Science 8

This course follows the Pennsylvania Academic Standards of Science, Technology, Environment, and Ecology. It is an inquiry course integrating several areas of study from Force and Motion, Chemistry, as well as Earth History. Specific topics to be covered include:scientific method,motion, acceleration, force, gravity, momentum, elements, phases of matter, energy transfer, chemical reacitons, earth's formations, erosion and deposition, and geologic time. Much emphasis will be placed on scientific processes and laboratory technique. Students will be required to keep an interactive notebook where they diagram and process what they are learning in class each day. Much work is done in co-operative learning groups which helps to increase individual learning.