8th Grade Science
Welcome to Mrs. Shipman's 8th grade Science page! This year, we will learn about Energy, Matter, Chemistry (Elements, Periodic Table, Atoms), Rocks/Minerals, Our Changing Earth (Erosion/Weathering, Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Plate Tectonics), Space, and Weather & Climate. Along the way, we'll be examining phenomena, constructing models and using technology to create products. We will also be conducting experiments & collecting evidence to draw conclusions based on quantitative and qualitative data.
Tentative Unit Outline for the School Year:
- 1st Quarter: Lab Safety, Measurement, Experimentation, Intro to Chemistry.
- 2nd Quarter: Earth Surface (rocks and minerals), Rocks/Minerals, Erosion/Weathering,.
- 3rd Quarter: Changing Earth (Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes, Volcanoes).
- 4th Quarter: Weather/Climate, Earth Week, Climate Change, Energy, and Space Science.