Middle School Science Courses at Barnstable

Our science classes focus on developing important scientific skills such as, communicating, classifying, measuring, inferring, and predicting.  Students enrolled in our science classes participate in our annual Science Fair.  

Subject: Science | Course: Earth Science

Earth and Space Science is the study of the processes that shape the Earth and explain the universe. This course will explore the four main branches of Earth Science, which includes the following: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. In this physical science course, students will learn in detail about the Earth’s interior and the theory of plate tectonics. Students will learn about Earth’s systems and their interactions. Students will also explore the current theories that describe the formation or Earth, our Solar System, and the universe. Students will learn about the relationship between Earth Science and technology.

Subject: Science | Course: Life Science

Life Science is a course that provides students with the opportunity to learn that Life science is the study of living things. The life sciences comprise all fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, like plants, animals, and human beings.

The students will learn about environmental and global issues which affect our world. Emphasis will be placed on skill development to provide students with the basic tools they need to be successful in the course.

Subject: Science | Course: Physical Science

Middle School Physical Science course presents the fundamentals of physics and chemistry. Students explore the amazing universe we live in, including motion, energy, the nature of matter and atoms, how chemicals mix and react, and the forces that hold the universe together. Students study:

  • Structure of atoms
  • Elements and the Periodic Table
  • Chemical reactions
  • Forces, including gravitational, motion, acceleration, and mass
  • Energy, including light, thermal, electricity, and magnetism