Eighth grade general science students will work with 3 different modules along with added content covering scientific method, weather and waves over the course of the school year. Each lesson in the modules build on skills and concepts presented in previous lessons. As students progress through the module, they take greater responsibility for their own learning, eventually planning and conducting their own procedures, devising their own data tables, and analyzing the results they obtain.
Physical Science - High School Credit Course
Physical Science is the study of matter and energy. Major areas of study will include energy and motion, properties of atoms & the periodic table, chemical bonds and reactions, measurement and conversion, earth and space science. The course will utilize a hands-on approach that is integrated with technology to provide students with a deeper understanding of the physical sciences. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving, decision-making, and the use of the scientific method to investigate the major concepts included in the physical sciences.