6-8

Science in Middle School

Grades 6-8

 

            Our Middle School Science program pushes students to continue development of their understanding through science and engineering practices.  Physical Science is studied in sixth grade, Life Science in seventh grade, and Earth Science is studied in eighth grade.  Performance expectations at all middle school grade levels focus on students demonstrating a deeper understanding of scientific phenomena through modeling, planning and conducting investigations, and analyzing and interpreting data.  Students also continue to build on their scientific writing through constructed explanations that focus on supporting claims with evidence and scientific reasoning.  Throughout each unit, students will have opportunities to collaborate with peers through the engineering design process to create and evaluate solutions to given problems.