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The Science department at Gunning Bedford is dedicated to helping students incorporate technology and writing into the core themes of science.  These themes are Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science.  Along with teaching these themes, a focus is placed on practicing safety in the science lab room.  The science state standards are followed, and can be accessed at www.doe.k12.de.us.  The science department is also anxiously awaiting the adoption of the Common Core Standards, which is expected to take place in the Fall of 2012.

6th Grade Units

  • My Body and Me
  • Force and Motion
  • Earth History
  • Electrical Energy
  • Simple Machines

7th Grade Units

  • Diversity of Life
  • Our Genes, Ourselves
  • Properties of Matter
  • Delaware Watersheds


8th Grade Units

  • Transformation of Energy
  • Weather
  • Planetary Systems
  • Delaware Ecosystems

Colonial School District has a Science Showcase each year, where students from Kindergarten to 12th grade plan exhibits and hands-on activities for the public.  Held at William Penn High School, the Showcase is always a favorite!  This event occurs in the spring.

8th grade students will take the Science DCAS test the week of May 21.  The test will cover learning from 6th through 8th grade.