Science 8

Course ID
7th - 8th Grade
Cyndi Zoolkoski
Spring 2020

Students are required to take Earth Science their eighth-grade year. Earth Science is one of the three main branches of science. The main goals of this course are to provide students with a basic knowledge of Earth and space, the tools that are used to study our universe and the processes that affect life on Earth.

  • Pre-Unit-Methods of Science (Nature of Science-NOS)
  • Unit 1 – Exploring Earth Chapters 2, 3, 4
  • Unit 2 – Geologic Changes Chapter 9
  • Unit 3 – Weather and Climate Chapter 13
  • Unit 5 – Exploring the Universe Chapters 19, 20
TimePlaceRoomDate RangeInstructor
TBD – TBDOnlineVirtualJanuary – JuneCyndi Zoolkoski
Duration of Classes: This class is taught at the 8th-grade level for 85 minutes each A or B day for the entire school year (2 semesters).
Text Used: Earth Science by McGraw-Hill
By the end of this course students should have an understanding of earth science and its limits. They should understand how processes on earth and in space affect life on Earth, the instruments used to study the universe and what future goals of study are.