Welcome to grade eight science. Our program at HMS is designed to apply skills acquired from earlier grade levels, using that knowledge and newly learned skills to investigate problem solving activities. Students will apply their abilities in the sciences of Ecology, Chemistry and general Physics.
Ecology with and emphasis on environmental pollution will engage the students the first quarter. They will use a field trip to Bubolz Nature Preserve as a beginning of their studies. The field trip is designed to provide the students with a hands-on/on site experience to study several different habitats.
Chemistry will bring atoms, elements and compounds to life as the students ponder the question of how matter is held together and organized according to physical and chemical properties. This topic will lead from the second quarter into the third quarter for the young scientists.
Physics is the topic of investigation the during the fourth quarter as the students identify forces around them and learn how the forces relate to their everyday actions. They will determine how much force the apple had when it hit Newton’s head. Throughout this quarter as well as the first three quarters activities centering around alternative energies will be studied.