Physical & Space Science
Grades 7th – 8th
This 30-week class will introduce students to physics and astronomy at a middle school level. Assignments will include textbook reading, chapter study questions, unit tests and mini home projects. Students will work together on weekly lab activities, learning to conduct and report on experiments as individuals and team members. Topics will include forces, energy, waves, electricity and magnetism, the solar system, the moon, constellations, and space observation. The school year will end with a multi-week project in which students will build and launch Estes rockets, tying both physics and astronomy together.