Curriculum & Grading

CURRICULUM

The 8th grade science curriculum will focus on developing an in-depth understanding of higher-level topics in physical science, life science and earth/space science (topics are listed below). In addition, there will be shorter units on lab safety, measurement and the scientific process. Lessons, activities and labs are Colorado Standards-based.


Physical Science
Energy 
Waves
Magnitude
Vectors 
Chemical Reactions
Chemical Bonding 
Chemical Equations 
 
Life Science   
Ecology Climate
Genetics Weather Systems
Photosynthesis Solar System
Classification
Environmental Science
 
Earth/Space Science 
Climate
Weather Systems
Solar System
 
 
GRADING

A+ 98%-100%     C+ 78%-79%

A 93%-97%     C 73%-77%

A- 90%-92%    C- 70%-72%

B+ 88%-89%    D+ 68%-69%

B 83%-87%     D 63%-67%

B- 80%-82%    D- 60%-62%