Science Department

Staff Members:

7th Grade
 
8th Grade
 
Department Goal:  
 
Students will engage in the science content by utilizing interactive notebooks, project-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and formative assessments to ensure student understanding.
 
7th Course Description:
 
7th-grade science focuses mainly on biology, while also integrating chemistry, physics, and earth science to deepen students’ understanding of all science concepts.
 
8th Course Description:
 
Science is both a body of knowledge and a process.  HPMS science department presents science content in an engaging, interactive, and collaborative way so that students can build on their prior knowledge and attain the necessary background to participate successfully.  During the eighth grade year, students will explore the following topics: experimental design, physics, astronomy, chemistry, plate tectonics, topography, weather and climate.