Environmental and Earth/Space Science
Earth/Space Science: Students participate in instructional activities concerning geology, erosive forces, seismic activity, volcanology, oceanography, astronomy, meteorology and geologic time. Activities include rock and mineral study, refinement of mapping skills, presentation of origins of the universe, investigating earthquakes and volcanoes, catastrophic weather events, ocean currents and tides, space exploration, and recent space technology advancements.
Environmental Science: Students study the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. This course emphasizes a laboratory approach to the study of the environment along with specific case studies. Topics include a required unit on principles of ecology and selected modules on acid rain, the Chesapeake Bay, deforestation, endangered species, erosion/siltation, eutrophication, global warming, populations, solid and hazardous waste, and urbanization.
Students take Environmental Science in Grades 6 and 7 and Earth/Space Science in Grade 8. Students in this program have the opportunity to take high school science exams and earn up to two high school credits. Students taking Gifted and Talented science classes can take Biology in Grade 8 and earn a third high school science credit.
Sudbrook Middle Magnet School
Applications accepted for Grade 6.
Transportation is provided for students who are zoned to attend: