Science 8 A&B

Course Description

Semester A

Science 8 is an integrated course in which the fields of science are not compartmentalized. Instead, earth and space science, life science, and physical science are integrated within each semester. Semester A begins with instruction on the nature of science.

The course focuses on both the understanding and application of science topics. It includes a variety of assignments that help students apply their knowledge of science concepts. Throughout each module, there are multiple opportunities for formative assessment.

Semester B

Semester B builds on the concepts learned in the first semester and prepares the learners with the building blocks needed to dive deeper into earth and space science, life science, and physical science.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

6th – 8th Grade

Materials

Basic Kitchen Lab Supplies

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

Math 7

Science 7

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Science Then and Now
  • Simple and Compound Machines
  • Modern Machines
  • Earth’s History and Structure
  • Air, Climate, and Weather
  • Water

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Reproduction, Heredity, and Evolution
  • Classification of Living Things
  • Invertebrates
  • Vertebrates
  • Pollution
  • Human Impacts on Populations