Welcome to Middle School Science! Lessons are aligned to the CA Next Generation Science Standards

 Science Curriculum:  Impact Science aligned with CA NGSS. All units are developed around anchor phenomena.

6th Grade Units; Weather, Climate, Earth Systems, Natural Resources, Human Impact, STEAM Projects

7th Grade Units; Cells, Traits and Survival, Earth Sytems, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Ecology, STEAM Projects

6th Grade Week of February 24th:

Unit: Earth’s Place in the Universe/ PBL: Design a Mars Colony

This unit is about the Earth’s place in our solar system and in the larger universe.  The anchor phenomenon for this unit is “Where are we in space, and how do we know?”

Homework:  Start gathering supplies for Mars Colony

7th Grade Week of February 24th:  Unit: Traits and Survival

The anchor phenomenon for this unit is to understand how species become endangered and what we can do about it. Students will be assigned an endangered species and will learn all about this species: traits that are genetic and non-genetic, the traits it needs for survival and reproduction, and the environmental factors that play a role in the lives of these species. By understanding how traits and the environment influence the survival and reproduction of their species, students will begin to understand why the species are endangered and hopefully what can be done to protect them.

The anchor phenomenon for this unit is “Why are some species endangered, and what can we do about it?”

Homework:  Study for Earth Systems Quiz

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Students will be able to join Newslea once given a join code.


Glogster:  Multimedia Posters