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at montini middle school

8th Grade Science


We believe that science should be a hands-on learning experience for students.  Students will participate in at least 3 lab days a week.  The first two quarters we focus on an introduction to chemistry.  Third and fourth quarter will be an introduction to physics and space.


We will be covering the following NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)

in 8th grade Science & Engineering:

  • Matter MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-2, MS-PS1-3, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS1-5, MS-PS1-6
  • Motion & Stability MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-4, MS-PS2-5
  • Energy MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-3, MS-PS3-4, MS-PS3-5
  • Waves MS-PS4-1, MS-PS4-2, MS-PS4-3
  • Earth's Place in the Universe MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3
  • Engineering Design MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4


8th Grade Science Major Concepts

     *Solar Eclipse!

  1. Science Safety
  2. Measurement & Metric Review
  3. Chemical & Physical Properties & Changes
  4. Chemical Reactions
  5. Conservation of Matter
  6. History of the Atomic Model
  7. Atoms, Ions, & Isotopes
  8. 4 Types of Chemical Reactions
  9. Exothermic & Endothermic Reactions
  10. Balancing Equations
  11. Ionic, Covalent, & Metallic Bonding
  12. Acids & Bases
  13. Motion (Speed, Velocity, & Acceleration)
  14. Work & Energy
  15. Simple Machines
  16. Newton's Laws & Gravity
  17. Sound, Light, & Waves
  18. Space