Middle School Science

FCPS middle school students learn to use and apply scientific knowledge.

Students learn science by acquiring knowledge and constructing explanations of natural phenomena. Then they test those explanations and communicate their findings both in oral and written forms. Through this process, students develop a deep understanding of science that combines knowledge and facts with reasoning and critical thinking.

The FCPS Outdoor School staff provides additional earth science instruction for grade 5. Students experience two full-day field trips and learn about the geology of Frederick County.

The middle school science program:

  • Provides opportunities to participate in the Outdoor School and other field trips
  • Encourages participation in curricular activities inside and outside the classroom such as the Science Fair.


Colleen Beall
Curriculum Specialist

(301) 644-5267

Linda Mosser
Teacher Specialist, 6-12

(301) 644-5380

Kara Morrissey
Administrative Secretary

(301) 644-5267


Middle School Science Essential Curriculum