8th Grade Science


"Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think."   Jacob Bronowski

Physical Science studies the fundamentals of physics and chemistry. You will explore the amazing universe we live in, including motion, energy, the nature of matter and atoms, how chemicals mix and react, and the forces that hold the universe together.

Among other subjects, you will also learn about:

  • Structure of atoms

  • Elements and the Periodic Table

  • Chemical reactions and  interactions

  • Forces, including gravitational, motion, acceleration, and mass

  • Energy, including light, thermal, electricity, and magnetism

The units you will be studying this year 

Chemical Interactions


Electromagnetic Force

Gravity and Kinetic Energy


Bring your enthusiasm, your inquisitive nature, your persistence to class.  Together we can truly discover what makes things work.






"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction." Rachel Carson