Syllabus

 
Science A (8th Grade)
MS
NGSS
Blackboard
53238
(53) Life and Physical Sciences
(238) Science (grade 8)
(G) General or Regular
7th Grade Science
This is the first course in a two-course sequence. The course introduces new information and reviews some basics of science to prepare students for high school science coursework.  During this course students will learn through real world examples and applications. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the nature of science, Earth and space, and properties of matter and energy.

The Nature of Science

Earth and Space Science

Properties of Matter

Changes in Matter

Matter and Energy

Energy flow in the living world

None
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Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.
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Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.
No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.
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