Science at Hickman Charter School
The Hickman Charter Science team firmly believes that learning tied to a student’s experience is the most valuable type of learning there is. To insure that our families are prepared to engage in such learning, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a variety of activities that involve “doing” science throughout the course of the year. We are extremely proud of how our science program has expanded over the last few years here at Hickman. We at the science department are particularly proud of the facilities we enjoy, including our well-equipped science lab. Whether it’s a Hickman class, a take-home learning experience, or participation in Science Olympiad, our families are sure to find just what they need to enhance their study of science.
Through Hickman Charter School's Discovery Streaming account, our families have access thousands of videos and other teaching resources to enhance the study of science, social studies, math, language arts and more. Ask your Education Coordinator for a passcode to establish an account and access this resource from any computer.
New for HCS in 2019, Generation Genius is a science teaching resource for grades K-8 produced in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association. It brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material, etc. This is a supplemental program that will enhance any science curriculum and addresses all the NGSS standards for grades K-8. Hickman Charter families can request a username and password from their Education Coordinators.
We offer a subscription to Mystery Science for our enrolled families. Use the link in the online resources to the left to access a video tour that explains how Mystery Science is used. If, after viewing the video, interested families find that it might be useful, they can contact their Education Coordinator for information about signing up.
Common household items usually suffice when putting together the experiments found in most of our science curriculum. For those other experiments and projects that require more “sophisticated” tools and supplies, please fill out a science supply request form, which can be obtained in the Annex. We have equipment such as microscopes and scales, beakers, graduated cylinders, chemicals, etc. We will do our best to fill your order; and when a requested item is unavailable, an alternative will be suggested or included. Please plan well in advance so that we have time to fill your request.
Science Supply List
Science Supply Order Form
2018 HCS STEAM Maker Faire: although the faire has come and gone, we'll leave a link to the page with all the information. Click here!
Eclipse 2017: Another "come and gone" event, but with useful information and fun photos of our students as they explored the eclipse! Click here!