Science

Our SBJH Science Olympiad Team placed 2nd in Regionals at UCSB on March 9, 2024. Team members competed in a total of 22 events, involving knowledge based science topics, lab tests and engineering builds, placing in 14 of them.

Air Trajectory - 1st, Liam Walsh, Ezra Manriquez

Codebusters - 2nd, Liam Walsh, Ezra Manriquez

Disease Detectives - 2nd, Lauren Faletti, Alice Sweeney

Dynamic Planet - 3rd, Amelia Dysart, Laine Howell

Experimental Design - 3rd, Liam Walsh, Ezra Manriquez

Fossils - 2nd, Stella Heaton, Clara Hollerer

Meteorology - 3rd, Amelia Dysart, Laine Howell

Microbe Mission - 3rd, Amelia Dysart, Laine Howell

Optics - 3rd, Tara Ghahremani, Aurora Sanchez

Reach for the Stars - 2nd, Tara Ghahremani, Aurora Sanchez

Road Scholar - 2nd, Lauren Faletti, Alice Sweeney

Tower - 1st, Lauren Faletti, Alice Sweeney

Wind Power - 3rd, Tara Ghahremani, Aurora Sanchez

Write it, Do it - 2nd, Lauren Faletti, Alice Sweeney

 

 

Science Courses Offered at SBJHS:

Life Science (7th)*: This full year life science course develops scientific literacy in the content areas of cell biology, genetics, evolution, earth and life history, structure and function in living systems. Students will participate in a science project integrating scientific investigation with the Next Generation Science Standards. Students learn the proper and safe use of equipment through labs and hands-on activities.
*Also offered at Honors Level

Physical Science (8th)*: This full year physical science course develops scientific literacy in the content areas of motion, forces, structure of matter, Earth in the solar system, reactions, chemistry of living systems, the periodic table, and density and buoyancy. Scientific investigation and experimentation are emphasized throughout the year. All students participate in the 8th Grade Science Fair that integrates the Next Generation Science Standards into a rigorous scientific project. Students learn the proper and safe use of equipment through labs and hand-on activities. 
*Also offered at Honors Level