Science – Gr 8
- 8/100 Students
- Grade 8,Junior High,Science
- Lessons / Quizes
↓What will your child LEARN
This course follows Alberta Education standards for 8th grade science. This course offers a more in depth look at physical sciences, such as chemistry, physics, and astronomy. The students will review the nature of science and the steps of the scientific method.
From machines that use energy, to the transport of solutions, to the functioning of the eye, students will see first-hand how science affects their daily life, their career and their future. They will investigate the structure of living things, from the smallest cells to the more complex systems in the human body. They will also examine the interactions among water, land and climate to better understand the distribution and health of living things, and they’ll learn to appreciate how the knowledge and skills they are applying in class have led to advances in medical and mechanical technologies.
Students explore the properties of fluids and why fluids are important in living things, in the environment and in technological devices. They learn about the role of cells, organs, tissues and organ systems, and how to keep the human body healthy. They also investigate light and its behaviour in different materials and optical devices, like microscopes and telescopes. By working with simple machines, students discover how machines make work easier or faster. They also interpret interactions among water, land and climate to examine the distribution and health of aquatic species.