Mrs. Kelly


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Middle School Science

OLW science classes for grades 6-8 have earned the reputation of preparing students exceptionally well for their high school classes.  The curriculum in each grade has the dual goals of expanding students’ science knowledge and, equally importantly, establishing strong conceptual foundations for the classes in grades 9-12.  Rigor and high expectations are hallmarks of the coursework.  Students learn to read expository text for maximum comprehension, gain familiarity with prefixes and suffixes that make up “the language of science”, establish key math skills, and expand their knowledge of interpreting and creating graphs.

Grade 6: Survey of physical sciences

  • Dynamic Earth – trimester 1
  • Forces and motion – trimester 2
  • Sound and light – trimester 3

Grade 7: Cells and Reproduction

  • Cell as unit of life – trimester 1
  • Cell biology and chemistry – trimester 2
  • Cell and organism reproduction – trimester 3

Grade 8: Chemistry

  • Matter and atomic structure – trimester 1
  • Elements and periodic table -trimester 2
  • Solutions, acids, and bases/thermodynamics – trimester 3

6th Grade Homeroom



Thursday, April 19th – 8:30 Mass

Spring Book Fair 4/18-4/20

Friday, April 20th – Dollars for Donations / Pizza Day

Tuesday, April 24th / Wednesday, April 25th – Camp Timber-lee – Money and permission slips due by 4/20

Thursday, April 26th – 8:30 Mass

Friday, May 4th – Fun Lunch

Thursday, May 10th – 8:30 Mass

Friday, May 11th – Dollar For Donation / Pizza Day / Spring Musical

Thursday, May 17th – 8:30 Mass

Friday, May 18th – 6th Grade Afternoon of Fun / Auction Sign-up party

Thursday, May 24th – May Crowning 2:00


Science Fair Information

1.  Link to IJAS Website

l2.  Policy and Procedure Manual 2016-2018

3.  Science Fair Topics – List of Websites

4. Science Surplus Store:  5316 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago IL    (Northwest Hwy and Milwaukee)

5. Science Fair Calendar/Rubric/Contract 2017-2018

6. Presentation Schedule 2018

7. Example Paper

8. Reference Information
Wading Through the Web Powerpoint
APA Style Citation Powerpoint
Internet Citation Organizer

9.  Forms for Final Paper
Abstract Form
Safety Sheet
Humans as Test Subjects Endorsement
Non-Human Vertebrate Endorsement

10.  Order Form:  Boards and Title Cards Science Fair Order Form 2017