Grades 6, 7, and 8 have Science every day for an hour. In addition to the CPS curriculum, Expanded Learning Time (ELT) allows for more in-depth projects.
Sixth grade studies Ecosystems, Human Body Systems, and Heat Investigations.
In seventh grade students are introduced to matter in Chemical
Interactions; Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Geosphere in the winter term
is their earth science survey course and we finish the year with the
biology unit called, Diversity of Life.
Eight graders round off their middle school biology experience with
Heredity, Genetics, and Evolution. In the winter they get ready for 9th
grade Physics with Motion, Energy, and Forces. All CPS eighth graders
participate in the annual spring science fair called the Student Science
Showcase. The last unit of their middle school career is Astronomy.
FMA science lab was significantly upgraded six years ago and
comfortably accommodates 20 students in a well appointed combined
classroom lab setting.