Students enrolled in a Minneapolis Public School learn science with an addition of science modules by the Science Materials Center and Living Materials Center. These modules are hands-on and interactive for the student to learn tough science topics. More information on each module can be found at the corresponding websites above.
Grade 6: Your child will learn about engineered systems, natural systems (subsystems, parts, inputs, processes and outputs), unit conversions and quantities, matter and the particle model of matter, physical changes in matter, motion and speed, forces (magnitude and direction), energy wave properties, and types of energy.
Grade 7: Your child will learn about the process of science through scientific investigations and experiments, natural world using maps and satellite images, atom and molecular make-up of matter, cells and their role in tissues, organs and organ systems in the human body, cell contents and cycle, ecosystems, organism roles and interactions, photosynthesis, food webs, inherited vs. acquired traits, fossil record and extinction events, and human diseases.
Grade 8: Your child will learn about the process of science using logical and reasoning, men and women in science history, natural world using maps and satellite images, physical properties of metals and non-metals, mixtures and pure substances, chemical changes and properties, energy waves, tectonic plates and earth layers, Minnesota's landscape, global climate and Earth's tilt, weather, water cycle, our solar system, and fossil fuels.
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