Plan: 1st Hour 8:40-9:30
My name is Aubrea Martin and I will be your instructor for Science this year. I graduated from Oklahoma State University and studied Biological Sciences and Secondary Education. I am currently the assistant softball coach here at Mustang Middle School.
7th Grade Course Description: The study of science for grade 7 will follow the Oklahoma Academic Standards, encompassing the three domains of science: physical, life, and earth and space. Examples of topics students can expect to study include: Motion and Stability; Forces and Interactions; Energy Waves and Technology; Matter and Its Interactions; Molecules to Organisms (structures, processes, heredity and biological unity and diversity), Earth’s Place in the Universe; and Earth and Weather Systems. The course will incorporate scientific and engineering practices, scientific literacy, crosscutting concepts, and math applications. Both classroom and outdoor activities may involve projects, outside reading, and hands-on design challenges within the course of study.
8th Grade Course Description: This is an integrated course involving Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science. Life science involves energy processes in cells, animal adaptations and diversity among species. Physical science will include the properties of matter, balancing chemical equations, analyzing chemical reactions. Our physics unit will focus on the science and use of electromagnetic waves as well as Newton’s Three Laws of motion. Earth Science will focus on the history of Earth, it’s composition, the types of rocks and how they form.