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Title: Welcome to Parkland!

Welcome to Parkland!
  • Parkland Magnet Middle School
  • for Aerospace Technology
  • Open House General Session
  • will begin at 700 p.m.

Parklands Advanced Band
Thank you for entertaining us.
Parklands Mission
  • At Parkland, we believe that every student
    regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity,
    past history and academic background will have
    access to opportunities for success socially and
    academically in our unique whole-school magnet
    program. We will provide the support necessary
    for every student to succeed.
  • We believe
  • Every Student, Whatever it Takes!

  • Parkland Is

Open House Agenda
  • Science Aerospace Curriculum
  • Aerospace Electives Curriculum
  • Mathematics Curriculum
  • Core Academics and Electives
  • Informational Breakout Sessions

Our Facility
39 Activclassrooms w/ Promethean
Boards Activotes Activslates
Our Facility
  • 5 Aerospace Classrooms
  • (16 computers each)
  • 1 Robotics Lab
  • (30 computers)
  • 4 PC Computer Labs
  • (32 computers each)
  • 2 Mobile Laptop Labs
  • (16 computers each)

Parkland Students
  • Colin Anderson 6th Grade
  • Abigail Rodriguez 6th Grade
  • Calvin Frias 7th Grade
  • Joyce Chung 7th Grade
  • Amanda Mutai 8th Grade
  • Aaron Landis 8th Grade

Science Aerospace Curriculum Overview
  • Jennifer Wingate
  • Science Department Resource Teacher

Our Unique Science Aerospace Curriculum
  • Accelerated curriculum so students have the
    potential to take Honors Physics in Grade 8 a
    high school course
  • Science courses follow magnet themes and include
    authentic investigations, visiting scientists,
    and special projects/events
  • Emphasis on learning and using mathematics in
  • Use of technology infused in all classes
  • Yearly Milestone Project - independent research

6th Grade Science Mission Planet Earth
  • Life on Earth
  • Interactions of Living Things
  • Interactions of Living Things with their
  • Human Impact on Earths Environment
  • Topics include
  • What is life? What are the requirements for
    life? Where do we find life on Earth? What types
    of adaptations do extremophiles on Earth make?
    Where might we look for life in space? What type
    of technology will we need to find life in space?

6th Grade Aerospace Comparative Planetology
Orbital Mechanics
  • The Solar System
  • Earth-Sun-Moon
  • Earths Structure
  • Forces and Motion
  • Topics include
  • Comparing distant planet features to Earths,
    Aeronautics, rocketry, design constraints,
    Newtons Laws, deriving quantitative formulas,

7th Grade Science Human Space Exploration and
  • Cell Biology
  • Structure and Function of
  • Living Things
  • Heredity
  • Topics include
  • variability of conditions for living organisms,
    chemical requirements for life, impacts of space
    travel on human body systems, etc

7th Grade Science Unmanned Space Exploration
  • Star Chemistry
  • Solar System Explorations
  • Sun-Earth Connections
  • Earth Change Over Time
  • Topics include
  • states of matter, periodic table, atoms,
    physical/chemicals properties, matter, energy,
    electricity and magnetism, waves, electromagnetic

8th Grade Science Aerospace
  • Honors Physics
  • Honors Geometry Co/Pre-requisite
  • Investigations in Earth Space Systems
  • Aerospace Design Technology a companion
    course that supports the physical science
    concepts learned in Honors Physics and Honors
    Investigations in Earth Space Systems
  • high school credit

Astronomy Electives Astronomy Space
Exploration Grade 6 or 7 Research in
Astronomy Grade 7 or 8
  • Learn about various aspects of astronomy
  • Tools of the Astronomer
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Our Solar System
  • Stars and Galaxies
  • The Expanding Universe

Principles of Flight 7th and 8th Grade Elective
  • STEM skills through
  • History of Flight
  • Balloons, Kites, and Gliders
  • Airplanes and Helicopters
  • Flight in Society

Robotics Electives
  • Introduction to Robotics Systems (6 or 7)
  • Applied Robotic Engineering (7 or 8)
  • Applied Robotic Programming (8)
  • Focus on
  • Motion, Planning Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Physical Science Principles
  • Programming, Mechanics, Measurement

Introduction to Engineering Design Elective
Course Grade 8
  • Project Lead the Way introductory course
  • Subsequent courses offered in some high schools,
    including the complete program at Wheaton High
  • Systematic analysis of a problem to find a step
    by step solution
  • Development of three-dimensional solid models.
  • Computer Aided Design System (CAD)
  • high school credit

  • Mathematics Courses Overview
  • Carolyn Baker
  • Mathematics Department
  • Resource Teacher

  • Math 6 Grade 6
  • Math 7 Grade 6 or 7
  • IM Grade 6 or 7
  • Pre-Algebra Grade 8
  • Algebra I - Grade 6, 7, or 8
  • Honors Geometry - Grade 7 or 8
  • Honors Algebra II with Analysis - Grade 8
  • high school credit

Core Academics
  • English Accelerated English 8
  • Reading
  • OR
  • Foreign Language Chinese, French and
  • World Studies Advanced World Studies 6 7,
    Advanced U.S. History 8
  • Arts Electives art, computers, instrumental
  • Physical Education Health (1Q) and PE (3Qs)
  • high school credit

Extra Curricular Activities
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Math Team
  • Destination Imagination
  • First Lego League Robotics Club
  • STEM Club Science Technology , Engineering, and
    Math Achievement
  • Homework Club
  • Communications Club
  • Builders Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Drama Club
  • SGA
  • Step Team
  • Athletics softball, cross country, basketball

  • For students who live outside walking distance of
    their assigned school, as designated by MCPS, and
    in the attendance areas of
  • Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland
  • Yes - from neighborhood bus stops if they live
    beyond the MCPS designated walking distance
  • All other areas of Montgomery County
  • No - parents provide transportation
  • Carpool Database
  • Families share there address information in a
    database that is maintained by the Magnet
    Coordinator. The information is only shared with
    those within the database. Families make
    connections with one another.
  • TRAX an afterschool enrichment provider is
    also available

Sample Choice Form for the MSMC
  • To participate in the Choice process, Grade 5
    parents/students will complete a Choice form
  • Rank the three middle schools in order of
  • On the form, indicate if you would like your
    child to attend the same MSMC school that an
    older sibling will attend in 2012 - 2013
  • Return the complete Choice form by Monday,
    November 7, 2011.
  • Forms available October 15th on the Parkland
    website as well as the MCPS website.
  • Note MSMC in-Consortium students who do not
    submit a Choice form will be randomly assigned to
    an MSMC school.

Parkland Magnet Middle School
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