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Middle School Science

 

Grade 6 Science

Science is the development of answers to questions through the use of observation, experimentation, and tested truths. Grade 6 students will practice the skills needed to open the door to the world of scientific research. Grade 6 Science will range from hands on labs to lecture and discussion. Students will also be working cooperatively in group projects. Occasionally supplemental videos will be used to enhance the learning experience. Students will be expected to keep a notebook and participate in in-class activities, which will be important for success in this class.

Topics in this course will include the following:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Science and Technology
  • Matter and Its Changes
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Earth structure
  • Weathering and Soil
  • Water Erosion, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
  • Weather and Climate
  • Earth surface

Syllabus and Pacing Guide Science Grade 6

Grade 7 Life Science

The life science course covers the characteristics of living things, plant and animal cell structures, the characteristics of unicellular and multicellular life, genetics, classification of organisms, the structure and function of human cells tissues organs and organ systems, and the structure and function of plants.

Topics covered will include:

  • Cells and Heredity
  • Cell Processes and Energy
  • DNA–  The Code of Life
  • Ecolgy and Environment
  • Ecosystems and Biomes
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Periodic Table
  • Atoms and Bonding

Syllabus and Pacing Guide Life Science Gr 7

Grade 8 Physical Science

This class provides a review of the nature of science (scientific method, experimentation, and metrics and measurement) in addition to examining the basics of physics including motion, forces, work and machines, and energy followed by matter, atomic structure and a review of the periodic table, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Three states of Matter
  • Volune and Density
  • Effects of Temperature on Matter
  • Atomic Bonding
  •  Covalent Bonding
  • Force ,Work and Power
  • Inertia vs Energy
  • Heat and Energy
  • Directed Motion
  • Time, Distance & Speed
  • Alkalinity and Acidity
  • Static Electricity
  • Circuitry, Positive & Negative Charges
  • DC Motor

Syllabus and Pacing Guide Science Grade 8