8TH Grade Science

  • Course Length:

    2 semesters.

  • Course Program:

    Homeschool Advantage – NFC Academy Teachers – Accredited

     Home School Edition – Home Teacher – Accredited

     Home School Basics – Home Teacher – Not Accredited

  • Accredited:

    Cognia-SACS/CASI, Middle States, FACCS

General Science II is an intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in God’s physical universe. This 8th grade homeschool course expands on the Science 600 and General Science I courses, providing a set of basic scientific skills and a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in General Science II include the history of science, structure and properties of matter, health and nutrition, types of energy, electricity and magnetism, work, energy, forces, simple machines, balance in nature, natural cycles and resources. The course seeks to develop the student’s ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry.

Budding scientists will discover many facets of the exciting world of science as they study atoms and molecules, rocks and fossils, nutrition and health, oceanography, and inner and outer space from a Christian worldview in this interactive physical science course. Scientific discovery is within the reach of every student with this online physical science course for 8th graders. Students explore the building blocks of our world and how these small particles interact to create energy and physical mass. Lessons on measurement, observation, and evaluation encourage students to see the world through the eyes of science. Beginning with a study of the earth and fossil evidence, to the exploration of space, the course encourages critical thinking and analysis while fostering biblical beliefs and practical problem solving. Students will do their science labs all online through Smart Science Labs for a consistent lab experience and no need to purchase equipment or supplies for experiments.

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Course Concepts & Samples

Curriculum Focus

  • Science and Society: Students Will Define Science, Describe Its History, and Use Their Main Senses For Observation of the World Around Them.
  • Structure of Matter (Part 1): Students Will Describe Elements and Compounds in the Terms of Atoms and Molecules.
  • Structure of Matter (Part 2): Students Will Demonstrate a Knowledge of the Different Changes in Matter.
  • Health and Nutrition: Students Will Learn How to Develop Good Health Habits.
  • Energy (Part 1): Students Will Explain and Give Examples of the Different Types of Energy.
  • Energy (Part 2): Students Will Define Magnetism and Electricity and Describe Their Relationship.
  • Machines (Part 1): Students Will Define Force and Work, and Evaluate The Relationship that Exists Between Work and Energy.
  • Machines (Part 2): Students Will Describe the Different Types of Simple Machines.
  • Balance in Nature: Students Will Discuss the Balance in Nature Regarding the Different Cycles.
  • Science and Technology: Students Will Review the Other Units and Explore Careers in Science and Technology.

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