Mrs. Stacey Faubion is our Middle School Science teacher.
All of our Middle School Science classes participate in a Sci-Fest Competition each year.
Planets, Weather, Earth Composition, Forensics
Hands-on activities such as Model Rockets, Researching the Space Program, Creating and Tracking Weather Stations, Making Volcanoes, and Solve a Crime
Study the Five Kingdoms of Life: Bacteria, Fungi, Plants, Protists, and Animals
Unit on Heredity
Dissecting of animals such as squid, sharks, crayfish, and frogs
Chemistry, Physics, and Electricity
Labs in chemistry include performing chemical reactions, phase changes, balancing equations, gas laws, and acid/base properties. We also study the Periodic Table and make Atomic models.
In physics, our labs demonstrate Newton's Laws, Bernouluis Principle, and Pascal's Principle so students experience these laws as well as read about them in their text. We also do labs to calculate speed, acceleration, and horsepower.
Our electricity unit is self-paced. Students create circuits in parallel and series as well as 2-way switches.
8th graders also explore substances like slip and silly putty, which are polymers. In physics, we talk about the basic concepts and model them while building and testing roller coasters. We finish the year with physiology, learning how the body’s systems interact. We model this with dissections of sheep brains and eyes.