Developed through Rigorous Standards

Middle School Science

SES nurtures the development of each student to achieve their spiritual, intellectual, physical and social potential. Catholic values matter!

Structure and Method

Students will come to understand the concepts of Science through class discussions, presentations, daily reading of text, group work, labs and lab reports, work sheets, projects, and technology resources.

The interactive whiteboard is used in class to deliver power point slides, short videos, and additional information the students need to understand concepts being studied. iPads are used for daily work, vocabulary, and to obtain additional information needed to understand concepts.

…from beneath the ocean floor to the outer limits of space in the minds of our students.

Grade Level 6, Earth Science – Pearson

The students will explore all facets of the world around them with topics ranging from beneath the ocean floor to the outer limits of space. Students will perform a variety of exciting labs that are designed to help them experience science firsthand. Topics include:

Mapping Earth’s Surface; Minerals; Rocks; Plate Tectonics; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; Weathering and Soil Formation; Erosion and Deposition; A Trip Through Geologic Time; Energy Resources; Fresh Water; Ocean Motions; Ocean Zones; The Atmosphere; Weather Factors; Weather Patterns; Climate and Climate Change; Earth, Moon, and Sun; The Solar System; Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

Grade Level 7, Life Science – Pearson

Students study the living systems of organisms at all levels of organization for structure and function. Topics include:

Living Things; Cell Processes and Energy; Genetics: The Science of Heredity; Modern Genetics; Changes Over Time; Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi; Plants; Sponges, Cnidarians, and Worms; Mollusks, Arthropods, and Echinoderms; Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles; Birds and Mammals; Animal Behavior; Bones, Muscles, and Skin; Food and Digestion; Circulation; Respiration and Excretion; Fighting Disease; The Nervous System; The Endocrine System and Reproduction; Populations and Communities; Ecosystems and Biomes; Living Resources

Grade Level 8, Physical Science – Pearson

The students will understand that all matter has observable, measurable properties. They will recognize that energy may be changed in form with varying efficiency and understand the interaction of matter and energy. We continue to discuss the types of force that act on an object and the effect of that force can be described, measured and predicted. Topics include:

Introduction to Matter; Solids, Liquids, and Gases; Elements and the Periodic Table; Atoms and Bonding; Chemical Reactions; Acids, Bases, and Solutions; Carbon Chemistry; Motion; Forces; Forces in Fluids; Work and Machines; Energy; Thermal Energy and Heat; Characteristics of Waves; Sound; The Electromagnetic Spectrum; Light; Magnetism; Electricity; Using Electricity and Magnetism; Electronics.