratio, proportion, and percent
  • Equalities and inequalities
  • Simple formulas and equations
  • Graphing an equation
  • Powers and roots of rational numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Triangles
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Scale drawing
  • Right-triangle trigonometry

     Science

  • Scientific method
  • Scientific nomenclature
  • Scientific measurement
  • Ecology and environment
  • Conservation
  • Composition of the earth
  • Ocean, atmosphere
  • Weather
  • Water and its uses
  • Weathering and erosion
  • Recycling of resources
  • Magnetism and electricity
  • Heat and light
  • Forces in liquids and gases
  • Wave, mechanical, electrical, and nuclear energy
  • The earth's movement
  • Newton's three laws of motion
  • The atom
  • Periodic table of elements
  • Compounds and mixtures
  • Chemical changes


Grade Nine Curriculum Guide

     Language Arts

  • Evaluating material for accuracy
  • Reading the newspaper
  • Analyzing poetry
  • Dramatic poetry
  • Using poetry anthologies
  • Novel and short story
  • Folklore and myths
  • Structure of a play
  • Interpretation of literature
  • Listening skills
  • Effective discussion techniques and questioning skills
  • Preparing a speech
  • Public speaking and debate
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Fundamentals of composition
  • Report writing
  • Extended reference skills

     Mathematics

     Algebra 1

  • Absolute value
  • Properties of polynomial forms
  • Equations
  • Signed numbers
  • Fundamental operations
  • Equations of the first and second degrees
  • Ratio, proportion, variation
  • Relations and functions
  • Special products and factoring
  • Fractions and rational equations
  • Exponential and radical functions
  • Square roots
  • Radicals
  • Quadratic equations

     Geometry

  • Polygons and quadrilaterals
  • Similarity
  • Right triangles and trigonometry
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Extending perimeter, circumference, and area

     Science

  • Weather and climate
  • Air and air pressure
  • Air masses and fronts
  • Water and its uses
  • Air and water pollution
  • Heats and fuels
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Solar and nuclear energy
  • Nature and uses of light
  • Simple and complex machines
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemistry of matter
  • Molecular theory
  • Nature and use of chemicals
  • Metals and plastics
  • Space travel
  • Nature and causes of disease

Grade Ten Curriculum Guide

     Mathematics

     Algebra 2: Holt

  • Foundation for Functions
  • Linear Functions and Inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Square Roots
  • Absolute Value Functions
  • Linear Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Matrices
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Complex Numbers
  • Polynomial functions
  • Rational and Radical Functions
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Trigonometry

     Science

     Chemistry

  • The Science of Chemistry
  • Matter and Energy
  • Atoms and Moles
  • The Periodic Table
  • Ions and IONIC Compounds
  • Covalent Compounds
  • The Mote and Chemical Composition
  • Chemical Equation and Reactions

     Physics

  • The Science of Physics
  • Heat
  • Vibration and Waves
  • Sound
  • Light and Reflection
  • Electricity
  • Refraction
  • Interference and Diffraction

     Biology

  • Biology and You
  • Classification
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Plant Diversity and Life Cycles
  • Seed Palnt Structure and Growth
  • Plant Processes
  • Introduction to Animals
  • Simple Invertebrates
  • Mollusks and Annelids
  • Arthropods and Echinoderms
  • Fishes and Amphibians
  • Reptiles and Birds

Curriculum Details

Introduction

The K - 12 curriculum in RAKAAG brings lessons to life with a rich mixture of online and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original CDs and videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. In addition, lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson he or she is studying.

Lessons are followed by assessments, so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on. Our individualized approach means your child can go as fast or slow as needed. The oral and written assessments are integrated with the planning and progress tools, making it easy to find the right pace by subject and to stay on track.

1) Language Arts / English

K - 11 Language Arts/English helps students develop important reading and writing skills, while also inspiring a love of literature. Combining phonics, literature, language skills, and spelling lessons, the Language Arts/English program emphasizes classic works, teaches writing as a process, and prepares students for standardized tests in the areas of language skills and reading comprehension. Younger children learn the basics of phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through systematic, multi-sensory activities, while older students develop literary analysis and comprehension skills by reading novels and nonfiction works.

Level – K

Phonics

Phonics Works prepares your student to become an independent reader through systematic, multisensory instruction in phonemic awareness and letter/sound knowledge, using a kit of magnetized letter tiles and a variety of games and activities.

Literature

Plenty of read-aloud literature kindles the imagination while building comprehension and vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature—fairy tales, fables, folktales, poems—including many works that embody exemplary virtues, such as First Day At School, We like School, I have a Pal, The Big Carrot, Little Red Hen Bakes a Cake, In the hot summer, and others.

    Materials

  • Theme Books – Student’s Editions – Harcourt
  • Pre decodable / Decodable Books – Student’s Edition – Harcourt
  • Independent Readers – Student’s Edition - Harcourt
  • Teacher’s Big Book
  • CD Rom
  • Handwriting Sheets of paper
  • Magnet Board & Magnet Alphabets
  • Flash Cards
  • Clay Dough
  • Rhymes Original CD

Total Lessons : 120
Lesson Time : 60 minutes

Grade One

Phonics

Using magnetized letter tiles and multisensory activities, the Phonics workbook along with the spelling book programs build decoding skills and helps students become confident, independent readers and spellers.

Language Skills

  • Public Speaking — Reciting a poem or reading a literary passage helps students learn to address a group confidently.
  • Writing & Journals — Students progress from writing words and sentences to writing a paragraph.

Literature

Literature lessons focus on classic folktales, fairy tales, fables, and poetry, such as “The Hat,” “Sam and The Bag,” and “Boots for Beth.” Read-aloud and guided reading lessons help students apply and extend the skills introduced in Phonics. Students develop test-taking and critical-thinking skills as they connect words and ideas.

    Materials

  • Guess Who – Harcourt
  • Catch a Dream – Harcourt
  • Here And There – Harcourt
  • Practice Book – Harcourt
  • Spelling Practice Book – Harcourt
  • Phonics Book – Harcourt
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit which includes: The Big Book , Flash Cards, and CDs

Total Lessons : 286
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Two

Language Skills

  • Composition—Students practice writing as a process: prewriting, writing a draft, revising, and proofreading.
  • Language Handbook—Students learn basic rules of sentences, statements and questions, commands, nouns, plurals, and more.
  • Vocabulary—“Just for You” provides practice in word study skills, reading comprehension, and word analysis.
  • Trophies—Students develop test-taking and critical-thinking skills as they connect words and ideas.
  • Public Speaking—reciting a poem or reading a literary passage helps students address a group confidently.
  • Spelling—Students learn to understand sound-symbol relationships and patterns.

Literature

Guided reading lessons offer new challenges: greater length, more complex content, and new vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature that embodies exemplary virtues, including, “The Mixed Up Chameleon,”, “Lemonade For sale”, “Hedgehog Bakes A Cake”, and “Helping Out.” Readings also include nonfiction works.

    Materials

  • Just For You – Harcourt – Volume One
  • Practice Book – Harcourt – Volume One
  • Phonics Practice Book – Harcourt
  • Spelling Practice Book – Harcourt
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit: Big Book , Flash Cards, and CDs

Total Lessons : 286
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Three

Language Skills

  • Composition — Students practice writing as a process, as they write a narrative, a report, letters, poetry, and more.
  • Language Handbook — Students learn about sentence structure, parts of speech, research skills, and more.
  • Primary Trophies — Students develop test-taking and critical-thinking skills as they connect words and ideas.
  • Spelling—Through weekly word lists, students learn relationships between sounds and spellings.
  • Public Speaking—Students learn and use techniques for effective oral presentations.

Literature

Students develop literary analysis and comprehension skills. Students read works of nonfiction, and other selective stories such as “Officer Buckle and Gloria”, “Papa Tells Chita a Story”, “Little Grunt and the Big Egg”, “The Olympic Games- where Heroes are made”, and more. A test preparation program prepares students for standardized tests

    Materials

  • Changing Pattern - Harcourt – Volume One
  • Practice Book – Harcourt – Volume One
  • Language Handbook – Harcourt – Volume One
  • Spelling Practice Workbook – Harcourt
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit: Big Book , Flash Cards, CDs

Total Lessons : 286
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Four

Language Skills

  • Composition—Students practice writing as a process (from planning to proofreading), as they write a report, a book review, a persuasive essay, poetry, a news article, and more.
  • Language Handbook—Students learn more about sentence structure, parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, and usage. They begin sentence analysis and diagramming.
  • Spelling—Students understand sound-symbol relationships and spelling patterns, and recognize base words and roots in related words.

Literature

Students learn to identify and analyze literary elements such as character, plot, theme, and setting. The emphasis is on folktales, including “The Baker Neighbor”, “Sarah Plain and Tall”, “Red Writing Hood”; and classic literature from many lands. Students read works of nonfiction, including, “The Garden of Happiness”, “In the Days of King”. A test preparation program prepares students for standardized tests.

    Materials

  • Lead The Way – Harcourt
  • Practice Book – Harcourt
  • Language Handbook – Harcourt
  • Spelling Practice Book – Harcourt

Total Lessons : 280
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Five

Language Skills

  • Composition—Students practice writing, from planning to proofreading, as they write a memoir, an editorial, a research paper, a business letter, and more.
  • Language Handbook—Students learn about parts of speech, punctuation, and research skills. They continue sentence analysis and diagramming.
  • Spelling—Students learn sound-symbol relationships and spelling patterns, identify affixes and how they affect the meaning of words, and recognize base words and roots in related words.

Literature

Students analyze, compare, and creatively respond to a variety of works. The emphasis is on different works, including, “The Hot and Cold Summer “ , “Sees Behind Trees” , “Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family “ , “Iditarod Dream” , and more. Students will be practicing tests and different other activities.

    Materials

  • Distant Voyages – Harcourt
  • Practice Book – Harcourt
  • Language Handbook – Harcourt
  • Vocabulary Workshop - Harcourt
  • Spelling Practice Book – Harcourt

Total Lessons : 240
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Six - Nine

Composition

After an opening focus on paragraph writing, students write a variety of compositions in genres they will encounter throughout their academic careers, including: compare-and-contrast, persuasive, how-to, descriptive , narrative and research essays. In writing each essay, students go through a process of planning, organizing, and revising. They learn to examine their own writing with a critical eye, paying attention to ideas, organization, structure, style, and correctness. Throughout the course, students write in response to prompts similar to those they will encounter on standardized tests.

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics offers practice in sentence analysis, sentence structure, and proper punctuation. Students learn to diagram sentences in order to understand how words, phrases, and clauses function in relation to each other. Frequent exercises and regular practice help students absorb the rules so they can confidently apply them in their own writing.

Vocabulary

The Vocabulary program builds knowledge of Greek and Latin words that form the roots of many English words, especially the polysyllabic terms that sometimes cause students to stumble. Students will define and use words with Greek and Latin roots, and use word origins and derivations to determine the meaning of new words, as they increase their own vocabularies and develop valuable test-taking skills.

Literature

Students will read short stories, poetry, drama, novels, essays, and informative articles. The course sharpens reading comprehension skills, engages readers in literary analysis, and offers a variety of literature to suit diverse tastes.

Through classic stories, plays, and poems, many of which highlight exemplary virtues, students develop reading and literary analysis skills while considering important human issues and challenging ideas. Students come to appreciate the writer’s craft as they consider the feelings, thoughts, and ideas of characters, and make connections between literature and life. Students also learn to read for information in nonfiction texts.

    Materials

  • The Holt Reader – Introductory , First ,Second, and Third courses – Holt
  • Grammar, Usage , and Mechanics - Holt
  • Vocabulary Workshop - Holt
  • Spelling Lessons and Activities – Grades 6 – 8 - Holt
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit: Teacher’s Book , Re teaching Workbook , Intervention Workbook , CDs

Total Lessons : 240
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Ten

Literature

The course book is mainly designed to motivate students to become self-directed critical thinkers, collaborators and effective communicators. It emphasizes the communication and critical thinking skills that empower students to function effectively in a rapidly changing world. It also scaffolds instruction in analysis and critical thinking so that every student can succeed.
The student will develop reading skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of the written text and development of the language.
Additionally, the course book helps students analyze content and concepts accurately; express ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts, and to use cognitive strategies to evaluate texts critically. The rich resources that accompany the course book help provide clear paths to literacy and inspire real-world success for all students.

Writing

The path to student success in writing starts with focused instruction in writing that is modeled, practiced and applied. Students will be expected to take detailed notes during lessons, discussions and reading as this will help them write well organized, coherent essays.
Students will develop the structural and creative skills necessary to produce written language that can be read and interpreted by various audiences. Students will write frequently for a variety of purposes to cover narration, description, persuasion, exposition and personal or creative expression.
The student will use literature as a model for writing, recognize and demonstrate appropriate use of Standard English: usage, mechanics, spelling, and sentence structure. The student will also develop effectively organized writing containing strong voice, clear focus, and well-developed ideas, and demonstrate effective writing style by the use of vivid words, a variety of sentence constructions, and appropriate transitions.

Grammar, Usage and Mechanics

The "Grammar, Usage and Mechanics" workbook provides practice, reinforcement and extension for Elements of Language. It also provides focus on sentence structure, proper punctuation, capitalization, subject-verb agreement, paragraph structure, types of paragraphs and proofreading. The courses include paragraph and essay writing activities that develop skills and introduce students to the essay writing process from the pre-writing to the revision stage.
The Language in Context worksheets include Choices worksheets, Proofreading Applications, Literary Model Worksheets, and Writing Applications.

Vocabulary

This comprehensive vocabulary program constitutes one of the best resources to prepare students for today's academic challenges.
Vocabulary Workshop is a solid foundation for the future. It helps students build their vocabularies and prepare for national and local standardized tests.
The lexical activities provide definitions, words in context, synonyms, antonyms, multiple meanings, word histories, and other interesting facts about vocabulary words. These activities are meant to help the student determine the meaning of new words, develop effective word-learning strategies that include dictionary skills and other reference aids; to figure out the meanings of words in text from context clues and word parts such as prefixes, suffixes etc..

2) Mathematics

Building upon the success of a long-established program, K-11 Math balances mastery of fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem-solving. K–11 Math emphasizes an active, multi-sensory approach to ensure that students understand the concrete realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Regular practice and review ensures mastery of basic skills. Online games and animations motivate students and help illustrate concepts, while challenge problems help develop critical thinking skills. From helping younger students make the link between the concrete and the abstract to introducing older students to Algebra, K - 11 Math provides a thorough mathematic grounding.

Level - K

For beginning math students, a key to mathematical understanding is making the link between the concrete and the abstract—between physical models and written symbols. To create the bridge to ensure these links occur, students will be counting, combining, sorting, and comparing sets of objects. They will learn to recognize and describe simple patterns and recognize shapes and sizes of figures and objects. Students will also expand their ability to recognize numbers, identify their relative values, and understand how to use them in a variety of ways. To achieve this understanding

Students will:

  • Use manipulative to understand the relationships between numbers and physical quantities.
  • Apply their understanding of counting to money.
  • Perform simple addition and subtraction using physical objects to model problems.
  • Identify and complete patterns.

    Materials

  • Activity Book – Harcourt
  • Practice workbook - Harcourt
  • Multilink Cubes
  • Game Spinner
  • Math Pattern Blocks
  • Math Attribute Blocks
  • Geometric 3-D Shapes

NOTE: List subject to change.

Total Lessons : 143
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade One

First grade math provides experiences to help students develop a formal understanding of numbers and mathematical concepts. Physical models still play a fundamental role in linking the real-world to symbolic expressions. Students will continue the development of sorting and patterning skills; learn basic addition and corresponding subtraction facts; recognize and describe two-dimensional shapes; and build upon existing problem solving skills. Students will:

  • Work with patterns and sequences.
  • Practice addition and subtraction.
  • Learn to tell time and count money.
  • Identify place values to hundreds.
  • Practice measuring length, capacity, and weight.
  • Work with geometric shapes.
  • Become familiar with the concept of symmetry.
  • Solve problems using logical reasoning, drawings, and models.
  • Begin to develop an understanding of probability and fractions

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Math Textbook, Grade 1- Harcourt
  • Math Practice workbook, Grade 1 - Harcourt
  • Counting Chips
  • Multilink Cubes
  • Game Spinner
  • Base 10 Cubes
  • Base 10 Rods
  • Geometric 3-D Shapes

NOTE: List subject to change.

Total Lessons : 231
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Two

Second grade math students develop an understanding of mathematical operations, and use their understanding to solve problems and apply mathematical concepts to the world around them. Students will continue to deepen their understanding of number sense, place value, computation, estimation, measurement, and geometry.

Students will:

  • Work with patterns and sequences.
  • Add and subtract two-digit numbers using place value blocks.
  • Solve word problems (including problems involving money and time).
  • Study measurements of length, weight, and capacity in both metric and standard units.
  • Begin to learn about fractions, geometry, and probability.
  • Understand basic multiplication and division concepts.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Math Textbook, Grade 2 – Harcourt
  • Math Practice workbook, grade 2 - Harcourt
  • Counting Chips
  • Multilink Cubes
  • Game Spinner
  • Base 10 Cubes
  • Base 10 Rods
  • Geometric 3-D Shapes

NOTE: List subject to change.

Total Lessons : 231
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Three

Third grade math students continue to develop computational skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and solve problems involving more complex mathematical concepts. Students will continue using a variety of methods to solve problems and begin their study of probability as chance.

Students will:

  • Work with larger numbers and decimals.
  • Study place value and estimating using rounding.
  • Develop calculation skills using place value blocks to understand addition, subtraction, and regrouping.
  • Establish fluency with simple addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication number facts.
  • Study the basics of probability.
  • Use graphs and charts to understand how data can be represented visually.
  • Learn more about the basics of geometry.
  • Use strategies for solving word problems.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Math Textbook, Grade 3 - Harcourt
  • Math Practice Workbook, Grade 3 - Harcourt
  • Base 10 Blocks Set
  • Geometric 3 – D Shape
  • Colored Cubes

NOTE: List subject to change

Total Lessons : 231
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Four

Fourth grade math students sharpen their computational and problem-solving skills while applying mathematical concepts to real-world problems.

Students will:

  • Continue to develop computational skills using larger numbers up to millions.
  • Estimate sums and differences before finding exact solutions.
  • Achieve rapid fluency with basic number facts.
  • Through a proprietary, research-based series of lessons, develop strategies for solving word problems that progress from simple addition problems to problems with complex data.
  • Use geometry to determine perimeter, volume, and area in both standard and metric units.
  • Develop research-based intuitive understanding of fractions together with practical computational skills.
  • Expand understanding of probability and its link to fractions.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Math Textbook, Grade 4 – Harcourt
  • Math Practice Workbook, Grade 4 - Harcourt
  • Base 10 Blocks Deluxe Set

NOTE: List subject to change.

Total Lessons : 240
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Five

Fifth grade math students sharpen their computational and problem-solving skills while applying mathematical concepts to real-world problems.

Students will:

  • Continue to develop computational skills using larger numbers up to millions.
  • Estimate sums and differences before finding exact solutions.
  • Develop concepts of ratio, proportion, and percent.
  • Through a proprietary, research-based series of lessons develop strategies for solving word problems that progress from simple addition problems to problems with complex data.
  • Identify and apply characteristics of polygons and circles.
  • Develop research-based intuitive understanding of fractions together with practical computational skills.
  • Expand understanding of probability and its link to fractions.
  • Develop computational skills using decimals.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Math Textbook, Grade 5 – Harcourt
  • Math Workbook, Grade 5 – Harcourt
  • Teacher’s Kit: Teacher’s Resource

NOTE: List subject to change.

Total Lessons : 240
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Six

Students will gain an understanding of the properties of real numbers, solve linear equations, and use data analysis techniques.

In the first half of the Grade 6 Math course, students sharpen their computational and problem-solving skills while learning the language of Algebra.

Students will:

  • Change word phrases and sentences into mathematical expressions and equations.
  • Solve equations.
  • Continue to develop computational skills using fractions and decimals.
  • Study circles, polygons, and space figures.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative integers.
  • Solve problems involving percents, ratios, and proportions.
  • Draw graphs and compute statistics to communicate about data.
  • Compute the probability of an event and combined events.
  • Communicate strategies for solving word problems.

    Materials

  • Math Text Book, Grade 6 – Harcourt
  • Math Practice Workbook, Grade 6 – Harcourt
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit: Teacher’s Book, Re teaching Workbook, Intervention Workbook, and Teacher’s Demonstration Models, and CDs

Total Lessons : 240
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Seven - Nine

The Algebra 1 program develops algebraic fluency by providing students with the skills needed to solve equations and perform important manipulations with numbers, variables, equations, and inequalities. Students also learn concepts central to the abstraction and generalization that algebra makes possible. Students who take Algebra 1 are expected to have mastered the skills and concepts presented in the Grade 5 – 6 Math Courses

Students will:

  • Use number properties to simplify expressions or justify statements.
  • Describe sets with set notation and find the union and intersection of sets.
  • Simplify and evaluate expressions involving variables, fractions, exponents, and radicals.
  • Work with integers, rational numbers, and irrational numbers.
  • Graph and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
  • Determine whether a relation is a function and describe the domain and range of a function.
  • Use factoring, formulas, and other techniques to solve quadratic and other polynomial equations.
  • Formulate and evaluate valid mathematical arguments using various types of reasoning.
  • Translate word problems into mathematical equations, and then use the equations to solve the original problems.
  • Radical and Rational equations
  • Solve many types of real-world problems including those involving:

Cost and income
Area
Uniform motion
Direct and inverse variation
Right triangles

The program also provides supplemental modules on topics in geometry and probability and statistics.

    Materials

  • Algebra I Text Book , Grades 8 – 9, Holt
  • Algebra I Practice Workbook , Grades 8 – 9, Holt
  • Algebra 1 Book, Grade 7 – RAKAAG
  • Algebra 1 Workbook, Grade 7 - RAKAAG
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit: Teacher’s Book, Re teaching Workbook, Intervention Workbook, CDs

Key to Geometry offers a non-intimidating way to prepare students for formal geometry as they begin studying lines, angles, and triangles. Later on, students will study about parallel and perpendicular lines, congruence and similarity, Triangles, Relationships in Triangles, Quadrilaterals, and Right Triangles, Polygons, Solid Figures and Trigonometry

    Materials

  • Geometry , Grades 8 – 9 , Holt
  • Geometry Workbook , Grades 8 – 9 , Holt
  • Geometry - Grade 7 - RAKAAG
  • Geometry Workbook - Grade 7 - RAKAAG
  • Teacher’s Resources Kit: Includes; Teacher’s Book , Re teaching workbook . Inventory Workbook , and CD.

Total Lessons : 240
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Ten

Mathematics (from Greek word máthēma "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof.
Mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences. Applied mathematics, the branch of mathematics concerned with application of mathematical knowledge to other fields, inspires and makes use of new mathematical discoveries and sometimes leads to the development of entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics and game theory.
The following book is required for this course:
HOLT ALGEBRA 2 by Edward B. Burger, David J. Chard, Earlene J. Hall, Paul A. Kennedy, Steven J. Leinwand, Freddie L. Renfro, Dale G. Seymour and Bert K. Waits.

Outline of the Math syllabus:

1: Foundations for Functions

  • Identify and use properties of real numbers.
  • Classify and order real numbers.
  • Identify the domain and range of relations and functions.

2: Linear Functions and Inequalities

  • Evaluate and graph functions
  • Solving linear equations by different methods.
  • Determine whether the function is linear.
  • Use slope-intercept form/point slope form to write linear functions.
  • Graph linear inequalities on the coordinate plane.
  • Solving problems using linear inequalities.

3: Exponents

  • Properties of exponents.
  • Simplify expressions involving exponents.

4: Square Roots

  • Estimate square roots.
  • Simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide square roots.

5: Absolute value functions

  • Solving Absolute value equations and inequalities.
  • Graph and transform Absolute value functions.

6: Linear Systems of Equations and Inequalities

  • Solving systems of equations by using graph and tables.
  • Use Algebraic methods to solve linear system of equations (substitution/elimination method).
  • Solving system of linear inequalities algebraically and graphically.
  • Solving system of equations in three dimensions algebraically.

7: Matrices

  • Use Matrices to display mathematical and real world data.
  • Find sums, differences and scalar products of matrices.
  • Understand the properties of matrices with respect to multiplication.
  • Use matrices to transform a plane figure.
  • Finding the Determinants of 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 Matrices.
  • Use Cramer’s rule to solve system of linear equations.
  • Determine whether a matrix has an inverse.
  • Solve system of equations using inverse matrices.

8: Quadratic functions

  • Define Identify and Graph Quadratic functions.
  • Solving Quadratic Equations by factoring, graphing or by completing the squares.
  • Determine a Quadratic function from its roots.
  • Solving Quadratic Equations using Quadratic formula.

9: Complex Numbers

  • Perform operations with complex numbers.
  • Solving Quadratic equations with complex roots.

10: Polynomial functions

  • Identify, evaluate, add and subtract polynomials.
  • Use binomial expansions to expand binomial expressions that are raised to positive integer powers.
  • Use long division and synthetic division to divide polynomials.
  • Use the Factor Theorem to determine factors.
  • Factor the sum and difference of two cubes.
  • Use the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra to write a polynomial equation of least degree with given roots.

11: Rational and Radical Functions

  • Solving problems involving direct, inverse, joint and combined variation.
  • Multiplying and dividing rational expressions.
  • Adding and subtracting rational expressions.
  • Solving rational equations and Inequalities.
  • Simplify and evaluate radical expressions.
  • Solving radical equations and Inequalities.

12: Probability and Statistics

  • Permutations and combinations
  • Theoretical and experimental probability.
  • Independent and dependant events.
  • Compound events (mutually exclusive events and inclusive events).
  • Measures of central tendency and variations.
  • Binomial distribution (Binomial Theorem).

13: Trigonometry

  • Right –angle Trigonometry.
  • Angles of Rotation.
  • The unit circle (degrees and radians).
  • Inverses of Trigonometric functions.
  • The Law of Sines.
  • The Law of Cosines.

Teaching Hours: 6 per week

3) Science

K – 11 Science Reader program in RAKAAG is unique in offering real science for students. The program balances hands-on experience with systematic study of scientific terms and concepts. Students perform many experiments to help them understand scientific principles, and receive guided instruction in important scientific concepts. Exploring life, earth, and physical sciences in each grade, the science nurtures curiosity, analytical skills, and an appreciation of how the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances. Students learn about the human body, plants and animals, rocks and minerals, stars, matter, motion, and much more. Through hands-on experiments, the program helps students develop skills of observation and analysis, and learn how scientists understand our world.

Level K

Kindergarten students begin to develop observation skills as they learn about the five senses, the earth’s composition, and the basic needs of plants and animals. Students will explore topics such as:

  • My Body—the five senses, major organs, and systems.
  • Plants and Animals—needs and habitats
  • Plants — All Around
  • Matter — solid, liquid, and gas.
  • The Seasonal Cycle—changing weather in the seasons.
  • Our Earth—geographical features; taking care of the earth
  • Motion — pushes and pulls; magnets; how objects look and feel

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Safety glasses
  • Basic thermometer
  • Bar magnets (pair)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Mirror
  • Body Parts Modules
  • Posters

Total Lessons : 33
Lesson Time : 45 minutes

Grade One

Students learn to perform experiments, record observations, and understand how scientists see the natural world. They germinate seeds to observe plant growth and make a weather vane.

Students will explore topics such as:

  • Scientific Investigation—acting like a scientist.
  • Matter—states of matter, mixtures, and solutions.
  • Weather—cloud formation, the water cycle.
  • Animal Classification and Adaptation—insects, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals.
  • Habitats—forests, deserts, rain forests, grasslands, and more.
  • Oceans—waves and currents, and coasts.
  • Light—how light travels; reflections; and more

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Science Reader – Grade One - Harcourt
  • Bean and Grass seeds
  • Directional compass
  • Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
  • Basic thermometer
  • Plastic pipette
  • Safety goggles and Magnifying glass
  • Bar magnet (pair)
  • Mirror
  • Feathers
  • Centimeter gram cubes and Primary balance
  • Iron fillings
  • Grade One Experimental Kit

    Activities

Chapter/Topic Experiment/Activity Materials Used

How Do We Use Our Senses Guess the fruit :Students use sense of smell, touch, taste to guess the fruit while blindfolded Different types of fruits – bananas, apples, oranges

Chapter 1: Living/Nonliving Things Poster : Students sort pictures of living/non-living things poster paper, pictures cut out of magazines, scissors, glue

Chapter 2: Plants Growing a plant – 2 seeds, 1 with light and water, the other with no light/no water, students predict which seed will grow; then observe parts of plants seeds, clear/colored plastic cups

Chapter 2: How Can We Group Plants Poster: Students sort pictures of different types of plants into categories poster paper, pictures cut of magazines, scissors, glue

Chapter 3: What is an Environment The Classroom Environment – Students count and record objects found in the classroom environment. Worksheet with a list of objects for students to count and record.

Chapter 3: How Do Plants and Animals Need Each Other Building a birds nest – Students gathered plant materials from the school yard and assembled a birds nest with modeling clay Modeling clay

Chapter 4: What Lives in a Desert Recreating the stem of a cactus – students wet a sponge and cover it with wax paper to recreate the stem of a cactus sponge, wax paper, water

Chapter 4: What Lives in a Desert Dissecting a Cactus: Students /teacher cut small slits into the stem of a cactus plant to observe what’s inside cactus plant, x- acto knife

Chapter 4: What Lives in an Ocean Ocean Diorama – students recreate the ocean environment in a box box, card board, string, pictures of fishes, markers

Chapter 5: What Are Some Kinds Of Water Lift the Flap book – students make a lift-the-flap book showing different types of water forms Cardstock paper, pictures of water forms, markers, scissors, glue

Chapter 5: How Does the Earth Change Erosion Experiment – students pour water down a mound of soil and observe how the water deforms the soil soil, tray, water container, water

Chapter 7: Weather Weather Poster : Students sort pictures related to different types of weather poster paper, pictures cut of magazines, scissors, glue

Chapter 7: Measuring weather Measuring temperature : Students measure the temperature indoors and outdoors and record results thermometers, worksheet for students to record results

Chapter 7: Measuring Wind Making a wind sock : Students make a wind sock and use it to measure wind direction cardboard, crepe paper, string, markers, stapler

Chapter 7: What Makes Clouds and Rain Water condensation/evaporation experiment: Students pour hot water into a jar, cover with lid and observe how water evaporates then condenses; next, students pour cold water over the lid and observe how water droplets form and fall. glass jar with lid, hot water, cold water










Total Lessons : 132
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Two

Students perform experiments to develop skills of observation and analysis, and learn how scientists understand our world. They demonstrate how pulleys lift heavy objects, make a temporary magnet and test its strength, and analyze the parts of a flower. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Metric System—liters and kilograms, and how scientists use them
  • Force—motion and simple machines; physicist Isaac Newton
  • Magnetism—magnetic poles and fields; how a compass works
  • Sound—how sounds are made; inventor Alexander Graham Bell
  • Human Body—cells; the digestive system
  • Geology—layers of the earth, kinds of rocks, and weathering.
  • Life Cycles—plants and animals

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Science Reader – Grade 2 – Harcourt
  • Bean and Grass seeds
  • Directional compass
  • Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
  • Primary rock and mineral kit
  • Basic thermometer
  • Plastic pipette
  • Safety goggles and Magnifying glass
  • Centimeter gram cubes
  • Primary balance
  • Iron filings and Bar magnets
  • Latch magnet , Ring magnet , and Horseshoe magnet
  • 10 Newton Spring Scale
  • Pulley
  • Grade Two Experimental Kit

    Activities

Theme Activities / Experiments
Living and Nonliving Things Posters with pictures of living and nonliving things.
Discovery Walk in the school to observe Living and nonliving things/ Once back to class; record the things seen on a chart.
Discuss (rocks, pencils, balls/ plants, people etc.)
Power point presentations
Animals Power point presentations on the various groups of animals: their body coverings, some characteristics that are used to group them.
Power point presentations that sequence the life cycle of cats, frogs and other animals.
Making a flip book where the stages of growth of one’s favorite animal are drawn and illustrated.
Plants Drawing the different parts of a plant and labeling them.
Power point presentations identifying the parts of a plant and describing their structural characteristics.
Using magnifiers to observe how leaves are alike and different and recording the findings.
Planting a bean in a small container, watering the soil and observing the germination and growth of the bean.
Living Things in Their Environments Power point presentations on different animal environments. Posters on how living things adapt to their environments in order to survive.
Posters on food webs showing the interdependency of plants and animals.
Exploring Earth Surface *Experiment: How land shapes change. Observe the size big grains of rock salt by means of a hand lens, add sand and water, shake the jar then remove the rock salt to observe how the it has changed.
* Experiment: Scratching different types of rock with the finger nail, a penny and a paper clip and draw conclusions about the hardness of rocks.
* Experiment: making fossils of leaves and shells by means of play dough and using tools to gently uncover them.
*Making a volcano with colored paper showing the hole in the Earth’s surface and the lava that comes out.
Natural Resources Power point presentations on the ways natural resources are used.
Power point presentations on causes and effects of pollution.
Power point presentations on making something useful from used things: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
In -class Activity: Reusing egg boxes, cereal containers into more useful things (pencil cases, small bags, decorative items etc.
Making models showing water pollution, oil spills from ships and dead fish.
Weather Making charts on changes in weather.
Power point presentations on how the weather changes from season to season.
Power point presentations on tools used to measure weather.
Discovery walks outside the class to observe the weather and how it changes over time. / Recording the observations on a chart. Making a model of a drought using play dough.
The Solar System Power point presentations on the Solar system, the stars, and the moon.
Experiment: Stars and Light ( Why the “stars” look different with the lights on and with the lights off.
Making of a model of the Solar system using balls made of foil.










Total Lessons : 132
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Three

Students learn to observe and analyze through hands-on experiments, and gain further insight into how scientists understand our world. They observe and chart the phases of the moon, determine the properties of insulators and conductors, and make a three-dimensional model of a bone. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Weather—air pressure, precipitation, clouds, humidity, fronts, and forecasting.
  • Vertebrates—features of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
  • Ecosystems—climate zones; tundra, forests, desert, grasslands, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
  • Matter—phase changes, volume, mass, atoms, physical and chemical changes.
  • Human Body—the musculoskeletal system, the skin.
  • Energy—forms of energy, transfer of energy, conductors and insulators, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.
  • Light—light as energy, the spectrum, how the eye works.
  • Astronomy—phases of the moon, eclipses, the solar system, stars and constellations, the Milky Way.

    Materials

  • Science Reader – Grade Three – Harcourt
  • Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
  • Directional compass
  • Safety goggles
  • Magnifying glass
  • Advanced thermometer
  • Clay (four colors)
  • Grade Three Experimental Kit

    Activities

Lesson Name of the Experiment Materials used
What Are Some Types of Living things? Homes for Living Things picture cards, crayons or colored pencils, paper
How Do Living Things grow and Change How Fast Do Seeds Grow? paper towels, 3 small zip top bags, water, tape , 3 kinds of seeds, ruler
What Do Plants need to live? Needs of Plants 3 small plants, sand , gravel, 3 paper cups potting soil, water
How Do Plants make food? Light , plants action 2 paper cups, potting soil, small plants, water
How do living things survive in Ecosystems? How Insects hide Construction paper, ruler, crayons, scissors , tape, watch or clock
How do plants and animals interact Checking Teeth Paper and pencil , mirror, picture cards
What are Food chains Making a food chain 5 index cards, marker, 4 pieces of string or yarn , tape.
What are Minerals and Rocks Testing Minerals Safety goggles, minerals labeled A through G.
What Are fossils? Make a model Fossil sea shell, petroleum jelly, modeling clay, small plastic bowl, white glue
What are fossils? Fossil find Modeling clay , various small hard objects such as paper clips or coins
What are land forms? Folds in the earth’s crust 4 paper towels , water in a plastic cup
Make a land form blocks of modeling clay of different colors
What are some types of resources Mining resources oatmeal raisin cookie, paper plate, dropper, water, tooth pick
Hunting for resources paper , pencil
How do people use and impact the environment Pollution and plants 3clear plastic cups, potting soil, grass or radish seeds, water, salt ,cooking oil, measuring cup
Seeing Air Pollution white paper plate, petroleum jelly
What is water cycle Disappearing act cup, water , marker
What causes the Earth's seasons How sunlight strikes the earth clear tape, graph paper, large book, flashlight, meter stick, black& red marker, wooden block,
Modeling motion a piece of yellow paper, a piece of blue paper
What is matter? Measuring Volume metric measuring cup, water, 3 clear containers of different shapes, masking tape
What are states of matter? Temperature and matter metric measuring cup, hot water, plastic jar or beaker, thermometer, 3 ice cubes, plastic spoon
How Does Matter change Will it mix? Water, metric measuring cup, 2 clear plastic jars, measuring spoon, sand , plastic spoon , hand lens, salt
What is energy? Observing temperature Thermometer , clock
Energy in motion rubber ball, meter stick
How can energy be used? The heat is on clear plastic cup, thermometer, ice cubes
Why is energy important make a paper windmill white paper, scissors, ruler, pencil with eraser , pushpin
What is heat? Getting warmer safety goggles, wooden , metal, plastic spoons, 3 plastic foam cups, ceramic , plastic, metal mugs with handles
What is light? Where's the light Small object, flash light, poster board
What is sound? Make a maraca Empty paper towel roll, stapler, masking tape, dried rice, dried bean
Big ears paper

Total Lessons : 132
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Four

Students develop scientific reasoning and perform hands-on experiments in Earth, Life, and Physical sciences. They construct an electromagnet, identify minerals according to their properties, use chromatography to separate liquids, and assemble food webs. Students will explore topics such as:

  • The Interdependence of Life—producers, consumers, and decomposers; food webs.
  • Plant and Animal Interactions—populations, competition, predators and prey, symbiosis, and animal behavior.
  • Chemistry—mixtures versus solutions; distillation, evaporation, and chromatography.
  • Forces and Fluids—pressure, forces in flight, density, and buoyancy.
  • Human Body—the nervous system (senses, reflexes, nerves, brain) and the endocrine system (hormones, glands, growth, digestion).
  • Invertebrates—sponges, worms, mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms.
  • Electricity and Magnetism—charges, magnets, static electricity, currents and circuits, and electromagnetism.
  • Rocks and Minerals—earth’s interior, crystals, minerals, rock cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
  • Weathering—erosion and deposition.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Science Reader – Grade Four – Harcourt
  • Bar magnet (pair)
  • Safety goggles
  • Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
  • Lamp bulb receptacles
  • Lamp bulbs
  • Magnifying glass
  • Intermediate Rock and Mineral Kit
  • Advanced thermometer
  • Grade Four Science Experimental Kit

Additional Curriculum Items

Some lessons require additional resources, including common household items:

  • Clay (four colors)
  • Bare copper wire
  • Gravel
  • Adding machine paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Sand
  • Seashell
  • White tile
  • Plastic aquarium tubing

NOTE: List subject to change.

Total Lessons : 132
Lesson Time : 40 minutes

Grade Five - Six

Students perform experiments, develop scientific reasoning, and recognize science in the world around them. They build a model of a watershed, test how cell membranes function, track a hurricane, and analyze the effects gravity. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Water Resources—water pollution, conservation, aquifers, watersheds, and wetlands.
  • The World’s Oceans—properties of ocean water, currents, waves, tides, the ocean floor, and marine organisms.
  • Motion and Forces—types of pushes or pulls, position and speed, inertia, energy as a measure of work, gravity and motion.
  • Chemistry—structure of atoms, elements and compounds, the periodic table, chemical reactions, acids and bases.
  • Cells and Cell Processes—structure, membrane function, respiration and photosynthesis, growth cycles, genes and DNA.
  • Animal Physiology—circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and immune systems.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Alum
  • Test tube
  • Safety goggles
  • Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
  • Litmus paper
  • 30 Newton Spring Scale
  • Advanced thermometer

Additional Curriculum Items

Some lessons require additional resources, including common household items:

  • Marble in bag
  • Clay (four colors)
  • Potting soil
  • Coarse gravel
  • Pea gravel
  • Coarse sand
  • Fine sand
  • Plastic box
  • Tag board

NOTE: List subject to change.

    Activities

Grade 5

Chapter 1:

  • Find out about plant and animal cells.
  • Explore the many different human body systems.
  • Modeling Lungs

Chapter 2:

  • See how scientists compare animals by looking at their structure and behavior
  • Seed Colors in Corns
  • Differences in Calico Cats

Chapter 3:

  • Find out what all flowers have in common.
  • Classifying Beans
  • Grab and Group
  • Classifying into Levels
  • Root out the differences between plants
  • How material flows through a plant?

Chapter 4:

  • Discover what happens inside a cell during mitosis.
  • Germinating Seeds
  • Do all roots grow downward?
  • Making Models
  • Explore the many different human body systems.
  • Decide what need an animal's adaptation fulfills.

Chapter 5:

  • Find out more about photosynthesis.
  • New paper from old paper
  • Filtering Polluted Water
  • Get definitions, pictures, and other information for more than 20 different landforms and features--everything from atolls to waterfalls.
  • Discover the plants, animals and interactions that occur in three different ecosystems.
  • Begin to understand ecosystems by building three food webs.

Chapter 6:

  • See what happens to the land after a volcano erupts.
  • Get definitions, pictures, and other information for more than 20 different landforms and features--everything from atolls to waterfalls.
  • Discover the plants, animals and interactions that occur in three different ecosystems

Chapter 7:

  • Discover how rocks change from one form to another.
  • Earth’s Layers
  • How Earth’s Plates Move
  • Making Models

Chapter 8:

  • Learn how wood becomes petrified and why it is so colorful.
  • Making Waves
  • The Scratch Test

Chapter 9 :

  • Explore what determines the shape of a volcano.
  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!

Chapter 10 :

  • Discover the causes of groundwater pollution and its effects
  • See how recycling plants do their job.

Chapter 11 :

  • Explore what causes local differences in the water cycle
  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!

Chapter 12 :

  • Uncover features of the ocean floor.
  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!

Chapter 14 :

  • Discover why carbon is so important in our lives
  • Find out how much movement occurs in the same matter in different states
  • Try your hand at separating different kinds of mixtures.
  • Run an experiment to determine the melting point and boiling point of three different substances

Chapter 15 :

  • Explore how hybrid cars work.

Chapter 16 :

  • Look inside an electric motor to see how it works.

Chapter 18 :

  • What makes a compass work?
  • Pick-up the correct amount of paper clips by creating an electromagnet with batteries and coils.

Chapter 19 :

  • Discover what happens when a bat hits a ball.
  • Explore how mass, force, and acceleration are related --Help the robot find his missing parts.

Science Fair Projects:

  • How do rivers die and what can be done to save them?
  • How does recycling garbage work?
  • How are Airplanes designed?
  • Bactérie are everywhere !
  • What factors are taken into account when designing a sky-scraper?
  • How windmills work?

Total Lessons : 112
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade 6

Chapter1

  • The Amazing Human Body: Explore the many different human body systems.
  • Inspect the cell to identify plants and animals.

Chapter2

  • Examine some protests found in pond water.
  • Examine some protests found in pond water.
  • Begin to understand ecosystems by building three food webs.

Chapter3

  • formation of single, aggregate, and multiple fruits
  • how material flows through a plant
  • Root out the differences between plants!
  • Begin to understand ecosystems by building three food webs.

Chapter4

  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!
  • Get definitions, pictures, and other information for more than 20 different landforms and features--everything from atolls to waterfalls.
  • Discover the plants, animals and interactions that occur in three different ecosystems.
  • Using a classification key
  • Making a spore Prints
  • Germinating Activities:
  • Do all roots grow downward?

Chapter5

  • New paper from old paper
  • Filtering Polluted Water
  • Touchy Plants
  • Comparing Cones and Fruits
  • To inquire—parts of flower

Chapter6

  • Comparing Climates
  • To check Marble Diversity

Chapter7

  • Discover how rocks change from one form to another.
  • Earth’s Layers
  • How Earth’s Plates Move
  • Making Models
  • Modeling glaciers

Chapter8

  • Learn how wood becomes petrified and why it is so colorful.
  • Making Waves
  • The Scratch Test

Chapter9

  • Explore what determines the shape of a volcano.
  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!
  • Forming Crystals
  • Instant Weathering

Chapter10

  • Discover the causes of groundwater pollution and its effects
  • See how recycling plants do their job.

Chapter11

  • Explore what causes local differences in the water cycle
  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!

Chapter12

  • Uncover features of the ocean floor.
  • Where are the highest, the lowest, the hottest, and the coldest places on Earth? Find Out!

Chapter14

  • Discover why carbon is so important in our lives
  • Find out how much movement occurs in the same matter in different states
  • Try your hand at separating different kinds of mixtures.
  • Run an experiment to determine the melting point and boiling point of three different substances

Chapter15

  • Explore how hybrid cars work.

Chapter16

  • Look inside an electric motor to see how it works.

Chapter18

  • What makes a compass work?
  • Pick-up the correct amount of paper clips by creating an electromagnet with batteries and coils.

Chapter19

  • Discover what happens when a bat hits a ball.
  • Explore how mass, force, and acceleration are related .Help the robot find his missing parts.

Science Fair Projects:

  • What packing materials are better for food preservation?
  • How is Hydro Power generated?
  • Water purification methods (filtering/distillation)
  • Global warming
  • How clocks keep time?-Water Clock
  • Effects of water impurities in plant growth
  • Plants need sunlight. Place plants in light and dark -- see what happens.
  • Clouds-Forming clouds in 30 seconds
  • Plants need water -- same idea as above, but don't water one plant, give other plants varying amounts of water. Take pics and see what happens.

Total Lessons : 112
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Seven – Eight

 Earth Science

The Earth Science curriculum builds on the natural curiosity of students. By connecting them to the beauty of geological history, the amazing landforms around the globe, the nature of the sea and air, and the newest discoveries about our universe, it gives students an opportunity to relate to their everyday world. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
  • Earth’s minerals and rocks.
  • Earth’s interior.
  • Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and the movements of continents.
  • Geology and the fossil record.
  • Oceans and the atmosphere.
  • The solar system and the universe.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Wall Map Set (Science/History)
  • Graduated cylinder, 250 mL
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Advanced Rock and Mineral Kit
  • Diffraction grating film
  • Stopwatch
  • Latch magnet
  • Safety glasses
  • Magnifying glass
  • Centimeter gram cubes
  • Clay (four colors)
  • Fine sand
  • White tile
  • Advanced thermometer

NOTE: List subject to change.

 Life Science

The Life Science program invites students to investigate the world of living things—at levels both large and small—by reading, observing, and experimenting with aspects of life on earth. Students explore an amazing variety of organisms, the complex workings of the cell, the relationship between living things and their environments, and discoveries in the world of modern genetics. Practical, hands-on lesson activities help students discover how scientists investigate the living world. Students perform laboratory activities and a full unit investigation to learn about the application of scientific methods.

Students will study a variety of topics in biology, including:

  • The chemical building blocks of life.
  • Fundamentals of ecology and life’s environments.
  • The biology of organisms from bacteria to mammals.
  • The life processes of plants.
  • The variety of cell structure and how cells perform the tasks necessary for life.
  • Fundamentals of genetics.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Graduated cylinder (100 mL)
  • Compound microscope
  • Radish seeds
  • Microscope slides (set of 12)
  • Slide cover slips (set of 12)
  • Transparencies (set of 12)
  • Petri dishes
  • Agar vials
  • Green bean bush seeds
  • Blue Fescue grass seeds
  • Safety glasses
  • Magnifying glass
  • Advanced thermometer

NOTE: List subject to change.

 Physical Science

The Physical Science program introduces students to many aspects of the physical world, focusing first on chemistry and then on physics. The course provides an overview of the physical world and gives students tools and concepts to think clearly about atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, motion, electricity, light, and other aspects of chemistry and physics.

Among other subjects, students study:

  • Structure of atoms.
  • Elements and the Periodic Table.
  • Chemical reactions.
  • Forces, including gravitational, motion, acceleration, and mass.
  • Energy, including light, thermal, electricity, and magnetism.

    Materials

Standard Curriculum Items

  • Graduated cylinder, 250 mL
  • Stopwatch
  • 10 Newton Spring Scale
  • Digital scale
  • Double pulley
  • Metallic rod
  • Metallic spring
  • Muriatic acid
  • Phenolphthalein
  • Protective gloves (2 pair)
  • D cell battery holder
  • Cork stoppers
  • Plastic Bottle, 500 ml.
  • Enamel coated heavy gage copper wire
  • Non-insulated copper wire
  • Insulated copper wire strips (set of 5)
  • Directional compass
  • Bar magnet (pair)
  • Plastic pipette
  • Safety glasses
  • Iron filings
  • Lamp bulbs (set of 4)
  • Lamp bulb receptacle (set of 2)
  • Advanced thermometer

NOTE: List subject to change.

    Books Used:

Unit C: Cells, Herdity and Classification – Holt
Unit M: Forces, Motion , and Energy - Holt
Unit K: Introduction to Matter - Holt
Unit D: Human Body systems and Health - Holt
Unit L: Interactions of Matter - Holt
Unit N: Electricity and Magnetism
Unit O: Sound and Light
Unit E: Environmental Science

    Activities: Grade 8

Activity Material Required
Measure the rate at which finger nails grow. Graph Paper, Metric UER, Permanent Marker
Muscles at Work Clock (watch), thermometer
Carbon dioxide breath Calculator , Clock or stop watch, Erlenmeyer flask, 150ml Eyedropper, Gloves, protective, Graduated cylinder 150ml,Paper towels, Phenol red indicator solution Plastic drinking straw, Water, 100 ml
Stomach churns: chemical digestion in the stomach Beef stew meat, Eyedropper, Gloves, protective Graduated cylinders 25ml,Hydrochloric acid, very dilute 0.1 m , Measuring spoon Meat tenderizer commercially prepared containing papan, Tape, masking, Test tubes, Test-tube marker Test-tube rack, Water
A Hot and Cold Lab: measure and record time and temperature accurately Beaker, 250 ml 400ml ,Coffee ca, large ,Graduated cylinder, 10ml,Graphing paper, Hot plate, Ice, crushed Rock salt, Stopwatch thermometer, Water Wire-loop stirring device
Flame tests: flame colors omitted by various compounds. Bunsen burner, Chloride test solutions, Hydrochloric acid, Beaker, Spark igniter, Tape, masking, Test tubes, Wire and holder
Made of nuclei of certain isotopes Periodic table ,Plastic foam balls, blue m white, Toothpicks
Creating periodic table Bags of objects, balance, metric, meter stick, paper, graphing, paper
Finding the volumes of objects which have irregular shapes Graduated cylinder, Water, Various small objects Bottle, plastic, Funnel, Pan, aluminum pie Paper towels, water
Finding and confirming the relationship between the mass and volume of a substance Balance \ graduated cylinder , Towels
Increase or decrease in temperature effects the volume of balloon Balloon, Beaker, Gloves, Hot plate, Ice water, Pan, aluminum ,Ruler, Water
Detecting Acceleration Container with lid, Cork, plastic ball, Pushpin, Scissor String, Water
Intertie- Rama Egg, hard boiled, Raw eggs, Card, Coin, Cup, Mass, hanging meter stick, scissor
Fluids, Force and Floating: to calculate buoyant force on an object Balance, Mass set, Ruler, Water
Building a lung Bag, trash, small plastic , Balloon, top half, 2 L, Clay, Golf-ball-sized piece, Rubber bands, Ruler, metric Straw, plastic, Tape, transparent
Enzymes in Action Beef liver, Gloves, protection, Graduated cylinder (10ml) Hydrogen per oxide fresh(4 m), Mortar and pestle (or fork and watch glass), Plate, small, Spatula, Test tube, Test-tube rack, Tweezers, Water
To demonstrate: areas of skin that respond t certain stimuli Dissecting pin with a small piece of cork or small rubber stopper covering sharp end Eyedropper, plastic Paper, graphing, Pens or markers, washable Ruler, metric, Tap water, hot Water, very cold
Physical and chemical changes Baking powder, Baking soda, Carton, egg, plastic foam Cornstarch, Eyedroppers, Iodine solution Spatulas , Stirring rod, Sugar, Vinegar, water


































































Total Lessons : 140
Lesson Time : 50 minutes

Grade Nine – Ten

Chemistry:
Chemistry is a broad science, embracing the concepts of creation of molecules and the manipulation of atoms and dealing with microscopic and macroscopic scales. It covers interactions with plants, animals and humans through agriculture, biology and medicine and with the physical world through electronics, new building materials and new sources of energy. It affects the people of our planet, protecting and preserving our health, ecology, culture and heritage. This course is an introduction to the world of chemistry. The following book is required for this course: HOLT CHEMISTRY by R. Thomas Myers, Keith B. Oldham, Salvatore Tocci; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston Publishers, 2008

Outline of the Chemistry Syllabus:

Chapter 1: The Science of Chemistry

  • Section 1: What is Chemistry
  • Section 2: Describing Matter
  • Section 2: How is Matter Classified?
  • LAB 1: Laboratory Techniques
  • LAB1(a) : Conservation of Mass- Percentage of Water in Popcorn

Ch11: States of Matter & Intermolecular Forces

  • Sec1: States & States Changes
  • Sec2: Intermolecular Forces
  • Sec3: Energy of State Changes
  • Sec4: Phase Equilibrium
  • LAB 2: Wetting A surface

Ch12: Gases

  • Sec1: Characteristics of Gases
  • Sec2: The gas laws
  • Sec3: Molecular Composition of gases

Ch13: Solutions

  • Sec1: What is a solution?
  • Sec2: Concentration & Molarity
  • Sec3: Solubility & the Dissolving Process
  • LAB: Supersaturation
  • LAB 3: Paper Chromatography of colored markers

Ch 14: Chemical Equilibrium

  • Sec1: Reversible Reaction & Equilibrium
  • Sec2: Systems at Equilibrium
  • Sec3: Equilibrium Systems & Stress

Ch 15: Acids & Bases

  • Sec1: What are Acids & Bases?
  • Sec2: Acidity, Basicity & pH
  • Sec 3: Neutralization & Titrations
  • LAB 4: Drip- Drop Acid Base Experiment
  • LAB5: Acid- Base Titration of an Egg Shell

Ch 16: Reaction Rates

  • Sec1: What Affects Rates of a reaction?
  • Sec2: How can Reaction Rates be Explained?

Ch17: Oxidation, Reduction & Electrochemistry

  • Sec1: Oxidation Reduction Reaction
  • Sec2: Introduction to Electrochemistry
  • Sec3: Galvanic Cells
  • Sec4: Electrolytic Cells
  • LAB 8 : Redox Titration
  • LAB 9 : Redox Titration – Mining Feasibility Study

Physics:

This course is an introduction to the world of physics. Physics is found in every aspect of daily life; from our own existence to everything we see and touch, natural or man-made. Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about Nature. Holt Physics generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world. The following book is required for this course:

HOLT Physics by Raymond A. Serwayn & Jerry S. Faughn Holt, Rinehart, and Winston Publishers, 2008

Outline of the Physics Syllabus:

Ch1: The Science of Physics

  • Sec1: What is Physics?
  • Sec2: Measurements in Experiments
  • Sec3: The language of Physics
  • LAB 1: Physics & Measurement

Ch 2: Heat

  • Sec1: Temperature & Thermal Equilibrium
  • Sec2: Defining Heat
  • Sec3: Changes in Temperature & Phase
  • LAB 2: Specific Heat Capacity

Ch3: Thermodynamics

  • Sec1:Relationships between Heat & work
  • Sec2: The First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Sec3: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Ch4: Vibrations & Waves

  • Sec1: Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Sec2: Measuring Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Sec3: Properties of Waves
  • Sec4: Wave Interactions

Ch5: Sound

  • Sec1: Sound Waves
  • Sec2: Sound Intensity & Resonance
  • LAB 5: Speed of Sound

Ch6: Light & Reflection

  • Sec1: Characteristics of Light
  • Sec2: Flat Mirrors
  • Sec3: Curved Mirrors
  • Sec4: Color & Polarization
  • LAB 6: Brightness of Light

Ch 7 : Refraction

  • Sec1: Refraction
  • Sec2: Thin Lenses
  • Sec3: Optical Phenomena
  • LAB 7: Converging Lenses

Ch 8: Interference & Diffraction

  • Sec1: 1: Interference
  • Sec2: Diffraction
  • LAB 8: Diffraction

Biology

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. Advances in new technologies, such as recombinant DNA and genomics have made this varied discipline more exciting than ever. This course is an introduction to the world of biology. The students will learn and research the processes of life from complete organism functioning; through to the organization of cells into tissues and organs, and cellular and molecular interactions. The labs included in the course develop a range of important science skills in data collection, modeling and exploration. The following book is required for this course:

  • Holt Biology, by RobDe Salle &Michael R. Heithaus ;Holt, Rinehart, and Winston Publishers,2008

Outline of the Biology Syllabus:

Ch.1: Biology & You

  • Sec1: The Nature of Science
  • Sec2: Scientific Method
  • Sec3: Tools & Techniques
  • LAB 1: SI UNITS

(Research Project) : Applications of Biology

Ch2: Classification

  • Sec1: Importance of Classification
  • Sec2: Modern Systematic
  • Sec 3: Kingdoms & Domains
  • LAB 2: Dichotomous Keys

Chp 3: Bacteria & Viruses

  • Sec1: Bacteria
  • Sec2: Viruses
  • Sec3: Bacteria, Viruses & Humans
  • LAB3: Bacterial Staining

Ch4: Protists

  • Sec1: Characteristics of Protists
  • Sec2: Groups of Protists
  • Sec3: Protists & Humans
  • LAB 4: Yeast & Fermentation

Ch5: Fungi

  • Sec1: Characteristics of Fungi
  • Sec2: Groups of Fungi
  • Sec3: Fungi & Humans
  • LAB5: Mushroom Dissection

Chp6: Plant Diversity & Life Cycles

  • Sec1: Introduction to Plants
  • Sec2: Seedless Plants
  • Sec3: Seed Plants
  • Sec4: Flowering Plants
  • LAB 6: Plant Diversity

Chp7: Seed Plant Structure & growth

  • Sec1: Plant Tissue Systems
  • Sec2: Roots, Stems & leaves
  • Sec3: Plant growth & development
  • LAB 7: Monocot & Dicot Seeds

(Research Project) Mycorrhizae

Chp 8: Plant Processes

  • Sec1: Nutrients & Transport
  • Sec2: Plant Responses
  • LAB 8: Cultivation Techniques

Chp9: Introduction to Animals

  • Sec1: Characteristics of Animals
  • Sec2: Animal Body Systems
  • Sec3: Evolutionary Trends in Animals
  • LAB9: Filtration rate of kidneys

Ch10: Simple Invertebrates

  • Sec1: Sponges
  • Sec2: cnidarians
  • LAB 10: Body Symmetry & Coral Skeletons

(Research Project): Flat Worms & Round Worms

Ch 11: Mollusks & Annelids

  • Sec1: Mollusks
  • Sec2: Annelids
  • LAB 11: Clam Characteristics

Ch 12: Arthropods & Echinoderms

  • Sec1: Arthropods
  • Sec2: Arachnids & Crustaceans
  • Sec3: Insects
  • Sec4: Echinoderms
  • LAB 12: Cray fish Dissection

(Research Project): Mammals

Chp 13: Fishes & Amphibians

  • Sec1: The Fish body
  • Sec2: Modern Fishes
  • Sec3: The Amphibian Body
  • Sec4: Modern Amphibians
  • LAB 13: Live Frog Observation

Ch14: Reptiles & Birds

  • Sec1: The Reptile Body
  • Sec2: Groups of Reptiles
  • LAB14: Amniotic Eggs

Tuition Fees

GRADE
TUITION FEES
BOOK FEES
ACTIVITIES
MUSIC CLASSES
TOTAL
KG1
15,120 AED
1,200 AED
650 AED
350 AED
17,320 AED
KG2
15,880 AED
1,350 AED
850 AED
350 AED
18,530 AED
Grade One
21,450 AED
2,100 AED
650 AED
350 AED
24,550 AED
Grade Two
21,450 AED
2,100 AED
650 AED
350 AED
24,550 AED
Grade Three
21,450 AED
2,100 AED
650 AED
350 AED
24,550 AED
Grade Four
21,450 AED
2,100 AED
650 AED
350 AED
24,200 AED
Grade Five
22,050 AED
2,200 AED
850 AED
350 AED
24,900 AED
Grade Six
22,050 AED
2,480 AED
650 AED
350 AED
25,180 AED
Grade Seven
26,720 AED
2,825 AED
650 AED
0 AED
30,195 AED
Grade Eight
28,110 AED
2,500 AED
650 AED
0 AED
31,260 AED
Grade Nine
29,500 AED
3,300 AED
650 AED
0 AED
33,450 AED
Grade Ten
30,920 AED
2,800 AED
650 AED
0 AED
34,570 AED
Grade Eleven
30,920 AED
2,800 AED
650 AED
0 AED
34,870 AED
Grade Twelve
31,920 AED
2,800 AED
650 AED
0 AED
34,870 AED

Transportation

AlNakheel BuildingAlDhait Building/KG
AreaOne WayTwo Ways
School Area1,5002,500
Burairat2,0003,500
Ma'moora/Maareed2,0003,500
AlNakheel2,0003,500
Julan/Julfar2,0003,500
Rams/Shamal2,5004,000
Shaam3,0005,000
RAK Old Town/Khuzam2,0003,500
AlDhait2,5004,000
Digdagha2,5004,000
AlHamra3,5005,000
AreaOne WayTwo Ways
School Area1,5002,500
Burairat2,0003,500
Ma'moora/Maareed2,5004,000
AlNakheel2,5004,000
Julan/Julfar2,5004,000
Rams/Shamal2,5004,500
Shaam3,5006,000
RAK Old Town/Khuzam2,0003,500
AlSaih2,5004,000
Digdagha2,5004,000
AlHamra2,5004,000
AlDhait2,0003,000

All school fees must be paid in full or in three (3) postdated checks/installments for one full academic year:

  • First Payment     : Sep. 1st - 40%
  • Second Payment : Dec. 1st - 30%
  • Third Payment    : Feb. 1st  - 30%

Nonrefundable seat reservation fees is AED 1000. This amount will be deducted from the tuition fees.

School fees do not include: uniform, books, food and transportation.

Admission

Registration to any grade level is not final until proper and complete documentation is provided to the administration, the annual tuition fees settled in full as per regulations. Students can reserve seats until July 1st (depending upon seat availability).

Nonrefundable seat reservation fees are AED 1,000. This amount will be deducted from the tuition fees .

List of Requirements:

  • Completed and signed Application Form (download form), (Internet Agreement), (Bus Agreement), (Medical Form) and (Authorization)
  • Six (6) passport size pictures (please print student's name clearly on the back of each picture)
  • Previous school records/transcripts
  • Copy of child’s Birth Certificate
  • Copy of child's Immunization/Vaccination Records
  • Copy of child’s passport  along with visa- (originals should be presented)
  • A passport copy of applicant’s father/or guardian
  • Transfer Certificate (needed at time of enrollment)
  • A recommendation letter from previous school.

All new students from Grade 1 to Grade 11 must be examined to assess their language skills and ability.

The results of the assessment and interview will not be disclosed until all documents have been submitted to the registrar office.

Timings


KG level:

  • Classes begin at 08:25 and end at 01:35 except for Thursday
  • Weekdays: Sunday to Thursday
  • Weekend : Friday and Saturday

RAKAAG school day consists of:

Grades 1 to 5:
  • Eight periods(40 minutes each).
  • Two breaks
  • Classes begin at 8:00 am and end at 2:40 pm
  • Weekdays: Sunday to Thursday
  • Weekend : Friday and Saturday.

Grades 6 to 12:
  • Every day consists of 8 periods.
  • Every period is 50 minutes long.
  • There are two breaks during the day.
  • Classes end at 02:45.
  • Buses move at 02:45.
  • Weekdays: Sunday to Thursday
  • Weekend : Friday and Saturday.

Semesters:
  • There are three semesters in the scholastic year.
  • Each semester is roughly 11 weeks. (12 weeks for Grade K-3).
  • By the end of each semester students of grades 4 upward sit for end of semester exam.

Calendar & Events

Academic Year 2013/2014 :

School Calendar


Gallery

Trips 2011-2012

Book Fair (27/9/2011)

Pajama Day (27/9/2011)

Wacky Wednesday (26/10/2011)

Camp (3/11/2011)

National Day Celebration (30/11/2011)

Sports' Day (30/1/2012)

RAKAAG Beach Cleanup (25/2/2012)

RAKAAG Global Day (1/3/2012)

English Day (13/3/2012)

Contact Us

For more information, you can contact us using the following :  

Main Campus

Tel  : +971 7 2211462

Fax : +971 7 2211463

P.O.Box : 16255, RAK, UAE

Email: info@rakaag.com

Location Map : View it here








School Vacancies

Ras Al Khaimah American Academy for Girls (RAKAAG) in the United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit for September 2014 the following positions:

  • Qualifications for Female Science Teacher
    1. Must have Bachelor's degree in Science (major in Physics)
    2. Must have at least two years teaching experience and excellent knowledge of curriculum development, assessment and use of technology in the classroom
    3. Has the correct attitude and is a team player.
    4. Experience in American curriculum is an added advantage.

  • Qualifications for Female Librarian
    1. Must have Bachelor's degree as Library Information
    2. Can develop and manage collections of books and journals (both paper and electronic
    3. Can create, update and manage information resources, both electronic and printed
    4. Can select, acquire and do cataloguing information using library and information software
    5. Keeping up to date with relevant professional developments in the library sector

  • Qualifications for Female Career Counselor
    1. Must have degree in Careers Counseling
    2. Must have at least two years' experience in a school setting
    3. Has experience in administering personality and interest portfolios
    4. Can supports individuals in understanding their situations, so as to work through issues towards solutions

Interested and Qualified candidates, please send your most updated CV together with a covering letter and a most recent photograph. Applications to be emailed to Ms. Cinderella Vega at info@rakaag.com.