Middle School Science Resource Page



6th Grade

Unit 1: Connecting Math and Science

  • Why is important to have an understanding of mathematics as it relates to science?

Unit 2: Scientific Inquiry

  • How do scientists answer questions and solve problems?

Unit 3: Stars and Our Sun

  • What are stars and what star is the center of our universe?

Unit 4: Planets

  • What affect does gravity have on Earth and all celestial bodies?

Unit 5: Earth

  • How does Earth’s movement affect our environment?

Unit 6: Atmosphere

  • How is our atmosphere organized?

Unit 7: Hydrosphere

  • How does water cycle through our environment?

Unit 8: Weather

  • What happens when air of different temperatures and humidity levels meet?

Unit 9: Climate

  • Why do different locations have certain types of climates?

Unit 10: Weathering and Erosion

  • What happens when air, land, and water meet?

Unit 11: Rocks

  • How can rocks help explain history?

Unit 12: Crustal Movement

  • How do crustal movements affect landforms?

Unit 13: Pollution

  • How does use and misuse of resources affect the Earth?


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Grade 7

Unit 1: Connecting Math and Science

  • Why is important to have an understanding of mathematics as it relates to science?

Unit 2: Scientific Inquiry

  • How do scientists answer questions and solve problems?

Unit 3: Atoms and Molecules

  • What are all materials made of?

Unit 4: Matter

  • What is matter?

Unit 5: Periodic Table

  • What are the common characteristics of elements and how are they organized?

Unit 6: Temperature (Heating and Cooling)

  • How are the molecules of substances affected as they are heated and cooled?

Unit 7: Physical/Chemical Properties and Reactions

  • How do chemical and physical properties differ, and what reactions take place?

Unit 8: Energy

  • What are the sources of energy and how can it be transformed?

Unit 9: Waves

  • How do waves help us to see, hear, cook and live our everyday lives?

Unit 10: Electricity and Magnetism

  • How is magnetism related to electricity?

Unit 11: Force and Motion

  • What are the effects of forces on the motion of objects?

Unit 12: Machines

  • What are simple machines and how do they help us every day life?


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Grade 8 - 2011 Curriculum

Unit 1: Connecting Math and Science

  • Why is important to have an understanding of mathematics as it relates to science?

Unit 2: Scientific Inquiry

  • How do scientists answer questions and solve problems?

Unit 3: Organization of Life

  • What is the most basic unit of life and how does it function?

Unit 4: Reproduction

  • What are the similarities and differences between how different organisms reproduce?

Unit 5: Genetics

  • How does genetic information pass from parent to offspring and contribute to a change in species over time?

Unit 6: Cellular Energy

  • How do organisms obtain and use energy?

Unit 7: Review for NYS 8th Grade Science Exam

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