In Science, GCPS students learn through a hands-on approach. They gain experience using the scientific method in a laboratory setting, and hone the scientific skills of observing, collecting and analyzing data, making measurements, drawing conclusions, and communicating informaiton.
The focus of 6th Grade Science is Earth Science, including astronomy, hydrology, meteorology, geology, paleontology, and ecology.
The focus of 7th Grade Science is Life Science, including classification, ecology, evolution, cells, and genetics.
The focus of 8th Grade Science is Physical Science, including matter, energy, force, motion, gravity, waves, electricity, and magentism.