The purpose of this course is to extend the understanding of key science concepts through inquiry, and to help you apply your science experiences to your daily lives. Middle school science is organized into three primary courses: Earth/Space Science (6th grade), Life Science (7th grade), and Physical Science (8th grade). Materials are taught using a combination of animated lessons, worksheets, labs, quizzes, tests, instructional videos, projects, discussions, and presentations. All three middle school science courses are correlated to the Archdiocese of Miami standards.
Middle school Earth and space science teaches studentsabout Earth’s structure, geologic processes and changes, weather and climate, plate tectonics, oceans, rivers, lakes and the water cycle, Earth’s atmosphere, natural resources, our solar system, stars, and galaxies.
Life Science includes materials covering the characteristics of living things, plant and animal cell structures, bacteria and viruses, genetics, the characteristics of unicellular and multicellular life, classification of organisms, the structure and function of human cells tissues organs and organ systems, populations and communities, biomes and ecosystems.
Physical Science includes materials covering chemistry and physics, including atoms, elements, mixtures and solutions, physical and chemical changes, the periodic table, chemical bonds, states of matter, motion, gravity, forces and fluids, waves, sound, light, electricity, density and buoyancy, energy, heat, the properties of waves, and magnetism.