Science 6
The course is an extension of the 5th grade science curriculum. The program aims to provide students with a better understanding of nature with special emphasis on ecology, animal and plant life, as well as the structure of the cells and heredity. Students also learn about planet Earth and its atmosphere, weather and climate, and the human body. Global health and nutrition are studied as well. Participation of the students in the Middle School Fair (integrated within the NOVA Open House Event) is strongly recommended.
Science 7
In the 7th grade students study Earth Science, gaining a basic understanding of the principles governing planet Earth. This includes its inner structure, as well as its surface, the atmosphere, weather and climate, and the cycling of inorganic matter on our planet (H20, C02, 02). They study these topics through observation, critical thinking and problem solving activities. Students also design, conduct and display their own experimental research for the Middle School Science Fair held in spring during the NOVA Open House Event.
Science 8
Physical science is taught in the 8th grade, where the concepts of physical and chemical nature of matter are being introduced. Motion, forces, energy, sound and light, electricity, and magnetism are studied, where theoretical and mathematical problem solving strategies are implemented. These are enriched with integrated laboratory demonstrations and experiments covering every topic, carried out by the students themselves. Computer assisted programs and simulations are also used in class. Students also design, conduct, and display their own experimental research for the Middle School Science Fair held in spring during the NOVA Open House Event.