Science Enrichment Program Curriculum

Enriched Science Program Information

The grade level curriculum that is normally taught over a period of nine weeks is taught in approximately seven weeks. This enables us to offer approximately 8 weeks of enrichment throughout the year.   As a reminder, this program is an in-house program, and as such, it is not considered a specialty program. This enhanced course does not appear on the student’s schedule, report card or transcript.  It also will not serve as a special prerequisite for an advanced sequence high school class at a later time. 

Each of the four enriched science units is developed by the grade level team. Extensions will focus on STEM while implementing further exploration through hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Sample units, with their SOL alignments, can be found below.

Please click on the following attachments to view the Enhanced Units for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Science:

6th Grade - Enriched Unit Synopsis - SAMPLE (PDF)
7th Grade - Enriched Unit Synopsis - SAMPLE (PDF)
8th Grade - Enriched Unit Synopsis - SAMPLE (PDF)


Information for Rising 6th Grade Students:
Benton Middle is excited to offer an Enriched Science class for students with a true passion for Science. Students enrolled in the Enriched Science class will have the opportunity to complete up to 8 weeks of extra curriculum. Previous extra curriculum has included Invasive Species, Rube Goldberg Machines, and Urban Heat Islands. To allow for the extra curriculum, students will be required to work at a faster pace.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year were due Monday, May 4th. Decision letters will be sent out on or before June 1st.

*Please Note - This is not a PWCS specialty program. This program is for students zoned for Benton MS and transfer students approved for valid reasons within the transfer regulation. 


Information for Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students:

Benton is excited to offer an Enriched Science section for students with a true passion for Science. Students enrolled in the Enriched Science class will have the opportunity to complete up to 8 weeks of extra curriculum. Previous extra curriculum has included Entomology, Biomimicry, Microorganisms, Forensics, the Physics of Sports, and Crime Scene Investigation. To allow for the extra curriculum, students will be required to work at a faster pace.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year were due Monday, May 4th. Decision letters will be sent out on or before June 1st. 

*Please Note - This is not a PWCS specialty program. This program is for students zoned for Benton MS and transfer students approved for valid reasons within the transfer regulation. 

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