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Science

Aspen Academy has adopted the best elements of the STEAM philosophy and has created one of the foremost Middle School science programs in the country today.

Our two state-of-the-art Middle School science labs enable our students to benefit from hands-on learning that introduces students to rigorous science inquiry.

Students practice skills such as:

  • observing
  • inferring
  • measuring
  • classifying
  • predicting
  • controlling variables
  • formulating hypotheses
  • interpreting data

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5TH GRADE

Our Fifth Graders study Earth Science including:

  • Earth Processes and Systems - plate tectronics, earth quakes
  • Rocks and Minerals - geology of Colorado, earth layers
  • Changing Earth Surface - topography, mapping, weathering, erosion, deposition

6TH GRADE

Sixth Grade Science revolves around Astronomy and Physics to include:

  • Cybernauts Astronomy - rocket building, planetary forces, asteroids
  • Motions and Forces - simple machines
  • Energy - heat, thermodynamics, and waves
  • Electric and magnetic phenomenon

7TH GRADE

Our Seventh Graders delve into Chemistry:

  • Creating a Chemist: safety, scientific method, inquiry models, research skills
  • Chemical Bonds - periodic table, biological bonding
  • Acids, bases, solutions
  • Organic chemistry, properties of carbon

8TH GRADE

Our Eighth Graders study Biology:

  • Life Science: Cell Biology - cell structure and functions
  • Genetics: DNA, RNA
  • Evolution: natural selection, mutation, diversity
  • Physiology: the human responses to external controls, the immune system
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