Grade 8 - Georgia

Science 8 (Credit: 1.00)

Science 8 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on Science 8, providing a set of basic scientific skills and a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 8 include the structure and properties of matter, chemistry, motion, kinetic and potential energy, electricity and magnetism, waves, and science in our world. The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on the students’ natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should show understanding of the structure of matter, and signs of chemical reactions. In addition, they should expand their knowledge of energy of motion and heat. Students should also be able to identify and demonstrate waves and patterns in waves, science in careers and technology and demonstrate the ability to use and analyze scientific measurements. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.