Course Pacing Guide

8th Grade Science

OMS

Course Pacing Guide

2016 -- 2017

(All dates are approximate)

Aug. 29 – Sept. 9 – Intro. To Science

Chapter 1 and other resources

Scientific Methods, Measuring, Tools of Science, Safety, Nature of Science

Sept. 12-23 – Energy: Conservation & Transfer

Renewable, nonrenewable energy

Energy sustainability

Environmental consequences of each type of energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Sept. 26-Oct. 7—Matter

Chapter 5 & 6

Matter – Physical & Chemical Properties, States of Matter

Oct. 10 – Dec. 10 -- Chemistry

Chapters 7- 11

Chemistry – elements, compounds, mixtures, chemical reactions, Periodic Table, risks and benefits of chemicals

Element Project

Dec. 12 – Jan. 20 – Earth’s History and Evolution

Rock Layers

Fossils and Geologic Time

Evolution

Prehistoric creature project

Jan. 23 – Feb. 3 – Ecosystems

Food, water, shelter (biotic & abiotic factors, limiting factors)

Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

Feeding relationships (symbiosis, mutualism, parasitism, commensalism)

Energy Flow and Cycles of Matter (water, Carbon cycle, Nitrogen cycle)

Feb. 6 – Feb. 10 – Cell Review (types of cells, cell processes, cell structure)

Feb. 13 – Mar. 3 – Pathogens & Diseases

Types of Pathogens (protists, bacteria, viruses, fungi, inverterbrates)

Infectious diseases -- types, transmission, vectors, carriers

Read Fever 1793

Disease Project

Mar. 6 – 10 – Biotechnology

Mar. 13 – 17 – Molecular Biology

Review photosynthesis and respiration

Nutrition

Mar. 20 – Apr. 7– Freshwater

Erosion/Deposition

Using Water Wisely

Apr. 17 – May 12 – Saltwater

Earth’s Oceans

Life in the Ocean

Resources from the Ocean

Ocean Pollution

Ocean Creature Project

May 9 – EOG time -- EOG Review

After EOGsCancer Unit/History of Science

          

 

        
 
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