SCIENCE GRADE 8

Our Science Grade 8 can be customized as per the curriculum taken by the student in school. Whether it is American, British, CBSE or local curriculum, we are here to help you. Our faculty is equipped with the knowledge and skills to help your kids achieve high grades.

SAMPLE TOPICS for Science Grade 8

Scientific method Genes to traits
A.1 Identify steps of the scientific method Q.1 Inherited and acquired traits: use evidence to support a statement
Designing experiments Q.2 Genetics vocabulary: genotype and phenotype
B.1 Identify control and experimental groups Q.3 Genetics vocabulary: dominant and recessive
B.2 Identify independent and dependent variables Q.4 Genetic variation in sexual reproduction
B.3 Identify the experimental question Q.5 Complete and interpret Punnett squares
B.4 Identify questions that can be investigated with a set of materials Q.6 Use Punnett squares to calculate ratios of offspring types
B.5 Understand an experimental protocol about plant growth Q.7 Use Punnett squares to calculate probabilities of offspring types
B.6 Understand an experimental protocol about diffusion Q.8 Genes, proteins, and traits: understanding the genetic code
B.7 Understand an experimental protocol about evaporation Q.9 Describe the effects of gene mutations on organisms
Engineering practices Q.10 How do genes and the environment affect plant growth?
C.1 Identify parts of the engineering-design process Adaptations and natural selection
C.2 Evaluate tests of engineering-design solutions R.1 How can animal behaviors affect reproductive success? Identify evidence to support a claim
C.3 Use data from tests to compare engineering-design solutions R.2 Introduction to natural selection
C.4 Explore the engineering-design process: going to the Moon! R.3 Calculate the percentages of traits in a population
Density R.4 Calculate the averages of traits in a population
D.1 Calculate density, mass, and volume R.5 Construct explanations of natural selection
Atoms and molecules Fossils
E.1 What are atoms and chemical elements? S.1 Compare ages of fossils in a rock sequence
E.2 How are substances represented by chemical formulas and models? Plant reproduction
E.3 Identify chemical formulas for ball-and-stick models T.1 Angiosperm and conifer life cycles
E.4 Describe the atomic composition of molecules T.2 Moss and fern life cycles
E.5 Classify elementary substances and compounds using chemical formulas Photosynthesis
E.6 Classify elementary substances and compounds using models U.1 How do plants use and change energy?
Chemical reactions U.2 Identify the photosynthetic organism
F.1 Identify reactants and products Ecosystems
F.2 Count atoms and molecules in chemical reactions V.1 Describe populations, communities, and ecosystems
F.3 Calculate amounts of reactants or products in chemical reactions V.2 Identify ecosystems
F.4 Describe energy changes in chemical reactions V.3 Describe ecosystems
F.5 Compare physical and chemical changes Ecological interactions
F.6 Explore chemical structure and properties: soapmaking W.1 How does matter move in food chains?
F.7 Explore chemical structure and properties: food flavors W.2 Interpret food webs I
Velocity, acceleration, and forces W.3 Interpret food webs II
G.1 Calculate velocity from time and distance W.4 Classify symbiotic relationships
G.2 Calculate distance from velocity and time W.5 Investigate primary succession on a volcanic island
G.3 Calculate time from velocity and distance Conservation
G.4 Calculate velocity, distance, and time I X.1 Coral reef biodiversity and human uses: explore a problem
G.5 Calculate velocity, distance, and time II X.2 Coral reef biodiversity and human uses: evaluate solutions
G.6 Identify whether objects are accelerating Natural resources and human impacts
G.7 How does mass affect force and acceleration? Y.1 Evaluate claims about natural resource use: groundwater
G.8 Predict forces using Newton’s third law Y.2 Evaluate claims about natural resource use: fossil fuels
G.9 Balanced and unbalanced forces Rocks and minerals
Kinetic and potential energy Z.1 Identify rocks and minerals
H.1 Identify changes in gravitational potential energy Z.2 Label parts of rock cycle diagrams
H.2 Use tables and graphs to identify patterns about kinetic energy Z.3 Select parts of rock cycle diagrams
H.3 Explore energy transformations: roller coaster ride Plate tectonics
H.4 Explore energy transformations: bike ride AA.1 Label Earth layers
Thermal energy AA.2 Label Earth features at tectonic plate boundaries
I.1 Predict heat flow and temperature changes AA.3 Describe tectonic plate boundaries around the world
I.2 Compare thermal energy transfers Topographic maps
Particle motion and energy BB.1 Select parts of a topographic map
J.1 How does particle motion affect temperature? Water cycle
J.2 Particle motion and changes of state CC.1 Label parts of water cycle diagrams
J.3 How does particle motion affect gas pressure? CC.2 Select parts of water cycle diagrams
J.4 Identify how particle motion affects temperature and pressure Weather and climate
Waves DD.1 Use data to describe climates
K.1 Compare amplitudes, wavelengths, and frequencies of waves DD.2 Explore air masses
K.2 Compare energy of waves DD.3 Identify and compare air masses
Solutions DD.4 How do air masses form?
L.1 Compare concentrations of solutions Climate change
L.2 Diffusion across membranes EE.1 The carbon cycle
Classification and scientific names EE.2 The greenhouse effect
M.1 Identify common and scientific names EE.3 Use data to explain climate change
M.2 Origins of scientific names Natural hazards
M.3 Use scientific names to classify organisms FF.1 Analyze natural hazard maps
Biochemistry Astronomy
N.1 Structure and function: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids GG.1 Analyze models of the Earth-Sun-Moon system
N.2 Understanding the chemistry of cellular respiration GG.2 Identify phases of the Moon
Cells GG.3 What causes the seasons on Earth?
O.1 Understanding cells GG.4 Analyze data to compare properties of planets
O.2 Identify functions of plant cell parts Units and measurement
O.3 Identify functions of animal cell parts HH.1 Choose customary units of distance, mass, and volume
O.4 Plant cell diagrams: label parts HH.2 Choose metric units of distance, mass, and volume
O.5 Animal cell diagrams: label parts HH.3 Estimate temperatures
O.6 Compare cells and cell parts HH.4 Abbreviate length, speed, and acceleration units
Anatomy and physiology HH.5 Abbreviate temperature, mass, and volume units
P.1 Organization in the human body: the heart and the circulatory system HH.6 Abbreviate force, energy, and electricity units
P.2 Science literacy: how does the nervous system produce phantom pain?