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Science Electives
  • At
  • Kealing Middle School

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Astronomy
  • For any 7th and 8th grader
  • Learn about planets, moons, stars, solar systems,
    satellites, galaxies, and the astronomers that
    discovered them
  • Group activities and labs and projects
  • Little to no homework!

3
Astronomy Field Trips
  • Local Star Parties!
  • Camping trip to McKinney Falls!

4
Anatomy and Physiology
Learn the History of the Study of Anatomy
Experience Comparative Anatomy of Mammals,
Birds and Fish Through Dissection Explore the
Technique of Plastination Increase Your
Knowledge of the Functions of the Major Body
Systems
5
Animal Studies(6th/7th/8th)
  • Study mammals as a group, past and present
  • Learn about world and Texas habitats
  • Dissect a cat and create an insect collection
  • Lots of group work
  • Day and overnight field trips

6
MICROBIOLOGY (7th/8th)
  • GROW YOUR OWN BACTERIUM, COLLECTED FROM THE HALLS
    OF KEALING
  • MASTER USING A 1000X SWIFT MICROSCOPE
  • DO HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE LEVEL LABS W/ YOUR
    BACTERIUM
  • RESEARCH A KILLER VIRUS
  • GROW A MINI-WORLD OF PROTIST, NEMATODES, AND
    MICRO-ANIMALS

7
Plant Studies (6th/7th/8th)
Explore the Amazing Plant Kingdom
8
PLANT LABS, GROUP ACTIVITIES, OUTDOOR GARDENS,
GREENHOUSE, AND MORE
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INCLUDING A CAMPING TRIP
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WALKING WITH DINOSAURS!Geology(6th/7th/8th)
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Walking With Dinosaurs!
  • Explore the major concepts in geology by studying
    our amazing central Texas rocks.
  • Create fossil collections, topographic maps,
    geologic time lines
  • Field trips to collect fossils, the Austin Gem
    and Mineral Show and Camping at McKinney Falls
    State Park

12
ROBOTICS
Advanced Robotics
USING LEGO MINDSTORMS ROBOLAB
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ROBOTICS
  • A projects-based class
  • For 6th grade students
  • Advanced Class for 7th 8th
  • We Learn
  • The history of robotics.
  • The impact of robots on
  • human society.
  • How to design, construct, and
  • program robots of
  • different shapes and
  • functions using LEGOS.

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Introduction to Flight
  • For any 7th and 8th grader
  • Learn about the physics of flight by doing 100
    engineering challenges!
  • Build things that fly!
  • The best paper airplane
  • A wing that really flies in a wind tunnel
  • Propellers
  • Rockets

15
Destination Mars
  • Its all in the name!
  • Lets go to Mars!!
  • Learn about human space travel and design your
    own manned mission to Mars.

16
IPC IntegratedPhysics and Chemistry
  • For 8th grade students
  • High School Honors credit
  • Covers the basics of physics and chemistry
  • Memorable and fun hands on lab
  • Explore the Physics of Roller Coasters at Fiesta
    Texas

17
PHYSICS CHEMISTRY
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PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY
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Genetics Elective (7th/8th)
Hands on Genetics Labs and Activities! Extract
your own DNA from Cheek cells!
Use this gene in class!
How did you inherit your traits? What is the
next step in human evolution?
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Stand out in the school.
  • Take
  • Open to 7th and 8th graders

Marine Biology
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Dive into Marine Biology..
  • To learn about our wild, wet world and the highly
    adapted animals that share it with us
  • To investigate the impact of our growing
    population on our precious water resources
  • To have the opportunity to travel to the Texas
    Coast or nearby San Marcos

22
Science Olympiad
  • Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
  • Students build engineering devices that
    correspond to current and past Science Olympiad
    competition events

23
Science Olympiad Engineering
  • Bridges and Towers
  • Egg Drops
  • Trebuchets
  • Rubber Band Powered Planes
  • Paper Air Planes
  • Mouse Trap Cars
  • Roller Coasters

24
National Tournament, May 2003Ohio State
University
  • Robo Billiards Event
  • Build a Robot to place billiard balls in specific
    pockets in the shortest amount of time

25
Forensic Science
  • Ink Chromatography
  • Hair / Fiber Analysis
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Fingerprints
  • Handwriting Analysis
  • Blood Typing
  • Foot Prints
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Police Dogs
  • Eyewitness Evidence

26
  • Fantasy Science
  • McClellanCreate your own worlds and
    charactersPerform magical science
    experimentsMake a Crystal WandRead fantasy and
    science fiction novels of your choicePlay and
    Design Magic Games Build your own living
    ecosystemFantasy Science Imagination fueled
    and aided by facts can open the mind to creative
    solutions that change our world.

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Kealing Science Electives
  • Many choices in many areas
  • Talk to your friends about the classes
  • Talk to the teachers about the classes
  • Sign up for as many electives as you can and be
    ready for some great in and out of class
    experiences!
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