• Welcome!

    Welcome to the BVMS Science Department. Please refer to each science teacher's individual class page for more specific information about his or her class.

    Sixth Grade Science

    The focus for sixth grade science is Earth Science. The main topics are plate tectonics and Earth's structure, shaping the Earth's surface, heat (thermal energy), physical sciences, energy in the Earth system, ecology (life sciences) resources, investigation experimentation, rock cycle, volcanoes, weather patterns, and earthquakes.

    • Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure
      • Shaping Earth's surface
      • heat (thermal energy)
      • energy in the earth system
      • ecology (life sciences)
      • resources
    • Investigation and Experimentation

    Seventh Grade Science

    The seventh grade curriculum is focused on the life sciences. Both physical and earth science will be addressed when students study light, sound and fossils respectively. The following science standards as set by the State of California will be covered this year:

    1. All living organisms are composed of cells, from just one to many trillions, whose details usually are visible only through a microscope.
    2. A typical cell of any organism contains genetic instructions that specify its traits. These traits may be modified by environmental influences.
    3. Biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species developed through gradual processes over many generations.
    4. Evidence from rocks allows us to understand the evolution of life on earth.
    5. The anatomy and physiology of plants and animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure and function
    6. Physical principles underlie biological structures and functions.

    Eighth Grade Science

    Eighth grade science focuses on chemistry, physics, and astronomy. In order to ensure high school readiness, lessons address state standards and encourage critical and analytical thought. The individual units are broken down as follows:

    • The Metric System
    • The Periodic Table
    • Chemical building blocks
    • Chemical interactions
    • Motion
    • Forces and energy
    • Astronomy