Welcome to 8th grade science!
Our curriculum this year is mainly an introduction to physical science - mostly in the area of Chemistry. Students will be learning about matter - how to classify it, measure it, identify and distinguish it, and even separate it. This IPS unit is filled with hands-on explorations in the lab, and proper lab safety will be very important!
Toward the end of the year - prior to the NJASK science assessment - we will also cover some Earth and Astronomy topics in the area of weather and the impacts and patterns associated with the Earth, Moon and Sun orbital relationships.
Though content is certainly important, this 8th grade curriculum emphasizes the mastering of scientific skills - from deductive reasoning, problem solving and cooperative learning to measuring and using laboratory equipment and chemicals correctly and safely.
Remember to include Mrs. T-C's science class in your dinner conversations! It promises to be an exciting year!