Castle Learning knows administrators and teachers are looking for a variety of ways to help students of every grade level in every subject area. That’s why Castle Learning offers many options.
Castle offers Middle School students (grades 6-8) a variety of multiple choice and constructed response (extended response) questions. This provides an essential tool for Middle School teachers. Best of all, there are plenty of different content areas to choose from.
The Middle School science curriculum builds on the foundations established in the Elementary School curriculum. Students are exposed to the concept of the Scientific Method as well as Scientific Notation, and Significant Figures. They will better understand accuracy and precision, and identifying variables and controls. Students explore the history of the Earth and its role in the Universe. Life (Biological) Science introduces the structure of the cell, cell theory, and genetics. Physical Science brings to light the world around them in terms of atoms and molecules, as well as a better understanding of the concepts of Physics.
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE
Introductory topics are foundational to the study of science and contribute to the development of scientific literacy. Through the understanding of scientific principles, methods, and inquiry techniques, problems can be solved and new knowledge gained.
Earth/Environmental Science covers a wide range of topics including the structure and components of the Earth, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Ecology.
Biological/Life Science spans a vast number of topics and skills. It begins with the cell, the basic building block of life, and continues to the discovery of important structures and organelles. Finally, it advances into the development of organ systems. Also included is the organism’s ability to “keep healthy.”
Physical Science covers topics in both Chemistry and Physics. Chemistry topics include the atom – the building block of matter, development of the Periodic Table, and chemical reactions. Physics topics range from Newton’s Laws of Motion to Energy, Electricity and Magnetism, and waves. An introduction to Nuclear Physics is included.
Whether a teacher wants to review past concepts, strengthen skills, or supplement current classroom activities, the Castle Learning Middle School Science Curriculum is primed to be a crucial tool in developing students’ skills and leading them to success.