8th Grade Science Curriculum
This year in science you will be learning about Small and Large Scale Geologic Processes, Evolution, Heredity & Genetics, Forces, Magnetism, Static Electricity, and Potential Energy. We will look into how the surface of the Earth has changed and continues to change due to geologic processes. In our Evolution unit you will "unearth" the earliest lifeforms and follow the fossil record to present day and see how life has changed and continues to change over time. Why is your hair brown, but your parents have blonde hair? You will learn the answer to that question and many more in our Genetics unit. Curious about how forces affect motion? In our Physical Science unit you will discover ways that direct and indirect forces play a role in your life. We will investigate these topics through a variety of activities including: hands-on experimentation, investigations, reading, writing, role-playing, singing and research. You will have multiple opportunities to achieve and demonstrate mastery of topics.You will have opportunities to apply your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics (STEAM) skills to solve problems. Typically once per grading period, we will have STEM/STEAM challenges.I am looking forward to getting to know you this year!