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Science


 

Instructors:

Kim Busch
6th Grade
406.601.1638
buschk@billingsschools.org

Allison Cassie
6th Grade
406.601.1634
cassiea@billingsschools.org

Mark Berg
7th Grade
406.601.1635
bergm@billingsschools.org


 

Life Science (7th Grade)

Life Science emphasizes the use of the scientific method to solve   problems. The course introduces students to cellular structure, processes and reproduction. The class also discusses heredity, how genes are passed from one generation to the next and how evolution impacts a species. Students will study the classification system and organisms within each kingdom, including bacteria,  protists, plants, animals and fungi. The class includes a unit that deals with ecosystems. Various hands-on laboratory activities complement the units of study. During these activities, students will learn to use microscopes,  balances, and other scientific equipment.

 

Pat Kenney
8th Grade
406.601.1639
kenneypj@billingsschools.org

Kim Lane
8th Grade
406.601.1627
lanek@billingsschools.org


Michael Thomas
7th Grade
406.601.1637
ThomasW@billingsschools.org


 

Physical Science 
​(8th Grade)

The student will use process skills as a basis for defining and solving problems and answering questions related to the study of the physical environment.  Students will be involved in activities which include the following processes:  collecting data; distinguishing among observation, interpretation and inference;  identifying and using experimental controls and data formulation conclusions;  writing reports of scientific investigation; and will use vocabulary and information common to physical science.