Science

5th Grade

Students in 5th grade Science learn a combination of Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences. Students will discover the many ways the Earth’s surface changes rapidly and also the ways it can change slowly over time. Students will learn about the forces on Earth that start and stop motion and the forces that change the speed and direction of motion. All 5th grade Science students will learn the process of the Scientific Method by participating and designing their own experiments. They will construct a Science Fair board from their own investigation and be able to participate in our annual Winona Middle School Science Fair in February. Students will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. At the end of the year, students will learn about different habitats of Minnesota and the world. Students will learn about the animals and plants that live in those habitats and how they are able to survive because of special adaptations they possess. We wrap up this unit by taking a trip to the Minnesota Zoo where students will be able to see many of the animals we had been studying.

6th Grade

Science concentrates mainly on the physical sciences, including units in Matter, Energy, Motion, Engineering, and Technology. Activities, labs, projects, investigations, and experiments are used along with technology to enhance critical thinking skills and the scientific method.

7th Grade

Science

Science process skills are developed through the study of the life sciences. Activities, labs, projects, investigations, and experiments are used along with multimedia technology in exploring the principles and patterns that govern Earth's living systems. Units include; ecology, cells, body systems, disease, genetics, natural selection, environmental issues, and the scientific methods.

Honors Science

Enrollment In Honors Life Science students will study ideas such as cells, genetics, ecology and living organisms. Students in this course will complete complex activities and assignments which may require more time and effort than is expected in the general Life Science course. Students taking this course must be self-motivated, willing to accept the rigorous expectations and able to read and comprehend advanced non-fiction material

8th Grade

Science

8th grade Earth Science provides students with the opportunity to explore our dynamic Earth including features, forces, the atmosphere, and our place in the universe. We will investigate our planet through a variety of inquiry based field investigations, labs and guest speakers. Students will be required to develop and maintain an organized science journal to reference throughout the year.

Honors Science

Earth Science provides students with the opportunity to explore our dynamic Earth including features, forces, the atmosphere, and our place in the universe. We will investigate our planet through a variety of inquiry based field investigations, labs and guest speakers. Students will be required to develop and maintain an organized science journal to reference throughout the year. This course will include complex activities, projects and presentations which will require more time and effort than is expected in the general Earth Science course. This will allow us to expand the breadth and depth of most Earth Science concepts.

Sara Bittle

5th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School

Frederick Blacklock

5th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School

Joseph Cynor

8th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School

Mary Dickey Tufvesson

6th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School

Sarah Hedin

6th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School

Trisha Johnson

8th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School

Brittney Steine

Math/Science/Physical Education Teacher

John Weaver

7th Grade Science Teacher
Winona Middle School