Calvary's Middle School teachers make sure to keep students engaged in learning by using interactive, hands-on educationl opportunities. Here are some highlights from each grade from our Science Teacher, Mrs. Faubion:
We talk about the planets, weather, the composition of Earth, and forensics. Throughout the year, we have hands-on activities such as Modeling Rockets, Researching the Space Program, Creating and Tracking Weather Stations, Making volcanoes, & Solve a Crime.
We study the 5 Kingdoms of life: Bacteria, Fungi, Plants, Protists, and Animals. We also do a unit on heredity.
7th grade students can expect to do a lot of dissecting in science class. These include: squid, sharks, crayfish, and frogs.
Our 8th graders study 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.
All of our Middle School Science classes participate in a Sci-Fest Competition each year.
Click here to ask Mrs. Faubion specific questions about our Science Curriculum.