Welcome to 8th Grade Physical Science.  Physical science is the study of matter, energy, and the changes they undergo. Matter is everything we see and even that we can’t see. Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space. Energy is the ability to do work or cause change.

Physical science is divided into two main branches: chemistry and physics. Chemistry is the study of the properties of matter and how matter changes.  Physics is the study of matter, energy, motion, and forces, and how they interact. 

Below are the major units we will be covering this year.