Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Next Generation Science Standards

Welcome 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Scientist to Room 118

Our exploration will begin using Next Generation Science Standards. I have placed the link below with parent information regarding the standards. The monthly newsletter will allow students and families to stay informed concerning classroom areas of study. The school website will offer information that speaks to the concepts / standards that are being covered in class. I am also planning to use technology to ensure communication is ongoing during the school year. I am looking forward to an exciting year.

The items below are science categories and topics that middle school students (6th, 7th, & 8th) will explore this school year.


MS. Structure and Properties of Matter

MS. Chemical Reactions

MS. Forces and Interactions

MS. Energy

MS. Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation



MS. Structure, Function, and Information Processing

MS. Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

MS. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

MS. Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

MS. Natural Selection and Adaptations



MS. Space Systems

MS. History of Earth

MS. Earth’s Systems

MS. Weather and Climate

MS. Human Impacts