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Science

Department Chair - Mr. Chris Norris

The sixth grade science department will support all school-wide goals as well as implement the following:

  • Increase student ease of transition and readiness from elementary to middle school by assisting in educating students on RMS policies and procedures. 

  • Assessing prior knowledge and to assist with vertical alignment of science standards and to increase student achievement.

  • Focus on Science Big Ideas and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Middle School Science (6th Grade Content Areas/Benchmarks)

  • Participate in cross-curricular learning such as providing science articles for ELA and social studies curriculum, using ELA writing rubrics to assess writing prompts in science, and collaborating with the math department to teach graphing and measurement skills

The seventh grade science department will support all school-wide goals as well as implement the following:

  • Continue to increase student ease of transition and readiness from 6th grade to 7th grade by assisting in educating students on RMS policies and procedures. 

  • Assessing prior knowledge and to assist with vertical alignment of science standards and to increase student achievement.

  • Focus on Science Big Ideas and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Middle School Science (7th Grade Content Areas/Benchmarks)

  • Participate in cross-curricular learning such as providing science articles for ELA and social studies curriculum, using ELA writing rubrics to assess writing prompts in science, and collaborating with the math department to teach graphing and measurement skills

The eighth grade science department will support all school-wide goals as well as implement the following:

  • Continue to increase student ease of transition and readiness from 7th grade to 8th grade and ultimately high school readiness by assisting in educating students on RMS policies and procedures.

  • Assessing prior knowledge and to assist with vertical alignment of science standards and to increase student achievement.

  • Focus on Science Big Ideas and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Middle School Science (8th Grade Content Areas/Benchmarks)

  • Participate in cross-curricular learning such as providing science articles for ELA and social studies curriculum, using ELA writing rubrics to assess writing prompts in science, and collaborating with the math department to teach graphing and measurement skills

  • Review content in prior science course-work and prepare students for end of the year Science State-wide Assessment.

Science Instructors