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Science Department

Davis, Petra Teacher
Lewis, Steve Teacher
Luby, Jamie Teacher
Tita, Lisa Teacher
Turner, Taylor Teacher
Wegelin, Jennafer Teacher
Whitmore, Linda Teacher

Course Descriptions

Science 6


This course focuses on the study of plate tectonics and the Earth’s structure; shaping the Earth’s surface, heat and thermal energy; energy in the Earth’s system ecology (life sciences); natural resources and investigation and experimentation using the scientific process.  Sixth grade science is often taught as part of an integrated math/science core.  The course also provides instruction on family life (human development and reproduction) and preview materials are made available for parents in the spring of the sixth grade year.


Science 7


This course focuses on the study of cell biology; genetics; biological adaptation; Earth and life history; the structure and function of living things; physical principles in living systems (physical sciences); and investigation and experimentation using the scientific process.  Students will also receive instruction in HIV/AIDs and sexually transmitted diseases.  This instruction is mandated by state law.


Science 8


This course focuses on the study of motion; forces; the structure of matter, Earth in the solar system; chemical reactions; the chemistry of living systems; the periodic table; density and buoyancy and investigation and experimentation using the scientific process.


To log in to your online science text book you will use the following user name and password (the user name and password must be all lowercase):

6th Grade

User Name lfms6

Password science6

7th Grade:

User Name lfms7

Password science7

8th Grade:

User Name lfms8

Password science8


Click this link to access the online textbooks:

Science Textbooks

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