Santa Cruz Learning Center

501 Cedar Street Suite C, Santa Cruz CA 95060  |   831-331-5611  |

Physical Science - Middle School

thursdays 12:45pm - 2:45pm

Instructor: Luis Hernandez

Prices $500

This is a year-long course.

This course is a combination of direction instruction and hands on lab exploration. Following the sequencing of the textbook, students will engage in group and independent work. Once per week we will transform our classroom into a laboratory and explore what we've learned with hands on experimentation. This course will require (and inspire!) students to write research reports. Students will complete research projects to share at our annual science festival in March.  This course is appropriate for all middle school students (grades 6-8).

This course has units:

  1. Introduction to Matter
  2. Motion and Forces
  3. Work Machines and Energy
  4. The Atom  
  5. Interactions of Matter
  6. Elecricity
  7. Waves, Sound and Light

Books and Materials

1.  Textbook: Holt Science & Technology
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; Student edition (2007)
ISBN-10: 0030462282
ISBN-13: 978-0030462283‚Äč

2.  Composition notebook which will be used as the lab notebook.

3.  Binder (shared with other classes is okay).

4.  Spiral bound notebook for class notes and homework.