Science 8

Objective: Our learning goals in Science 8 include three main components: inquiry (learning through questioning), problem solving, and decision making.  Students will be asked to make connections between the information in their textbooks, other media (i.e., videos, newspaper articles, presentations, etc), and their own observations and experiences.  Through hands-on projects and laboratory investigations, they will develop greater understandings of the role of technology in science and vice versa. Scientific investigations (laboratory experiments) will allow students to make use of the traditional scientific method to answer questions and build on their understanding of scientific principles.  Through independent and group reading, class discussions, team work and debate, students will also explore the relationships between science, society, and the natural environment. 

The Course Outline can be viewed and downloaded here.

Course Topics
1. Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
2. Physical Science: Fluids
3. Life Science: Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
4. Physical Science: Optics

Curriculum Outcomes: Over the course of this class, you will be expected to meet curriculum outcomes specific to each of the units listed above. It is important that both you as the student, as well as your parent/guardian become familiar with these curriculum outcomes, so that you may gain more insight into how you may achieve your highest potential in this class. The curriculum outcomes for Science 8 can be found here.

For specific information (deadlines, test dates, homework, etc) please click on your section of Science 8 below.

Science 8H        Science 8K        Science 8S