Middle School Science Home

Welcome to the Science homepage!  Use the navigation bar at the left to select the course you are in and access materials used in class or for homework.

Consistently useful links:

Share this amazing view of our solar system with your family! (not to scale).  EDIT: It turns out there are a couple of problems with the accuracy of this animation other than the scale.  The main one is that this animation makes it look as though the planets all trail after the sun as it flys through space.  In fact, because the orbits of the planets are tilted about 60 degrees from the Sun's direction of travel, the planets are often ahead of the Sun as the solar system travels through space.  

What is Science?  Not sure?
Take a look at understandingscience.org, a site from UC Berkeley that breathes some life into the traditional model of the scientific method.  
The science flowchart should be familiar from class.

News and Events

The End of the World?
For a comprehensive look at the information available about the supposed cataclysm approaching on 12/21/2012, click here:

Perhaps my favorite page from the above is this media-rich page from Scientific American about 12 things that will change the world.  You can see it here:
The germs in your body outnumber your cells 10 to 1!  Click here to learn more.

Solar Eclipse - Click here for lots of great info on the solar eclipse we had on Sunday!

Hack the Future - Learn how to make amazing things with computers, electronics, technology and entrepreneurship!
The next event is on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Stanford.

Come to the College of San Mateo's Family Science and Astronomy Festival this weekend! (Saturday Nov. 5, 2011)
    The festival starts at 2:00 and culminates with a keynote speech by Mr. Hilton's favorite professor, world-renowned astronomer and award winning teacher, Alex Fillipenko of UC Berkeley from 6:30 to 8:30.  For those who are dressed warmly, you can observe the cosmos through telescopes on the rooftop observatory from 9:15 until 11:00.