8th Grade Science
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for 8th grade science are the California standards required for 8th grade science will be covered in this course. These standards include Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices. Students will be prepared for high school level science course work by the end of the school year.
The topics being covered this year are: Forces and Energy, Waves and Fields, Evolution and Genetics, and Space Systems. Students will be required to maintain a notebook (spiral notebook - for science only), which will contain notes, class assignments, lab work and homework assignments. Your student should carry their science notebook to school each day they have science. Your student’s notebook is a good resource for labs, quizzes, and tests! Various projects will be assigned throughout the year.