Science

At Kellogg School, students study science through lab experiments, demonstrations,  research projects and peer discussions. 

Technology is an important part of the class, including digital microscopes, smart board lessons and models, vernier data collectors, and several software programs to help students learn about chemistry, physics, astronomy and biology.

Students also gain many communication skills in science class that provide important skills to prepare for high school, college and future careers.

Microscope lending program - A program to spark science enthusiasm outside the classroom.

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Topics of Study

FIFTH GRADE

Scientific thinking
Astronomy
Optics technology
Waves

Sound
Human senses
(Nervous System)
Light

SIXTH GRADE

Even years (2012, 2014)

Scientific method
Weather
Forces and motion
Cells
Human body systems
Food preservation & microbes

Odd years (2011, 2013)

Scientific method
Properties of matter
Atoms and the periodic table
Watersheds
Plate tectonics
Volcanoes, earthquakes, & glaciers
Ecosystems & interactions

EIGHTH GRADE

Scientific thinking
Cardiovascular system
Respiratory system
Heredity
Genetics, DNA and protein
Bridges
Work and simple machines
Energy
Astronomy