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Mrs. Olszewski, MS Science

Mrs. Olszewski
MS Science 
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6th grade:

The 6th graders begin the year with an introduction to the metric system and the Scientific Method. This is followed by studying Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, as well as simple machines, heat, magnetism, static and current electricity, gravity, and friction.
In the second semester students venture into the study of cells, microscopes, and genetics, as well as volcanoes, earthquakes, plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, and finally finishing the year with meteorology. The students do a Cell Model Project to help them learn and understand the cell's parts and how the cell works.

7th grade: 

The 7th graders begin the year with a study of ecology. Then we will begin our study of the atom and elements and how they interact. This will be followed by our study of the systems of the human body: skeletal, muscular, skin, blood circulatory, lymphatic circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems.
After this, we learn about the invertebrate and vertebrate animals, leading into the bacteria, archaea, protists, and finally arriving at the plants. The students get Earth Science by delving into weathering and erosion of our landscape.

8th grade: 

The 8th graders begin the year with chemistry. We study the kinds of chemical reactions and see how the atoms can rearrange themselves. Then there is a review on how to properly set up an experiment; this begins to get the students ready for their Science Fair project. The 8th grade students’ three-month Science Fair Project includes an experiment done outside of the classroom, a research paper, a backboard and display, as well as an oral presentation to judges. This is their major project of the year.
The 8th grade students will also learn about the Earth's surface water and oceans in the first semester. In the second semester they learn about paleontology while studying fossils and geologic time. Finally, the students end the year by learning some astronomy, starting with our own Earth and moon, but expanding to all the planets in our solar system, and then to the stars and galaxies.   

Upcoming Events

For the week of December 11 - 15, 2017
6th grade:
We will finish our study of current electricity this week.
The test on these chapters will be Wednesday, December 13.
 
Click on my other webpages at the bottom of this page for more 6th grade information.
 
7th grade:
We finish our study of the human body's circulatory systems.
The test on this chapter will be on Thursday, December 14.
 
Click on my other webpages at the bottom of this page for more 7th grade information.
 
8th grade: 
Science Fair has the logbook due on Monday. All students should now be finishing their Science Fair experiments! All experimentation should be done before the Christmas break begins.
 
We are now studying the oceans. The test on these chapters will be Tuesday, December 19.
 
Click on my other webpages at the bottom of this page for more 8th grade information.
 
 

          Mrs. O.


MS Calendar

December 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8th vocab quiz
December 1, 2017
6 Math Quiz
December 4, 2017
6th Act I Quiz
December 5, 2017
OPEN
December 5, 2017 |01:30 PM - 02:30 PM -
8th Lit. Quiz
December 7, 2017
Algebra Quiz
December 11, 2017
6 Math Quiz
December 11, 2017
OPEN
December 12, 2017 |01:30 PM - 02:30 PM -
7th - SS TEST
December 13, 2017
8th - SS TEST
December 13, 2017
PA Quiz
December 14, 2017
7C Quiz
December 14, 2017
8th - SS QUIZ
December 15, 2017
Algebra Quiz
December 18, 2017
7th Lit. Quiz
December 18, 2017
6 Math Quiz
December 18, 2017
PA Quiz
December 19, 2017
7C Math Quiz
December 19, 2017
OPEN
December 19, 2017 |01:30 PM - 02:30 PM -
8th Lit. Quiz
December 20, 2017
OPEN
December 26, 2017 |01:30 PM - 02:30 PM -