MS Science

Middle School Science

General Objectives:
  • To apply scientific and engineering practices in gaining knowledge and understanding
    •  Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
    • Developing and using models
    • Planning and carrying out investigations
    •  Analyzing and interpreting data
    • Using mathematics and computational thinking
    • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
    • Engaging in argument from evidence
    • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
  • To relate basic scientific concepts in the learning of all topics
    • Patterns observed in forms and events
    • Cause and effect: mechanism and explanation of events and their causes
    • Scale, Proportion, and Quantity: different measures of size, time, and energy
    • Systems and System Models: defining a system and testing ideas
    • Energy and Matter: flows, cycles, and conservation
    • Structure and Function: The way structure determines functions
    • Stability and Change: conditions of stability and rates of change