4th - 5th Grades


During this yearlong 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. This class will utilize the Fusion Science 5th grade text but there will be supplements and modification for 4th grade students. 

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. A list of the topics that will be covered over the year is shown below:

Unit 1: How Scientists Work

Unit 2: The Engineering Process

Unit 3: Cells to Body Systems

Unit 4: Living Things Grow and Reproduce

Unit 5: Ecosystems

Unit 6: Energy and Ecosystems

Unit 7: Natural Resources

Unit 8: Changes to Earth’s Surface

Unit 9: The Rock Cycle

Unit 10: Fossils

Unit 11: Earth’s Oceans

Unit 12: The Solar System and the Universe

Unit 13: Matter

Unit 14: Light and Sound

Unit 15: Forces and Motion




Christina Taylor


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

Course Details

Day: Tue / Thur
Period: 5

Frequency: Twice per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $210
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required



Other Materials:

An online account to ThinkCentral will be provided by instructor and will be required to complete online virtual labs and digital lessons. 

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.