Eighth Grade: Applied Sciences Emergency Medicine, Research, Architecture & Engineering

Emergency Medicine 
We start the year with an emergency medicine unit, which connects knowledge of the body’s systems from seventh grade to the appropriate response to emergency situations.
Students analyze a patient to determine the injury, and study wound management, shock, fractures, and heat-induced ailments.  
 
Writing a Scientific Research Paper
In the second unit, students develop a thesis statement, conduct research, and write a research paper, honing critical skills in non-fiction reading and writing. Each student’s final project is submitted to a national science essay competition.
 
Architecture
Students work with architects for five weeks to design a concept for a building, create perspective drawings, and build a 3-D model. As a culmination of this work, students present their design to a panel of architects. 
 
Physics
We connect fundamental concepts in physics to advanced engineering projects, including building a catapult (motion), bridge (forces), roller coaster (energy transfer), and Rube Goldberg (simple machines).