Science

Class 82 has Science with Mrs.McDonald. This is the Science page for 82 where everything we do for science will be uploaded.


Our Grade 8 Science Textbook

This is an overview of our view in science this year which we have with Ms.McDonald

Term 1: September - January

  1. Science Introduction
    • Safety in the Lab
    • Technology and Science
    • Scientific Inquiry

(How much sugar will dissolve in 100ml of water)

    • Lab Report Writing
  • Life Systems – Cells
    • Characteristics of Living Things
    • Cell Theory
    • Compound Microscope
    • Biological Drawings
    • Parts of Plant and Animal Cells (organelles)
    • Cell Membrane
    • Diffusion and Osmosis
    • Endo/Exo/Phagocytosis
    • Classifying Organisms
    • Uni/Multicellular Organisms

Culminating: Cell Analogy Project / cell superhero/cell comic

  1. Understanding Structures and Mechanisms – Systems in Action
    • System Components
    • Inputs and Outputs
    • Simple Machines
    • Forces
    • Work
    • Mechanical Advantage
    • Mechanical Efficiency


Term 2: February - June

  1. Understanding Matter and Energy – Fluids
    • Characteristics of Fluids
    • Flow Rate and Viscosity
    • Controlling Fluid Flow
    • Weight, Mass and Volume
    • Density and Buoyancy
    • Pneumatics and Valves
    • Pressure, Volume and Temperature


  1. Earth and Space Systems – Water Systems
    • What is water?
    • Water Cycle
    • Water Filtration – Natural
    • Waste Water Treatment
    • Contaminants
    • Watershed
    • Water Issues and Society
    • Water footprint
    • Climate Change


Cells Unit.pptx