Science

Science in the Middle School of St. Mary’s covers topics in the fields of Geology, Biology and Chemistry. Each class focuses on incorporating hands-on activities and labs to enhance student learning. Literary strategies are taught and reinforced throughout the years. Students learn skills and gain knowledge that will help them, not only in future science classes, but in all of their subject areas. Through their experiences in Middle School Science, students will be prepared for their high school career.

The topics of study are:

Grade 6

  • Variables
  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Weather and Water
  • Environments

Grade 7

  • Structure of the Atom
  • Electricity
  • Cell Biology
  • Structure and Function in Living Systems

Grade 8

  • Density and Buoyancy
  • Structure of Matter
  • Periodic Table
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Chemistry of Living Systems
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Earth and Life History