Science Syllabus

Grade 8 - Team Titan - Mr. Herbermann


Classroom standards:

  • be respectful
  • be kind
  • try your best
  • communicate clearly
  • act safely

I believe students learn best when they are “doing” things. As often as possible, science class will involve hands-on activities, projects, and investigations.

Lab safety is important. This will be explained in the beginning of the year and before each experiment or hands-on activity.

Outline of 2018-19 Science


Fall & Winter

  • What do oceanographers study?
  • How to be an Eco-Hero
  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Organization of All Living Things
  • Ocean life: seaweed, plankton, clams, squid, fish,
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography

Planetary Science


  • Where are you on earth?
  • Earth’s Day and Night
  • Earth’s Seasons
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Planets