Sixth grade science is an overview and touches on all aspects of science that include Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Students learn about cells, reproduction, heredity, classifying, plants, ecosystems, changes to Earth’s surface, rocks, fossils, water cycle, weather patterns, solar system and atoms/elements.
Seventh grade science follows the Core Knowledge sequence in which students study Physical Science, the history of Earth, cell division, and Life Science. Areas of study include density, matter, solids, liquid, gas, periodic table, atom bonding, chemical reactions, paleontology, geological time line, mitosis, meiosis, bones, nutrition, digestion, circulation, respiration, and the nervous system.
Eighth grade students have an in-depth study of Earth Science and Physical Science during the school year. Topics in Earth Science deal with plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, and astronomy. The focus of Physical Science encompasses physics, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, light and sound waves.