Grade 8 - Science

Science 8 B - Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)

Science is the study of the natural world. It relies on investigations and evidence to describe the natural events that occur around us. Science 8B is an integrated science course that covers topics selected from Earth and space science, physical science, and life science. This course discusses climate change and methods for confronting it, the physical features of waves and wave technology, and the positive and negative ways that humans and technology affect the Earth and its ecosystems. In the first unit, you’ll study the factors that have led to climate change and explore scientific solutions to address these changes. In the second unit, you’ll learn how waves and interactions between them can be used to develop new technologies. In the third unit, you’ll broaden your knowledge of technology-based and human-based threats to the environment and find ways to reduce their negative impact.