Northside Middle School

8th Grade Course Description

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        Eighth grade science focuses on providing students with hands-on, real world connections aimed at meeting the needs of individual learners. These activities are designed to generate higher level thinking and application skills. These activities are taught through scientific inquiry with emphasis in chemistry and physics. The curriculum’s design creates opportunities for individual and group discovery through co-operative learning, internet research, laboratory investigation and projects.

          The students explore genetics and heredity,  properties of matter and energy, how substances react with each other and form new materials. They investigate electrical and magnetic currents, power, how unbalanced forces change the path of an object, and recognize that light and sound waves move at different speeds.
 
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Last Modified on July 18, 2014