• Welcome to the SHMS Science Department! 

    Science at Shirley Heim is an exploration of our world and the interactions between the living and nonliving components. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the 21st century. Critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills are stressed in all 3 grade levels. 

    Our teachers bring science to life through investigations and activities. The 6th-grade curriculum focuses on Earth Science: basic chemistry, water systems, atmosphere & weather, energy, and space. In 7th grade, the students learn about Life Science: cells, classification of life, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Finally, 8th grade is Physical Science: chemistry and physics. 

    Within science, the relationship between the science teacher, parents, and students can be best described as a team. As a team, we will be able to help students succeed in the classroom and the world outside, by better understanding each other's needs and expectations. We hope to make this year great! The more we work together, the more successful we will be!