Science - Middle School

Grade 6

Teaching Philosophy: In the classroom of science, the students will take part in many hands-on activities. There is a strong belief in learning through doing, not only hearing. Students will respect other views from their own and partake in discussions through listening and speaking.

The following topic will be covered, but not limited to:

Earth Science

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Earth’s Structure
  • Earth’s Surface
  • Resources
  • Heat (Physical Science)
  • Thermal Energy through the Earth
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy Exchange

The Scientific Method:

  • Predicting
  • Measurements
  • Observations
  • Recording Data
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Science Fair (Yearly)

Science Camp (one week in the fall, to Sly Park)

Grade 7

Teaching Philosophy: In the classroom of science the students will take part in many hands-on activities.There is a strong belief in learning through doing, not only hearing.Students will respect other views from their own and partake in discussions through listening and speaking.

The following topic will be covered, but not limited to:

Life Science

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Fossils and Evidence of Evolution through Earth Science
  • Function and Structures of Living Systems
  • Physical Principles in Living Systems (Physical Science)

Scientific Method

  • Predicting
  • Measurements
  • Observations
  • Recording Data
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Dissections
  • Science Fair (Yearly)

Grade 8

Teaching Philosophy: In the classroom of science the students will take part in many hands-on activities.There is a strong belief in learning through doing, not only hearing.Students will respect other views from their own and partake in discussions through listening and speaking.

The following topic will be covered, but not limited to:

Physical Science

  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Structure of Matter
  • Solar System
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Physical Reactions
  • Chemistry of Living Systems
  • The Periodic Table of Elements
  • Density
  • Buoyancy

Scientific Method

  • Writing Experiments
  • Predicting
  • Measurements
  • Observations
  • Recording Data
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Science Fair (Yearly)