Middle School Science

Middle School Science Courses

Comprehensive Science I

Comprehensive Science I

Description

Middle School Comprehensive Science I is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. It introduces middle school students to the disciplines of life science, physical science, and earth-space science. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. The lessons make real-world connections and require students to apply STEM skills like analysis, problem-solving, science knowledge, and engineering practices. Hands-on and laboratory investigations are included throughout the course to provide students opportunities for exploration through scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, and experimental procedures. By the end of the course, students will be practicing, experimenting, thinking, and talking like a scientist!

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 28 - 32 weeks


Major Topics and Concepts

SEGMENT 1

Module 01—Force and Energy

  • Gravitational Law
  • Types of Forces
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  • Speed and Motion
  • Graphing Speed
  • Energy Transfer

Module 02—The Earth

  • Landforms
  • Weathering and Erosion
  • Shaping the Surface
  • Spheres of Earth
  • Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Heat Transfer Through Earth

Module 03—The Atmosphere

  • Energy and Temperature
  • Weather and Climate
  • Global Weather Patterns
  • The Water Cycle and Its Effects
  • The Atmosphere and You
  • Advanced Predicting Severe Weather

SEGMENT 2

Module 04—Cells and Life

  • Organization of Organisms
  • Cells and the Structure of Life
  • Cell Structure and Functions
  • Advanced Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

Module 05—Classifying Life

  • Maintaining Balance
  • Advanced Cell Cycle and Mitosis
  • Classification
  • Keys and Kingdoms

Module 06—Body Systems

  • Nervous and Musculoskeletal
  • Endocrine and Reproductive
  • Digestive and Excretory
  • Respiratory and Circulatory
  • Infections and Health
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