The Sierra Vista science curriculum provides a two year program emphasizing the process of scientific inquiry and experimentation while integrating the following major themes: energy, evolution, patterns of change, scale and structure, stability, and systems and interactions. Science is taught thematically in accordance with the California Science Framework and facilitates relevancy and application to the real world. Instruction is delivered through an activity-based, hands-on approach.

Science 7
Science 8
  • Scientific Measurement
  • Plant/Animal Behavior
  • Cells/Bacteria/Protists
  • Earth & Life History
  • Genetics/Evolution
  • Sound/Light
  • Health
  • Science Process Skills
  • Forces, Motion & Energy
  • Periodic Table
  • Chemical Reactions Chemistry of Matter
  • Chemistry of Living Systems
  • Earth in the Solar System
  • Scientific Measurement
  • Science Process Skills

Science Skills Taught and Developed:
Thinking - Observing - Communicating - Measuring - Relating - Categorizing - Inferring -
Comparing - Applying - Application of research skills (electronic searches).

Web Links & Sites | Science Projects

Mr. Mathot


Nondiscrimination Statement

The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Irvine Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.