6th - 8th Grades



During this year long class, students will learn important concepts from the three main branches of science: Life, Physical, and Earth. With a tri-method curriculum, student will focus on hands-on science labs and activities in the classroom and digital lessons at home. Students will also use a textbook that doubles as their workbook to reinforce and enrich important concepts. ScienceFusion builds inquiry and STEM skills in the classroom, at home, on a laptop, and while using the science textbook. The digital curriculum, virtual labs, hands-on activities, and write-in science textbook develop important critical-thinking skills that prepare students for success in future science courses and in the workplace. We will work through three textbook/workbooks over two semesters. The three workbooks are listed above and can be purchased with charter funds. They are available at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website and on Amazon for $15 each. This course is compatible with STEAM, which can be utilized as a second hour of science if needed for once a week students. 




Fusion Science 1, 2, and 3 use the same approach in combining Life, Physical, and Earth Science concepts through a combination of hands-on, digital, and workbook resources. Since all 3 classes meet 6-8th grade NGSS, the

Christina Taylor


Phone: (530) 718-8369
Email: urbanartsyouth@gmail.com

Course Details

Day: Mon
Period: 2

Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $120
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required


Required Text: ScienceFusion Student Edition Interactive Worktexts Grades 6-8

Module E: The Dynamic Earth ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547589398

Module H: Forces & Energy ISBN-10: 0547589514


Other Materials:

An online account to Schoology. I will provide the classroom code at the start of the semester. 

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: No

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

I have always had a love for learning every since I was a child.  I have studied dance since the age of two: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, World Dance styles, and Hip-Hop. I received my B.A. in Multicultural Education from Sonoma State University and began working as a Program Coordinator for at-risk youth.  It was an amazing experience and it solidified my desire to serve the youth.  

Over the past 20 years I have had the opportunity to teach k-12th grade and community college courses.  This has given opportunity to work with a variety of families and students. During my 20 year journey I was trained in Behavioral Management and have worked specifically with children on the Autism spectrum.  This training has allowed me to serve as a special education aide as well as in-home behavioral services and case management.  

I'm also a mother of two children who I have homeschooled, my son 16 and my daughter 5.  It is very important to me that I provided students with room to create, question, explore, and grow in an environment that strengthens their academics.