Science 8

53238 NY

Science 8 is an intermediate course intended to introduce students to several different sectors of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 8 include the scientific method, cells and genetics, biology of organisms and health, ecology and the environment, evolution and adaptation, and organism interactions.

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 interrelationships between organisms, recognize patterns in systems, and expand their knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Students will explore historical organism change and development as well as learn to understand how organisms change over one life. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Understand that all living things are made of cells

  • Define cells and demonstrate their functions

  • Understand and demonstrate organism organization

  • Identify the necessary components of living organisms.

  • Understand and demonstrate how organisms Interact with one another

  • Model the flow of matter and energy through an ecosystem

  • Understand that cells are in all living organisms

  • Describe the organization of living organisms

  • Understand the mechanisms of evolution and genetics

  • Understand historical organism changes

  • Identify body composition, organization, and development

State: New York
Grade Level: 8
Category: Science
Course Length: Year