Grade 8 Science

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(lesson notes below)

Links to Resources

  1. HDSB Elementary Tools
  2. Overdrive - Audio and eBook selection
  3. Google Classroom

LESSON NOTES

4 Science Strands

LEARNING SKILLS ARE LIFE SKILLS • Integral to Learning & Work Habits (ALL strands)

"...achievement of the curriculum expectations in many curriculum areas is closely tied to learning skills and work habits. Clearly identifying the focus of such curriculum expectations and the evidence that will be collected to assess and evaluate their achievement will assist teachers in making decisions about whether the demonstration of a learning skill or work habit should be part of the evaluation of a curriculum expectation." (Growing Success, p.10, Ministry of Education, Ontario)

UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS • Cells

  1. assess the impact of cell biology on individuals, society, and the environment
  2. investigate functions and processes of plant and animal cells
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure and function of plant and animal cells and cell processes

UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURES & MECHANISMS • Systems in Action

  1. assess the personal, social, and/or environmental impacts of a system, and evaluate improvements to a system and/or alternative ways of meeting the same needs
  2. investigate a working system and the ways in which components of the system contribute to its desired function
  3. demonstrate an understanding of different types of systems and the factors that contribute to their safe and efficient operation

UNDERSTANDING MATTER & ENERGY • Fluids

  1. analyse how the properties of fluids are used in various technologies, and assess the impact of these technologies on society and the environment
  2. investigate the properties of fluids
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties and uses of fluids

UNDERSTANDING EARTH & SPACE SYSTEMS • Water Systems

  1. assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water resources
  2. investigate factors that affect local water quality
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth’s water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region

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