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Science Department

Science at AOMS

Welcome to the home page for the Science Department at AOMS.  You can access individual teacher websites using the links in the left hand column.  You can also access additional science resources from the column on the right.

Science at AOMS

Earth Science (6th Grade) Life Science (7th Grade) Physical Science (8th Grade)

Units of Study 

  • Scientific Investigation
  • Topography
  • Density 
  • Plate Tectonics 
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Energy/Heat 
  • Ecology
  • Eninstein Jr. STEM project

Units of Study 

  • Scientific Investigation 
  • Light & The Eye 
  • Cells 
  • Genetics
  • Changes Over Time
  • Earth History 
  • Human Body Systems 
  • Living Systems
  • Engineering Project 

Unit of Study 

  • Scientific Investigation
  • Graphing  
  • Atoms
  • Periodic Table of Elements
  • Atomic Structure
  • pH Acid/Bases
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Buoyancy 
  • Astronomy 


Climate Zone Web Links

Hour of Code @ AOMS!

The Science Department will participate in the Hour of Code the week of December 7-11!


 8th Grade Hour of Code- Tuesday, December 8th 
 7th Grade Hour of Code- Wednesday, December 9th
 6th Grade Hour of Code- Friday, December 11



6th Grade STEM Earthquake Safe Structure Resources


Science Scholar

Cell Textbook

Click HERE for Cell Textbook for 6th Grade Science 

6th Grade Human Impact on the Water Cycle Information Pamphlet Resources

Option 1: Watershed Protection 





Option 2Importance of Water Conservation for the water cycle



Click HERE to see example pamphlets 

6th Grade Watershed Resources

Write a paragraph explaining the following:

a. How water gets from your house, school, or community in general to the “end” point of their watershed (the ocean). Use the Carlsbad Watershed picture to explain how the water moves.


b. Why pollution is a concern for watersheds in Carlsbad. Use the articles provided below as evidence: 


Carlsbad Watershed Information


Protecting Carlsbad's Water Quality from Pollution 


Here are some sentence starters to help guide your paragraph:

A watershed is…

Water from the ...

Watershed starts in ...

Pollution affected this watershed when…