As the year changes, here I am to keep you up to date in science class! I am glad to have been back from maternity leave since November, and to be picking up some exciting science topics in January. Here's what I've got planned starting in semester 2:
6th Grade Earth and Space Science
After wrapping a Trip Through Geological Time, we have begun a month-long project on documenting the current moon phases, and will also be studying how the earth, moon, and sun interact.
7th Grade Life Science
We recently finished our unit on Evolution and will be digging into the structure and functions of animal and plant cells and genetics.
8th Grade Physical Science
We have briefly begun review of properties of matter and will continue to study the Periodic Table of Elements, chemical reactions, and chemical equations. This semester we will also be reviewing for the state assessment which is only in 8th grade for science, and covers all middle school topics.