Grade 8 Science

Course Description:

 "Traditional laboratory experiences provide opportunities to demonstrate how science is constant, historic, probabilistic, and replicable. Although there are no fixed steps that all scientists follow, scientific investigations usually involve collections of relevant evidence, the use of logical reasoning, the application of imagination to devise hypotheses, and explanations to make sense of collected evidence. Student engagement in scientific investigation provides background for understanding the nature of scientific inquiry. In addition, the science process skills necessary for inquiry are acquired through active experience. The process skills support development of reasoning and problem-solving ability and are the core of scientific methodologies."


 

Units of Study:


Structure of Hydrosphere
Evolution
Ecosystems
Energy
Microbiology
Disease
Biotechnology
Earth History 

In 8th grade, when we are not being attacked by a deadly pandemic, all enrolled students in 8th grade will take the North Carolina READY End of Grade Test of Science. This test is longer than the NCFE's you are used to taking at the end of the year! The EOG is NOT calculated as part of your final grade!


 

Supply List for 8th Grade Science:

Ear buds to be kept in Science classroom! 
1 Pack of Loose Leaf Paper (Left in Classroom)
1.5 inch three ring binder
Pencils 
Colored Pencils
Felt Tip Markers
$5 Optional Lab Fee

Paperwork :-) 


On the first day of class, I will send home the syllabus, lab contract, and a lab donation solicitation for you to read. I ask that parents or guardians rip off the last page of the syllabus, sign it, and return it so I know they have received a copy. 

The lab contract also needs to be signed before students can participate in labs. 

In case you need to review it or have lost your copy, am including a link below:

SYLLABUS
LAB CONTRACT