Due to the nature of this product, there are no refunds.  

Due to the nature of this product, there are no refunds.  

Due to the nature of this product, there are no refunds.  

Due to the nature of this product, there are no refunds.  

Theme 1 - Scientific Thinking

Students will be exposed to the scientific method and various methods such as design, testing, observation, data collection, analysis, and drawing conclusions based on these methods.

Theme 2 – Engineering

Middle school students have usually had many experiences in engineering design (think about all those building blocks). This Theme’s goal is for students to define problems more precisely, to conduct a process of choosing the best solution, and optimize the final designs.

Theme 3 – Diffusion and Genetics

Middle school students will begin to develop a more advanced knowledge of the workings of the cell including genetics. Students will explore diffusion with a large project focused on experimental design and execution. Students will also explore DNA and Mendelian genetics patterns.

Theme 4 – Chemistry

Students will gain exposure to pH, reaction types, energy transfers, chemical changes, as well as experimental design to identify an unknown substance. There is also a project on fireworks.

Theme 5 - Earth & Environmental Science

Students will demonstrate their understanding of plate tectonics by demonstration and designing tools for measurements of plate activity. Students will explore an updated water cycle, how oil and water interact, the impact of oil spills on the environments, and test water quality and the implications that has one communities.

Theme 6 – Forensics (Application)

In this section, students will apply many of the skills and knowledge that they have acquired in the previous units. There is a crime committed at a local dog show and the kids are asked to come in and investigate. Students will analyze pedigrees, DNA sequencing, blood typing, fingerprints, and identify an unknown substance. The ultimate goal is to solve the crime.

The Lab Bench is aligned to different components of the NGSS

Due to the nature of this product, there are no refunds.