Physical Science              

 High Physical Science/ 8th Grade 

1st  Nine Weeks  

Nature of Science, Lab Safety, Standards of Measurement and Science Process Skills

Topic

Time

Lab Safety

·         Protection equipment in the Lab with its function

·         Equipment, storage, and disposal

·         Procedure to follow in case of Incident

Aug 14- Aug 30

Test 23

Temperature Scales & other units of measurements

  • Fahrenheit
  • Celsius
  • Kelvin

Metric Conversions

Graphing

  • Types of Graphs

Line

      Multi-Line

      Bar

      Pie

  • Types of Slopes
  • Interpreting Distance-Time Graphs

Variables

  • Dependent
  • Independent

Process of Science:

  •  Discuss the processes of the scientific method.
  • Distinguish between observations and inferences.
  • Identify the control group in an experiment.
  • Correctly write a hypothesis.
  • Correctly design an experiment.
  • Predict trends from data.
  • Correctly write lab conclusions.
  • Define theory

Unit 1 chap2  Motion

Topic

Time

  • Speed
  • Velocity
  • Momentum
  • Acceleration

Sep 5- 18

Test Sep 18

chap 3 Forces & Newton’s Laws

Topic

Time

Force

  • Balanced
  • Unbalanced

Friction

Newton’s Laws of Motion

  • Law of Inertia (First Law)
  • Law of Acceleration (Second Law)
  • Gravity
  • Law of Action and Reaction (Third Law)

Application of Newton’s Laws of Motion

 

Sep 19- 26

Test Sep 26

Unit 2 Chap 4  Work and Energy          

Topic

Time

Work

Power

Simple Machines

  • Classes

Mechanical Advantage

Work Input

Work Output

Efficiency

Compound Machines

Forms of Energy

  • Kinetic Energy
  • Potential Energy

Theory of Relativity

Sep  27- Oct4

Test Oct 4

Chap 5 Energy Transformations

Topic

Time

Temperature Scales

  • Fahrenheit
  • Celsius
  • Kelvin

Oct 5-12

Nine weeks Exam Oct 13, 2017

Energy

  • Potential Energy
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Theory of Relativity
  • Thermal Energy

Phase Change

  • Melting Point
  • Boiling Point
  • Condensation Point
  • Freezing Point

Energy Exchange

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation

Heat Transfer

  • Conductor
  • Insulator

Systems

  • Heating
  • Cooling