MS Physical Science
The Maine STEM Partnership supports a combination of SEPUP Issues in Physical Science 2nd edition and PBIS for middle school physical science instruction. By examining each lesson, documenting relevant information, uncovering math concepts, and reflecting upon each assessment, teachers and researchers have assembled a streamlined and coherent combination of these two dynamic resources . In-service teachers have shared information about their teaching and learning from each other's experiences, developed a deeper understanding of the goals and implementation of the instructional materials, and refined their abilities to assess what is happening in the classroom.
Students will learn about different types of waves. They explore the intensity of sound waves and the properties of light waves.
Students learn about the efficiency of different technology. They also investigate the different types of energy and where it can be found.
Students learn about how materials can affect the environment. They also learn about the states and composition of matter.
Students learn about force and motion and its effects on vehicle safety. They delve into acceleration, speed, friction, and Newton's Laws of Motion. They use this knowledge to inform suggestions on making driving safer.
Students investigate what happens when you mix chemicals together and what to do if there are unwanted byproducts. Student also learn about Conservation of Mass.
Students learn about the properties of magnetic, electric, and gravitational forces.