Grade 8 Science (Middle School Comprehensive Science 3) is the third in a series of three consecutive middle school science classes. It builds on concepts introduced in the first and second courses of the series (Grade 6 Science, Grade 7 Science), including the disciplines of life science, physical science, and earth-space science. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Students learn about properties of matter, physical and chemical changes, atoms and the periodic table of elements, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, the universe, and the solar system. Hands-on and virtual laboratory investigations are included throughout the course to provide students opportunities for exploration through scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, and experimental procedures. By the end of the course, students will be practicing, experimenting, thinking, and talking like a scientist!
Students need to supply the following materials to complete the coursework.
02.03 Conservation of Mass
02.04 Thermal Energy and Chemical Change
06.02 Exploring the Solar System
06.03 Seasons and Tides
Module 01: Matter
Module 02: Changes in Matter
Module 03: Elements and Compounds
Module 04: Cycles and Conservation
Module 05: The Universe
Module 06: Our Solar System