GSE Science Grade 8 40.01700 GA
Science 8 is a course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on Science 6 and Science 7, 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, Newton’s laws, and molecular motion.
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 matter, atoms, molecules compounds, and chemical reactions. The students should also recognize light and sound and how we interact with it. They should also show an understanding of energy and Newton's laws of motion. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.