The science program at Gibbons Middle School provides a firm base of skills and content for future studies at the high school. As such, scientific skills are taught in conjunction with content material throughout the year. The students will practice designing and conducting experiments, using appropriate tools such as microscopes and balances, and drawing conclusions based on observations and quantifiable evidence. Both writing and math skills are continually used within the science classes.
The seventh grade curriculum is one of Life Science. The students will investigate the structure and function of cells, systems of living things, heredity, plants, and comparative anatomy.The eighth grade curriculum, Physical Science, covers such topics as energy and motion, the properties of matter, elements, compounds, and mixtures, and astronomy.
For more information on the topics covered go to: www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks .