BCPS Research Models
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Middle School: Science

    Grade 6

    • Energy Transformations (Slam Dunk)
      What are the specific energy transformations that matter undergoes? 
    • Misconception Busters: Seasons (Slam Dunk) 
      How can you help debunk common science misconceptions and inform your community in order to help improve our thinking?  
    • Potential and Kinetic Energy (Slam Dunk)
      How do you describe the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy in moving objects?

    Grade 7

    • Bed Bugs and Natural Selection (Slam Dunk)
      How does Darwin’s theory of natural selection apply to the development of pesticide resistance in bed bugs?
    • Bridges and Earthquakes (Slam Dunk)   
      How can bridges be designed to withstand an earthquake?
    • Earthquakes (Slam Dunk) 
      What is the relationship between plate tectonics and the magnitude of an earthquake? 
    • The Rock Cycle (Slam Dunk) 
      How can the processes that change one form of rock into another be described?

    Grade 8

    • Asian Suminoe Oysters and the Chesapeake (Slam Dunk) 
      Will Asian Suminoe oysters help or harm the natural processes of the Chesapeake Bay?
    • Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay (Slam Dunk)  
      How can human activity affect populations within the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem?
    • Climate Change Mysteries (Slam Dunk) 
      What evidence can we use to that climate change is caused by natural processes or by humans?
    • Food Chains in the Chesapeake (Slam Dunk)  
      How could fluctuations in the population of something as small as a water flea affect predators like raccoons and herons? How do changes in the food chain affect other organisms in the Chesapeake Bay?
    • Human Activity and Watersheds (Slam Dunk)  
      How does human activity in your neighborhood impact the water quality of the watershed in which you live?
    • Misconception Busters (Slam Dunk) 
      How can you help debunk common science misconceptions and inform your community in order to help improve our thinking?
    • Our Changing Chesapeake (ORM)
      How does our use of natural resources impact the quality of the environment?
    • Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay (Slam Dunk)  
      How do pollutants affect organisms - like SAV - in the Chesapeake?
    • Tornadoes (Slam Dunk)
      What conditions are necessary for the formation of tornadoes?