Welcome to 7th and 8th Grade Science!

What we are doing in 7th grade...

 

We are now in our third major unit:  Cycles!  Students will be learning about a variety of cycles that affect our planet including:  moon phases, eclipses, tides, seasons, water cycle, and cycles within our atmosphere.  They will also learn about ocean and air currents and how they affect our climate.  You can help your child by observing these things in nature. 

7th Grade Calendar

 

Our Science Calendar

 
What we are doing in 8th grade...
 

We are entering our astronomy unit in science.  Students will learn about the various objects in our solar system/universe and how they move.  They will continue their study on gravity and how it affects objects in the universe.  In addition, they will learn about galaxies and the vastness of the universe.  Stars and their life cycles will also be investigated, as well as the tools that we use to see them.  You can help your child by observing the stars together and identifying objects in the sky.  Tune into the discovery or science channel.  They have some great programs on the universe that will teach you and your child.

 
 

8th Grade Science

 
Cool Science Websites
 
 
 
Cool Astonomy Websites
 

See what’s happening in tonight’s sky.

http://stardate.org/nightsky/weekly.php

 

Want to find a constellation in the sky?  This interactive sight will do just that!

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellationjavalist.html

Interactive sight about our solar system

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/etp.htm

Interactive sight about comets

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/cometmyth/home.html

Interactive sight about asteroids

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/asteroids/

Watch a movie about the current month’s sky.

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/tonights_sky/show.php?month=december&year=2008

Homework help   http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/homework/

Cool interactive site

http://www.amnh.org/ology/?channel=astronomy&c#channel

 

http://www.3pounds.com/artyastro/

Sky Watch

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/skywatch/index.html

The Galaxy Song!

http://dingo.care-mail.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf 

 

Funny Cycles Cartoons!

 

 

Funny Astronomy Cartoons!