Jr. High - Science

GRADE 7

In 7th grade Life Science the objective is to prepare students for high school biology. Students are introduced to concepts such as genetics and cell theory. The study of concepts like these increases their ability to analyze data and gain an understanding of how the human body and nature work. 

 

Major units:

  • Genetics: The Science of Heredity
  • Earth’s History
  • Structure and Function in the Human Body
  • Viruses and Bacteria
  • Cell Structure and Function

Classwork includes lectures, discussions, group projects, presentations, field trips, and reading assignments, along with homework.

A science fair project will be assigned where students must complete a finished project and include an abstract, logbook, written report and oral presentation.

GRADE 8

In 8th grade Physical Science the objective is to prepare students for high school chemistry and physics. Students study the periodic table, forces, and motion to name just a few. The study of these concepts increases the students’ ability to relate to everyday occurrences and observations around them and connects to specific scientific findings they make throughout the year. 

 

Major units:

  • Elements and the Periodic Table
  • Motion and Energy
  • Forces
  • Covalent and Ionic Bonds
  • Study of Atoms
  • Astronomy

Classwork includes lectures, discussions, group projects, presentations, field trips, and reading assignments, along with homework.

A science fair project will be assigned where students must complete a finished project and include an abstract, logbook, written report and oral presentation.