For the middle school standards, we’ll choose one topic from each of the three sciences, or pick one of these sciences and dive deeply into its specifics. We will use or develop a phenomenon-based study using student questions to drive our investigations.
Physical Science: Matter, atoms, density, waves (sound, electromagnetic, seismic)
Life Science: Environments, habitats, populations, survival, ecosystems, human activities which are impacting these ecosystems, genes and traits
Earth Systems Science: Volcanoes, weather, solar system, seasons, Moon phases