integrated Science -8th grade
FORCE AND MOTION
In this unit, scholars explore principles of force, motion, mass, and collisions as they solve a space mystery.
In this unit, scholars investigate how magnets move some objects at a distance, the source of the energy for that movement, and what causes differences in energy and forces involved.
EARTH, MOON, AND SUN
In this unit, scholars investigate where the Moon’s light comes from, what causes the characteristic changes in the appearance of the Moon that we observe, and what conditions are required to view phenomena such as particular moon phases and lunar eclipses.
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this unit, scholars uncover the mechanisms of natural selection, investigating variation in populations, survival and reproduction, and mutation.
In this unit, scholars learn how to interpret similarities and differences among fossils, they investigate how natural selection can lead to one population becoming two different species, and also investigate evolution over vast periods of time.
In this unit, scholars gain a deeper understanding of how light interacts with materials and how these interactions affect our world, from the colors we see to changes caused by light from the sun, such as warmth, growth, and damage.