Alberta Grade 8 Science Curriculum


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The lessons and experiments in this book fall under 5 main topics that relate to the Alberta curriculum for Grade 8 Science.

In each lesson, you will find teacher notes designed to provide guidance with the learning intentions, the success criteria, materials needed and a lesson outline. As well, the notes will provide some insights on what results to expect when the experiments are conducted.

Suggestions for differentiation or accommodation are also included so that all students can be successful in the learning environment. 

Unit A: Mix and Flow of Matter

  • Key Concepts
  • Fluids in Technology and Devices
  • Pure Substances, Mixtures, and Solutions
  • Properties of Fluids - Density and Buoyancy
  • Properties of Fluids - Viscosity and Pressure
  • Technologies That Use Fluid Properties
Unit B: Cells and Systems
  • Key Concepts
  • The Science of Living Things
  • The Role of Cells in Living Things
  • Healthy Functions and Body Reactions to Stimuli.
  • Innovations in Understanding the Body and Medicine
Unit C: Light and Optical Systems
  • Key Concepts
  • The Nature of Light and Vision
  • The Transmission of Light and the Geometric Ray Model
  • Using Science to Form Images
Unit D: Mechanical Systems
  • Key Concepts
  • Improvements Over Time - Simple Machines and Mechanical Devices
  • Structures and Functions of Machines
  • How Mechanical Systems Transmit Force and Energy
  • Mechanical Systems - Fluids and Hydraulics
  • Science, Society, and the Environment: Living with Mechanical Devices
Unit E: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
  • Key Concepts
  • Characteristics and Significance of Water in Environments.
  • Linking Landforms, Water, and Climate
  • Waves, Ocean Currents, Glaciers, and Regional Climates
  • Marine and Freshwater Environments
  • Aquatic Systems - The Human Impact
  • Aquatic Systems - The Role of Science and Technology

The lessons are designed to involve tactile participation and knowledge application while providing opportunities to connect ideas between topics and school subjects.

279 pgs.

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