Middle School Science at OSA is designed to encourage and continue developing an understanding and enjoyment of the science that is all around us. All students are scientists! We want to give them a chance to learn basic science principles in an environment of hands-on, DIY, and participatory experiences. Students focus their studies on Earth Science in 6th grade, Life Science in 7th grade, and Physical Science in 8th grade. Our department supports the NGSS standards which promote science, not just as a collection of facts, but as a way of thinking. We encourage curiosity, critical thinking and creative approaches to problem solving in all of our Middle School Science classes.