Middle School Curriculum (6-8)

Science

Sixth Grade Science

  • Study Earth Science
  • Explore the Earth, its processes and the universe
  • Study astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography
  • Expose students to historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with Earth and space sciences.
  • Participate collaboratively in laboratory exercises
  • Engage in creative group activities and projects
  • Conduct interesting research
  • Study Earth's rocks and minerals
  • Travel through Earth's interior
  • Study volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Examine  layers of Earth's atmosphere and dive into the oceans
  • Venture through our solar system


Seventh Grade 

  • Develop an understanding of how living systems function and how they interact with the environment
  • Study of the structure and function of cells and their connection to genetics, heredity, evolution and natural selection  
  • Explore ecology by understanding the classification of life, as well as interactions and energy flow through ecosystems
  • Develop data analysis skills and scientific writing
  • Develop problem solving skills and making observations
  • Gain experience with laboratory and technological equipment
  • Project Highlights:
    • Cell City Analogy
    • GMO Debate
    • Evolutionary History Research Project
    • Sharks! (cross-curricular unit)
    • Wanted - Invasive Species Project
    • The Lorax Sequel


Eighth Grade 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems in addition to the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world
  • Gain an understanding in the nature, transfer and conservation of energy, motion and the forces affecting motion
  • Learn about the nature of waves and interactions of matter and energy
  • Develop an understanding of the structure and properties of matter, and the properties of materials and objects, chemical reactions and the conservation of matter
  • Expand data analysis skills and scientific writing
  • Advance problem solving skills and making observations
  • Gain experience with laboratory and technological equipment
  • Project Highlights:
    • Newton’s Laws Device
    • Roller Coasters
    • Element Facebook


Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.