Physical Science 8 A&B

Course Description

Semester A

This is an introduction to the Physical Sciences and scientific methodology. The objectives are to impart a basic knowledge of the physical properties and chemistry of matter. Skills are developed in the classroom, and reinforced through homework reading, and interesting labs that relate to everyday life.

Semester B

This is an introduction to the Physical Sciences and scientific methodology. The objectives are to impart a basic knowledge of the physical properties and chemistry of matter. Skills are developed in the classroom, and reinforced through homework reading, and interesting labs that relate to everyday life.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

8th Grade

Materials

Basic Kitchen Lab Supplies

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

None

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Energy
  • Force
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Machines
  • Waves
  • Light

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Lenses
  • Electricity
  • Matter
  • Modern Machines
  • Physical Science and the Environment