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Mr. Kennedy

Middle School Science

Thank you to all the students for doing a great job on their science fair projects.  I am so pleased at all the hard work put in by the students in making the science fair a success.  Thank you to the community members that came out that Thursday night to view and ask the questions they had.  Job well done!

In grade 6, students are learning all about earthquakes.  Reviewing the layers of the earth, how a seismograph works, what causes a tsunami are some topics covered in the learning of earthquakes. Soon they will be learning about volcanoes.

Seventh grade students are learning all about the periodic table and how it is a useful tool.  Atomic number, atomic mass, electron, proton, and neutron are some vocabulary words they are learning.  How does a Bohr model help you understand atomic structure?  Ask a 7th grade student and they should be able to tell you the answer.  Soon students will be learning about concepts of motion, including velocity, speed and acceleration.

Eight grade students are reviewing their knowledge of cells and cell theory.  What is the most important part of a cell?  The nucleus of course!  Ask an 8th grader what other important parts of the cell and its functions are.  Students are starting to work on a project involving a cell analogy of their choice.


Please call me if you have any questions.  Or feel free to email me at jkennedy@scs.sau7.org