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Great Courses and Units for Middle School Science Teachers

January 16, 2012

We’re back for a third installment of great courses and units from members of the BetterLesson community. The inaugural post post pulled together courses for middle school math teachers and the most recent collected resources for middle school ELA teachers. If this is your first time viewing one of these posts, we built these based on feedback from you. Teachers have bookmarked these courses and units, shared them with others, and told us how helpful they have been to their own teaching. So we are putting them all in one place. We’ll be updating these posts periodically with new additions and bringing back courses and units that we’ve featured in the past. Look forward to collections across the core content areas in elementary school and high school too. Enjoy!

5th Grade Science by Lorin King. This course includes the following units: Earth Science, Physical Science, and Experiment / Investigation Methods.

6th Grade Science by David Kujawski. This course includes the following units: Scientific Inquiry;EnergyTechnology and EngineeringEnvironmental ScienceMiscellaneous LessonsMeteorology; and Geology

6th Grade Earth Science by Renee Belisle. This course includes the following units: Scientific Methodology; Rocks, Gems, Minerals; Earth’s Movements; Weathering and Erosion; Earthly Time, Fuels, and Energy; Fresh Water; Oceans; Atmosphere; Weather; and Astronomy.

7th Grade Science by Daniel Randolph. This course includes the following units: Intro to Science; Human Biology; Rocks and Minerals; Dynamic Earth; and Matter and Energy.

7th Grade Earth Science by Cristina Lopez. This course includes the following units: Earth Structure; Plate Tectonics; Mineralogy; and Petrology.

8th Grade Life Science by Rachel Ryland. This course includes the following units: Scientific Method and Characteristics of Living Things; Cells; Human Body Systems; Cell Cycle and Division; Heredity and Genetics; and Evolution.

Year 8 Physics (8th Grade in the U.S.) by Katherine Richard. This course includes the following units: Atomic Theory, Pressure, Heat Energy Transfer, Static Electricity, Magnetism, Sound, Earth and Space, Revision Material, and Exam Material.

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