**8th Grade**Math:

This year’s math course is focused on strengthening skills and concepts in Algebra I that will prepare you for high school math. Algebra I is a challenging course that involves reasoning and calculations with symbols. Throughout the study of the course, you will develop algebraic thinking and problem solving skills. Topics that will be taught include variables and their applications, rational numbers, solving equations, solving inequalities, functions, graphing linear equations, exponents, and polynomials. The class will use Khan Academy, Google Classroom and other math websites. Please expect to have homework assigned daily.

Science:

Eighth grade science focuses on the study of Physical Science. You will study a variety of topics including motion, forces, energy, sound, light, matter, elements, reactions, and atomic bonding. The course will include reading, writing, discussion, lab experiments, and projects. Labs and demonstrations are a key part of your learning in science class. We will utilize PearsonRealize.com and many other websites to enhance the class material. Students will also participate in the school science fair and their project will count towards their science grade.

**7th Grade:**Math:

This year’s math course is focused on strengthening skills and concepts that you have learned before and equipping you with new skills to prepare for Algebra. Topics that we will study include algebraic expressions and integers, solving one step equations and inequalities, decimals and equations, factors,fractions and exponents, operations with fractions, ratios, proportions and percents, solving equations and inequalities, linear functions and graphing, spatial thinking, area and volume, irrational numbers and nonlinear functions. The class will use Khan Academy, Google Classroom and other math websites. Please expect to have homework assigned daily.

Science:

Seventh grade science focuses on the study of Life Science. You will study a variety of topics including living things, evolution, classification, cells, photosynthesis, genetic heredity, chromosomes and inheritance, DNA, mutation, fossils, Darwin's theory, evidence of evolution, plants. The class will use PearsonRealize.com as part of the curriculum along with other science-based websites. The course will include reading, writing, discussion, lab experiments, and projects. Labs and demonstrations are a key part of your learning in science class. You will also participate in the school science fair and your project will count towards your science grade.

**6th Grade:**Math:

This year’s math course is focused on strengthening skills and concepts that you have learned before and equipping you with new skills to prepare you for Pre-Algebra and Algebra. Topics that we will study include decimals, integers, fractions, exponents, ratios, percents, equations, and geometry. The class will use Khan Academy, Google Classroom and other math websites. Please expect to have homework assigned daily.

Science:

Sixth grade science focuses on the study of Earth Science. You will study a variety of topics including Earth’s structure, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, Earth’s place in the solar system, and human impact on Earth. The class will use PearsonRealize.com as part of the curriculum along with other science-based websites. The course will include reading, writing, discussion, lab experiments, and projects. Labs and demonstrations are a key part of your learning in science class. Students will also participate in the school science fair and your project will count towards your science grade.