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Mr. Gregory Kirsinger

PVMS East - Aegean Team (7th & 8th Grade)

7th & 8th Grade Science
Contact Info:
gkirsinger@pvsd.org
610-409-8580 x3210

Courses That I Teach:

7th Grade Life Science covers a variety of topics in the fields of biology and ecology. Students will become better problem-solvers and informed thinkers as they progress through this course. This year’s topics will include:

      1. Defining Life
      2. Introduction to Cells
      3. Organization of Life
      4. Cell Anatomy
      5. Chemistry of Life
      6. Cell Transport
      7. Cell Energy
      8. The Cell Cycle & Mitosis
      9. Meiosis & Reproduction
      10. DNA, Genes, & Mutations
      11. Heredity
      12. Natural Selection & Theory of Evolution
      13. The Spheres of the Earth
      14. Ecosystems & Biomes
      15. Energy Flow in Ecosystems
      16. Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems
      17. Biotic & Abiotic Influences in Populations & Ecosystems
      18. Ecological Succession
      19. Human Impacts on the Environment
      20. Importance of Biodiversity
      21. Invasive Species

8th Grade Physical Science covers a variety of topics in the fields of physics and chemistry. Students will become better problem-solvers and informed thinkers as they progress through this course. This year’s topics will include:

      1. Scientific Experimentation
      2. Motion
      3. Forces
      4. Newton’s Laws, Inertia, & Momentum
      5. Simple Machines, Work, & Power                 
      6. Energy & Energy Production
      7. Thermodynamics
      8. States of Matter & Phase Changes
      9. Density, Buoyancy, & Fluids
      10. Physical & Chemical Properties
      11. Physical & Chemical Changes
      12. The Periodic Table
      13. Chemical Bonding