Erik Anderson

Our-Solar-System-Montage1MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE

The middle school (grades 6-8) science students follow the curriculum of the Milford School District.  We study the environment, force and motion, chemistry, geology, astronomy and other topics from life and physical sciences, including using the Sage School’s personal weather observatory on the top of our gymnasium.

BIOLOGY

The students in Biology will study life, cells, genetics, DNA, evolution, and how they all relate. We will focus on all the wondrous living things around us and their ecological connections. Life is good.

MARINE BIOLOGY

The students in Marine Biology  will study our oceans, sealife, the atmosphere, and how they all work together. We will focus on all the wondrous things inside our seas and how we are all connected.

 Welcome back to our students!
The following are general point totals for students in my classes.

  1. TESTS/QUIZZES (30-150 Points) There will probably be several major tests this term, as well as a final exam.  Quizzes will be announced in advance and will be given periodically as necessary.  There will never be a “pop-quiz” in my class.
  2. PROJECTS (Points vary) This is an important section of grading, and should be taken seriously.  Time on task is almost always part of the points available.  Additionally, you will be required to use your notebook and it will be periodically checked as a graded assignment.
  3. HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK (10-50 Points) Homework is usually assigned when a project is not completed during regular class time.  It should be completed by the next class period.  Some projects will require you to work outside of class.
  4. PARTICIPATION (Points vary) We need everyone’s ideas and their own unique perspectives, so you will need to join our discussions and come to class every day.

 

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST BRING A WORKING PEN OR PENCIL AND YOUR NOTEBOOK TO CLASS EVERY DAY!!!