The STEM Explorations Academy program is an integrative science and engineering course that spans two periods, one core period and one elective period. Students in 7th grade will meet the requirements for Life Science (Standards of Learning) and Introduction to Technology and students in 8th grade will meet the requirements for Physical Science and Technology Foundations (tech competencies), but will do so very differently than if they were taking separate courses. Most units will be based on an open-ended engineering design challenge where students will work in teams to design and build a solution to the problem. Other units will look more like those in a traditional science or engineering class. 

  • 7th Grade STEM: Lambert
  • AM--Periods 1 & 2
  • MM-- Periods 5 & 6
  • PM--Periods 7 & 8 

Science is about discovery and looking for answers to our questions.

Curriculum Pacing
1st 9 weeks
Scientific Method - beginning and throughout the year
Ecology - Flow of Energy
Ecology - Cycles in Nature
Ecology - Inva. Species & Human Impact

2nd 9 weeks
Characteristics of Living Things
Cell Processes
3rd 9 weeks
Natural Selection
4th 9 weeks
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Teacher Report Card

Mrs. Lambert's Portaportal

Skyline Middle School

HHS STEM program information

SKMS STEM Explorations academy

Pacing Guides:

7th grade Pacing Guide


VA Department of Educatio

SOL Practice

Jefferson Lab

Interactive Achievement

As with all material found on the Internet, teachers and parents should be very careful 
in allowing students to explore these sites unless direct supervision is provided. 
Harrisonburg City Schools is not responsible for the content of various links beyond the 
initial levels of each site.

Last Updated August 21, 2018

To contact Mrs. Lambert, please call  (540) 434-6862 between 8 am-3:30 pm or e-mail me at

Skyline Middle School

Harrisonburg City Public Schools

470 Linda Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

(540) 434-6862 or  Fax: (540) 434-6453


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