MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE
All WCPS Middle School students take a Science Class. Some schools offer science every day for the full year in periods from 45-52 minutes in length. Other schools offer Science as a double block (90 minutes) alternating every day with social studies to allow for extended time for students to engage in hands-on investigations.
The Elementary and Middle School Science Curriculum takes a spiraled approach in which broad topics are examined and reexamined in subsequent grades with increasing complexity, rigor, and sophistication.
A primary resource for Middle School Science instruction is the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Students and teachers may access the Techbook at school through the link in Zia Links. It may be accessed at home at wcboe.discoveryeducation.com Username and Password are the same as what is used to login to school computers.
Topics by Grade - 2018-19 School Year
Unit 1: Waves, Electricity, & Magnetism
Unit 2: Earth Systems
Unit 3: Astronomy
Unit 4: Ecology
Unit 1: Interactions of Matter
Unit 2: Cell Inquiry
Unit 3: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Unit 4: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 5: Diversity and Unity of Life
Unit 6: Humans in the Environment
Unit 1: Weather & Climate
Unit 2: Mechanics
Unit 3: Evolution & Adaptation
Unit 4: Chemistry