Grades 7 & 8 Science

May 2019                                                                                                                                                          Grades 7/8 Science

8th grade is currently working on their physics unit and wrapping up how NASCAR applies the rules of physics to racing. Also they are applying rules of force, friction and energy changes in the world around them. 8th grade will also complete sound and light this month and prepare for their state exams.     

7th grade wrapped their plant unit with making a model flower to review all parts and functions of the organs. They also wrote reasons why the plant kingdom is so important. They will complete the animal and body systems units during the next month. They will have a project to design a "Safari Card" of any animal they choose or a research poster regarding a body system, its organs and their function as well as how to properly care for that systems and diseases that may be associated with the system.

 

 

Both groups will have a variety of lab activities, virtual labs, and project based learning activities throughout the school year.

 

Ms. Lisa Ehlers, Grades 7 & 8 Science
lehlers@cawb.org

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7th/8th grade Science Overview:

The 8th grade Physical Science component will include the various types of forces, Newton's laws, Bernoulli-Charles-and Boyle's Laws, as well as forces found in fluids and their applications in technology. Energy conversions and uses will be discussed in detail and will be related to real world situations. Conservation, positive and negative impacts of various forms of energy will also be topics of conversation and research. Students will also participate in this year Science Fair in March and hopefully many of the projects will be eligible for Science Congress. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!!!!

This year, 7th graders will be studying Life Science. We will work to increase the understanding of the interrelationships of all living things on Earth. We will cover some brief history regarding the discovery of cells, the development of technology to look at living things and the classification system designed for living things.

Students will learn the pathways of energy through the ecosystem, cellular processes from prokaryotic to multicellular organisms.

The "Theory of Evolution" and topics regarding genetics will be investigated. We will look at current topics in the news as well as information from the past. The kingdoms will also be investigated to see how organisms developed from a more simplistic unicellular design to a complex level of interdependent systems. We will also link the connectivity of all kingdoms for a properly functioning ecosystem. We will relate how we can have a positive impact on our planets Ecology and how to limit damage to the Earth. Lastly, we will study the systems of the human body from the cellular to systemic level. Topics will include areas of health, disease, physical fitness and the proper care of one’s body systems. I am looking forward to an interesting and fun filled year of learning!!

7th and 8th Science webpage: www.lehlersscience.webs.com

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Ms. Lisa Ehlers - Grades 7 & 8 Science
lehlers@cawb.org