Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: Yes
8th Grade Science will challenge students with an integrated study of earth, physical, and biological sciences. Students will analyze the relationship between the Earth, Sun, and Moon. Students will better understand the changing earth as they survey physical processes, such as erosion and weathering, and the characteristics of rocks and minerals. A unit on oceanography will introduce students to the geological, chemical, and biological aspects of the ocean. Students will consider the fundamentals of matter and energy along with the application of energy, force, and motion in physics. Units on plant and animal biology will introduce students to the importance of habitats and earth cycles in sustaining life. The course concludes with a look at the human impact on the earth. Throughout the course, there are lab investigations to reinforce science concepts and skills.
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