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Science 8

Physical Science 8

Eighth grade science is a standards and laboratory based program. Students should spend approximately forty percent (40%) of their class time on hands-on activities. Introductory principles of physical science and astronomy will be explored in detail, with some related topics from Earth and life sciences included. Constructivist methods of teaching are employed to ensure the best possible comprehension and retention or science concepts. Science activities will be based on the California Science Standards as delineated in the California Science Framework and will utilize the skills and techniques outlined in the Investigation and Experimentation Strand of the Content Standards.