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Science Department


Meet the Science Teachers

  • Jody Coffman-6th - Department Chair
  • Jessica Draper-6th
  • Mikala Weingarten-6th
  • Genevieve O’Bryan-7th
  • Tina Mott-7th
  • Joe Sabol-7th
  • Christy Dawson-8th
  • Travis Cornwell-8th
  • Ryan Bauer-8th

Science at Northglenn Middle School

District 12 science is following the Next Generation Science Standards. The units of study are:

  • 8th Grade
    • Energy
    • Forces and Space
    • Weather and Climate
    • Chemistry
  • 7th
    • Geologic Time
    • Cells
    • Human Body Systems
    • Genetics
    • Natural and Artificial Selection
    • Changes in life over time
  • 6th
    • Matter and Water
    • Earth’s Structures and Natural Processes
    • Environmental Interactions
  • Energy and Human Activities are embedded in all grade level content.

Our science techbook in on like: Discovery Techbook. The link is below:

    Understanding Science Grades


    Score  -Description - What it means for your student:
    4 - Advanced Understanding - Your student has mastered the expected standard AND has shown a deeper understanding of the concept.
    3 - Meets Standard - This is where we want to see all students scoring.
    2 - Approaching Standard - Your student is making progress to learning the expected standard.
    1 - Does Not Meet Standard - Your student needs more time and extra help to understand the standard.
    / - Not Assessed

    National Science Standards – (Topics) 
    6th through 8th Grade

    • ESP: Earth’s Surface Processes
    • ETSS: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society
    • ED: Engineering Design
    • SFIP: Structure, Function, and Information Processing
    • IRE: Independent Relationships in Ecosystems
    • GDRO: Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms
    • E: Energy
    • FM: Forces and Motion
    • NSA: Natural Selection and Adaptations
    • HI: Human Impact
    • WC: Weather and Climate Systems
    • EIP: Earth’s Interior Processes
    • SS: Space Systems
    • CR: Chemical Reactions
    • MEOE: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
    • HE: The History of Earth
    • IF: Interactions of Forces
    • ESP: Earth’s Surface Processes
    • SPM: Structure and Properties of Matter

    Science Department Classrooms

    Mr. Bauer's 8th Grade Science Class

    Space ... the final frontier.
    Subject: Science
    Welcome 8th Graders! Greetings, 8th grade humans! I hope you and your families and friends are as happy and well as possible. Just like you, I wish I could meet you and your families in person at the school building at the start of the year. If...

    Ms. Coffman's Class

    Subject: Science
    Welcome to on line learning, Students will be accessing Google Meet Links (This is accessed through Schoology)for online instruction M, T, Th F. They will follow the 6th grade schedule in order for all their classes. For example, if a student...

    Mr. Cornwell's Class

    Subject: Math, Science
    Mr. Cornwell's Class page Please review the attached Virtual Learning Information document that covers some class basics. All class information, lessons, assignments, communications and so on will be posted in Schoology.  So, please look there...

    Ms. Draper's Class

    Subject: Science
    6th Grade Science is an exciting class, as most of it is brand new to my students!  That being said, it is incredibly important to show up every day prepared to work hard.  What does "working hard" look like in science?  Scientists are...

    Ms. Mott's Class

    Ms. Mott's 7th Science Class
    Subject: Science
    Tina Mott - Homework Calendar Classroom Website Information - Remote Learning           Welcome to 7th Grade Science   Attendance: Online attendance and participation are required throughout our distance learning time.  Attendance...

    Ms. O'Bryan's Class

    Subject: Science
    Welcome to Mrs. O'Bryan's 7th Grade Science Remote Learning Classroom, Remote learning starts Thursday, August 27th. All 7th-grade science material will be accessible through Schoology.  Some material for labs or activities may be distributed...

    Ms. Weingarten's Class

    Subject: Math, Science
    Welcome Ms. Weingarten's 6th Grade Math and Science classes! Online learning in this format is new for all of us.  Please ask questions when you're not sure of something! Access to courses will be through  and...