In Middle School Science, Students will use inquiry to understand life, earth and physical sciences. By using the scientific method students will apply math and language skills to correlate with further development of science skills. Each student will use computer technology to investigate, research and problem-solve as well as develop lab reports to best communicate experimental findings.
Using their inquiry skills in both the classroom and in lab activities students will learn the basics of proper lab safety using scientific equipment, computer research and lab reports. These students will learn about factors affecting the climate, explore geography – rocks, minerals, and the earth's geological process.
Students will classify organisms, study cellular life process, identify and understand the cellular life process and explore the development of the universe. Students will also grow plants from seeds - tracking their growth, researching them and presenting their findings as a project.
Eighth Grade science builds upon student's knowledge of the scientific method in the classroom, labs and technology. Students will study the characteristic, property and interactions of matter, learn the periodic table and explore and apply concepts of genetics and heredity.
The curriculum stresses achievement within a Catholic community.
The Diocesan curricular guidelines, consistent with the Illinois guidelines, are followed.