Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science Overview

Term 1: September - January

  1. Science Introduction

    • Safety in the Lab

    • Technology and Science

    • Scientific Inquiry

      (How much sugar will dissolve in 100ml of water)

    • Lab Report Writing

  2. Life Systems – Cells

    • Characteristics of Living Things

    • Cell Theory

    • Compound Microscope

    • Biological Drawings

    • Parts of Plant and Animal Cells

    • Cell Membrane

    • Diffusion and Osmosis

    • Endo/Exo/Phagocytosis

    • Classifying Organisms

    • Uni/Multicellular Organisms

  3. Understanding Structures and Mechanisms – Systems in Action

    • System Components

    • Inputs and Outputs

    • Simple Machines

    • Forces

    • Work

    • Mechanical Advantage

    • Mechanical Efficiency

 

Term 2: February - June

  1. Understanding Matter and Energy – Fluids

    • Characteristics of Fluids

    • Flow Rate and Viscosity

    • Controlling Fluid Flow

    • Weight, Mass and Volume

    • Density and Buoyancy

    • Pneumatics and Valves

    • Pressure, Volume and Temperature

       

       

  2. Earth and Space Systems – Water Systems

    • What is water?

    • Water Cycle

    • Water Filtration – Natural

    • Waste Water Treatment

    • Contaminants

    • Watershed

    • Water Issues and Society

    • Water footprint

    • Climate Change


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