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