Science

6th grade science

In 6th grade science we focus on introductory physics and chemistry.  We do many labs, including some larger projects like building Newton’s Scooters and Rube Goldberg Machines.  We also work on students learning the value of keeping good science notebooks.

Topical Course Overview:

  • Engineering
  • Matter
  • Solids,liquids, and gases
  • Changes of State
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Work and machines
  • Energy
  • Sound and Light
  • Electricity and Magnetism

7th Grade Science

In 7th grade science we focus on an introduction to biology.  We do labs regularly including several dissections.  While students continue to develop their skills in keeping scientific notebooks, they also work on their scientific drawing skills.  All 7th grade students participate in designing and conducting an independent science fair project.

Topical Course Overview:

  • Cells
  • Cell Processes and Energy
  • Genetics
  • Heredity
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Science Fair Project
  • Human Body Systems
  • Populations and Communities
  • Ecosystems and Biomes

8th Grade Science

In 8th grade science we study the Earth and its place in space.  We do labs regularly as well as using several different electronic simulations to help us better understand some concepts that are too large to test in a classroom setting.  Students continue to develop their skills in keeping scientific notebooks, and scientific drawing.  All 8th grade students participate in designing and conducting an independent science fair project.

Course Overview:

  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Science Fair Project
  • Ocean motions
  • Weather
  • Atmosphere
  • Astronomy

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