• This year we study physical science, chemistry, and life science with an emphasis on active learning through experimentation and team work. Together, as a growth mind-set learning community, we explore topics of energy, heredity, natural selection, chemical reactions in living organisms, and motion & forces. In addition to building a better understanding of fundamental science concepts, we emphasize real-world connections that relate to these guiding questions:

    *What are current research discoveries and applications of science, and how might our daily lives be influenced by this knowledge and technology?

    *What areas of science and engineering interest you, and what possible STEM career paths match your interests?

    *What is engineering and how does it relate to science?    

    *What skills and habits of mind are involved in science and engineering?  

    *What are strengths and limitations of scientific and engineering processes?

    Scope and Sequence of Grade 8 Science