MS Physical Science – 1 Semester
Length: 1 Semester
Middle School Physical Science delivers instruction, practice, and
review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen
conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students
explore concepts including the interactions of matter; motion and
stability; waves and their technological applications; and energy.
The two-semester course is arranged in themed units, each with two
to three lessons. In each unit, activities make complex ideas
accessible to students as they discover the nature of science
through focused content, interactive mini-investigations, multimodal
representations, and personalized feedback. Each lesson includes a
variety of activities such as direct instruction, application of skills,
performance tasks, and formative and summative assessments.
Students engage with the subject matter in an interactive, feedback rich environment as they progress through standards-aligned content
and demonstrate their learning through computer- and teacher scored assignments.