8th Grade Science

The physical science course introduces students to many aspects of the physical world, focusing first on physics then on chemistry. The course provides an overview of the physical world and gives students tools and concepts to think clearly about matter, atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, motion, force, momentum, work and machines, energy, waves, electricity, light and other aspects of chemistry and physics. Among other subjects, students study the structure of atoms, the elements and the Periodic Table, chemical reactions, forces including gravitational, motion, acceleration and mass, and energy including light, thermal, electricity and magnetism.