Middle School Science & STEM

Sarah Johnson, Middle School Science
Science!  Science at the middle school level is a ton of fun as students learn about our world through labs, activities, and knowledge.  We go beyond the surface with every topic and connect it to our daily lives.  Both science labs and STEM activities are incorporated into CCA's science program.  We also extend our learning out of the classroom on science based field trips.  I have been teaching science at CCA since 2008 and love building positive relationships with my students.  In addition to science, I have a passion for theatre and music.  You will see me teaching middle school music and directing CCA's drama club, too.  Both science and the arts have such a huge impact on the world around us; I feel blessed to work at a school where I can teach both.  Thank you CCA!


7th grade students at Sand Dunes

2018 Dinosaur Ridge/Sand Dunes Trip




Middle School Supply Lists.pdf

Thank you to all of the parents who came to conferences!

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar:
December 6th: Middle School Drama Performance
November 16th: CCA Harvest Festival
November 8th: CCA Veterans Day Program
October 31st: Halloween in the Middle School (see details below)

Halloween in the Middle School
- Students may wear costumes!
- Students will have a potluck at lunch.  More details to come.
- After the pot luck they will have a movie afternoon in their room classes.  
- Students may participate as long as they have no missing assignments and have no more than one D in their classes.
 

‚Äč8th Grade Science!

10/14-10/18

Current Unit: Chemical Bonds & Reactions

We will review one more week before our assessment on chemical bonds and reactions.  Students will take their test on Tuesday, October 22nd. 

Students may begin their science fair projects!  Reminder that data should be collected by November 5th.  We will do graphs, analysis, and conclusions in class- after Nov. 5th.

Goal for the Week: Practice effective and consistent study skills for their test!

Homework Due Wednesday: Ionic and Covalent Bonds Worksheet

7th Grade Science!

10/14-10/18

Current Unit: Rocks & Minerals

Students will apply their knowledge of chemistry and geology with a project on rocks and minerals!  They will research one of each and make a digital board sharing information on characteristics and chemical composition.

Students may begin their science fair projects!  Reminder that data should be collected by November 5th.  We will do graphs, analysis, and conclusions in class- after Nov. 5th.

Goal of the Week: Find detailed and thorough research on their rocks and minerals.

Homework Due Wednesday: Venn Diagram comparing rocks and minerals.


6th Grade Science!

10/14-10/18

Current Unit: Stars and Gravity!

Our exploration of stars continues this week with the types of stars and their life span!  

Students have also been put in their science fair groups and have started their research.  They will make project plans this week and I will be in touch with you for any help we need gathering their materials.

Goal of the Week: Create an effective and detailed science fair project plan.  Remember the time line of a Star.

Homework Due Wednesday: Constellation Stories Packet

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