Comprehensive Science 3-Grade 8

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 7

Requirements

None

Course Summary

Middle School Comprehensive Science 3 is the third in a series of three consecutive middle school science classes. It builds on concepts introduced in the first and second courses of the series, including the disciplines of life science, physical science, and earth-space science. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Students learn about properties of matter, physical and chemical changes, atoms and the periodic table of elements, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, the universe, and the solar system. Hands-on and virtual laboratory investigations are included throughout the course to provide students opportunities for exploration.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

    Semester 1

  • Matter
  • Changes in Matter
  • Elements and compounds

    Semester 2

  • Cycles and Conservation
  • The Universe
  • Our Solar System
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