Our year of Power focuses on the colonization of America by Europeans and the formation of the United States. We use this historical context to build the student’s science knowledge and skills that were important during this period. These subjects include chemistry, anatomy, DNA, gravity, simple machines as well as the importance of the scientific process and creativity.

We define Power as a force that strongly affects or controls. In science, power can take the form of energy and work. The struggle for power has shaped history and government, too. When we understand how power works, we are safer in our homes and workplaces, and we are responsible citizens in our communities.


The theme map for On the Lookout for Power, taught during school year beginning with even years.


Mr. Olsen's Class Poster

A Get Out the Vote poster created by the 5th/6th class for their Government Social Action Project

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