Welcome to VCMS Science!
Our Vickery Creek Middle School Science program is very energetic and dedicated to providing the highest quality science educational experience. Our science teachers use a variety of teaching techniques and tools such as online interactive software (Phet, Sci Links, BrainPop and science based apps), hands-on labs, demonstrations, research, and projects in all of our science classes. Each grade focuses on a different aspect of science. Our students in the sixth grade focus on Earth Science. They will take a look at our ever changing planet through the study of hydrology, geology, and meteorology. They will also look far beyond our world through the study of astronomy.
Life science is the main focus in the seventh grade. Units of study include cells, genetics, human biology, and ecosystems. The highlight for many students in seventh grade is a dissection that will be incorporated with the appropriate unit.
The eighth grade curriculum will focus on physical science and will follow the standards for the High School Physical Science Course (GA Standards for Excellence). The common strands in Physical Science include the Properties of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Energy, Force and Motion, and Waves (including sound and light), as well as Gravity, Electricity, and Magnetism. Students will take the High School End of Course Test (EOC) in Physical Science- which will count for 20% of the student's overall grade.