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Science Reading List

9th grade students

The science department is engaging in a 9th grade school wide read this summer for the class of 2021. All incoming 9th grade students will be required to read the book The Martian a 2011 science fiction novel written by Andy Weir.

The purpose of choosing The Martian as a book for our 9th graders is to have them understand that the complexities of science can be understood at a basic human level. The Martian weaves essential parts of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics along with a basic human instinct-survival.

Teachers in the science department will be using excerpts of the book throughout the 2017-2018 school year to enhance our curriculum. Below is a video clip that will assist parents in understanding book choice.

Interview with Andy Weir

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10th grade students

The science department is engaging in a 10th grade school wide read this summer for the class of 2020. All 10th grade students will be required to read the book Ender's Game a science fiction novel written by Orson Scott Card.

The purpose of choosing Ender's Game as a book for our 10th graders because of its deeply emotional character analysis. Ender's Game is considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.

Teachers in the science department will be using excerpts of the book throughout the 2017-2018 school year to enhance our curriculum.