At Willow Glen Middle School, throughout all grades, the emphasis is on experiential, hands-on learning, and instruction is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there are three distinct and equally important dimensions to learning science. These dimensions are combined to form each standard—or performance expectation—and each dimension works with the other two to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. http://www.nextgenscience.org/
In this semester elective course, students explore concepts of human physiology, forensics, DNA and crime scene investigation. This course is available to 7th & 8th graders only.
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. This course is a semester long elective course available to only 7th & 8th graders.
Below is a list of WGMS Science teachers, click on their name and you will be directed to their websites.