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7th grade Science Course Description:

Welcome to science! This year in 7th grade we will focus on the life sciences which includes the following areas:

v  Structure and function of animal and plant cells

v  Flow of energy in organisms

v  Genetics and Heredity

v  Human body systems with a focus of their interaction as a whole

v  Ecology, interactions among organisms, matter and flow of energy, biodiversity

v  Scientific Method

v  Engineering and design process


8th grade Science Course Description:

Welcome to science! This year in 8th grade we will focus on physical sciences which includes the following areas:

v  Forces and interactions, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, electric and magnetic forces.

v  Energy types and transfers.

v  Structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions.

v  Thermal energy and particle motion.

v  Waves and their types (sound and light), Electromagnetic radiation.

v  Scientific method.

v  Engineering and design process.