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    South Forsyth Middle School Science 
     
     
    • 6th-Grade ScienceThe middle school earth science course is designed to give all students an overview of common strands in earth science including, but not limited to, meteorology, geology, astronomy, oceanography, resources, and human impact on the earth.  Sixth-grade students observe and explain how an aspect of weather can affect a weather system.  They use different models to represent systems such as the solar system and the sun/moon/earth system.  They use what they observe about the earth’s materials to infer the processes and timelines that formed them.  Sixth graders write instructions, describe observations, keep and analyze the data they collect and show information in graphical form.  When analyzing the data they collect, sixth graders can recognize relationships in simple charts and graphs and find more than one way to interpret their findings.  The students replicate investigations and compare results to find similarities and differences.

     

    • 7th-Grade Science: The middle school life science course is designed to give students the necessary skills for a smooth transition from elementary life science standards to high school biology standards.  The purpose is to give all students an overview of common strands in life science including, but not limited to, diversity of living organisms, structure and function of cells, heredity, ecosystems, and biological evolution.  Students will develop the skill necessary to keep records of their observations and use those records to analyze the data they collect.  They observe and use observations to explain the diversity of living organisms and how the organisms are classified.  They use different models to represent systems such as cells, tissues, and organs.  They use what they know about ecosystems to explain the cycling of matter and energy.  They use the concepts of natural selection and fossil evidence in explanations.  Seventh graders write instructions, describe observations, and show information in graphical form.  When analyzing the data they collect, seventh graders can recognize relationships in simple charts and graphs and find more than one way to interpret their findings.

     

    • 8th-Grade Science:  The middle school physical science course is designed to give students the necessary skills for a smooth transition from elementary physical science standards to high school physical science standards.  The course provides an overview of common strands in physical science including, but not limited to, the nature of matter, laws of energy, matter, motion and forces, and energy transformation.  The eighth-grade physical science students work conceptually to develop an understanding of the concepts of conservation of matter, conservation of energy, physical change, chemical change, motion, forces, and energy transformation.  Eighth-grade students keep records of observations and analyze the data they collect.  They describe observations and show information in graphical form.  When analyzing data eighth-graders can recognize relationships in simple charts and graphs and find more than one way to interpret their findings. Successful completion of the course will earn one high school credit of required Physical Science on their high school transcript.

     

     6th Grade

     7th Grade

     8th Grade

    Ms. J. Imand 

    Mr. A. Khan

    Ms. C. McDade

    Ms. M. Ryan

     

     

    Ms. Budge

    Mr. Z. Buning*

    Ms. M. Downey

    Ms. Thacker

     

     *Department Chair

     

    Ms. R. Collins

    Mr. A. Khan

    Ms. T. Thomas

    Ms. E. Wood

     

     

     

     
     
     
Last Modified on August 12, 2021