Grade 7 Science: Sustainability
Seventh grade science students are introduced to the study of ecology, the environment, and the human body. The year involves investigation of the complex interactions between all types of organisms and their environments. Students learn that ecosystems consist of communities of plants, animals, and various microorganisms that are dependent on each other as well as on the non-living parts of the environment.
Emphasis is placed on experiments, both in and out of the classroom. Projects with hands-on involvement, independent thinking, and innovative solutions are important components of the course. Topics covered include ecological, life, and nutrient cycles, introduction to viruses, bacteria, protists, plants, and animals, human influence on the environment, renewable and non-renewable energies, sustainable living, and human anatomy and physiology.
The Fall celebration of Homecoming includes a great community night for middle schoolers with a football game under the lights on Waterman Field. The game is the first of several special events on Homecoming weekend and sets a great tone of school spirit and excitement.