8th Grade Physical Science Online

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$289.00 to $399.00
SKU: D2L_SCI08

The Physical Science program introduces students to many aspects of the physical world, focusing first on chemistry and then on physics. The course provides an overview of the physical world and gives students tools and concepts to think clearly about matter, atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, motion, force, momentum, work and machines, energy, waves, electricity, light, and other aspects of chemistry and physics. Among other subjects, students study the structure of atoms; the elements and the Periodic Table; chemical reactions; forces, including gravitational, motion, acceleration, and mass; and energy, including light, thermal, electricity, and magnetism.

SEMESTER 1

Module 1: Intro to Physical Science

  • Intro to Physical Science
  • Physical Systems
  • Measurement and the SI
  • Making a Kilodollar
  • Model Problems
  • Scientific Methods
  • Experimental Design
  • Scientific Sources
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Reporting Conclusions
  • Create a Display

Module 2: Matter

  • Matter
  • Atoms
  • A Model of an Atom
  • Atomic and Mass Numbers
  • Labeling an Atom
  • Periodic Table and Elements
  • Design of the Periodic Table
  • Boiling and Melting Points
  • Molecules
  • Molecules for Good Health
  • Properties of Matter
  • States of Matter
  • Physical and Chemical Changes

Module 3: Chemistry

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Chemical Formulas
  • Rates of Chemical Reactions
  • Chemical Equations
  • A Balancing Act
  • Solutions
  • Substances
  • Acids and Bases

Module 4: Motion and Newton’s Laws

  • Motion and Newton's Laws
  • Motion
  • Calculating Speed
  • Speed and Velocity
  • Measuring Speed and Velocity
  • Changing Velocity Math
  • Newton's Second Law of Motion
  • Acceleration
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  • Newton's Math

Module 5: Force and Momentum

  • Motion and Newton's Laws
  • Force
  • Gravitational Force
  • Friction
  • Free Body Diagrams
  • Buoyant Forces
  • Spring Force
  • Momentum
  • Momentum and Newton’s Laws
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Momentum and Collision Math
  • Portfolio

Module 6: Lab Appendix

  • Lab: Measured Steps
  • Lab: Density
  • Lab: Testing and Producing Gases
  • Lab: Separating Ingredients
  • Lab: Precious Cargo

SEMESTER 2

Module 7: Work and Machines

  • Work and Machines
  • Work and Power Math
  • Simple Machines
  • Compound Machines
  • Work and Changes in Energy
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Potential Energy
  • KE and PE Math
  • Mechanical Energy Conservation
  • Conservation of Energy Math

Module 8: Energy

  • Energy
  • Thermal Energy
  • Temperature and Heat
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Steam and Engines
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Solar and Wind Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Plants and Photosynthesis
  • Chemical Energy in Food
  • The Body and Its Energy

Module 9: Mechanical Waves

  • Mechanical Waves
  • Search for Mechanical Waves
  • Transverse and Longitudinal
  • Waves Math
  • Seismic Waves
  • Interference and Diffraction
  • How Your Ear Works
  • Natural Frequency and Resonance
  • Sound Waves Math
  • What Is Frequency?
  • Ultrasound and Infrasound
  • Doppler Effect
  • Supersonic and Sonic Booms

Module 10: Light

  • Light
  • Electromagnetic Waves and Fields
  • Interference of Light
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Radio and Microwaves
  • Infrared
  • X-rays and UV and Gamma Rays
  • Index of Refraction
  • How Light Moves
  • Convex and Concave Mirrors
  • Lenses
  • Your Eye

Module 11: Electricity and Magnetism

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electric Charge
  • Electric Currents
  • Electric Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Electricity and Magnets
  • Motors and Generators
  • The World’s Energy
  • Portfolio

Module 12: Lab Appendix

  • Lab: The Pendulum
  • Lab: Heat Flow
  • Lab: Path of Light
  • Lab: Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Lab: Motoring On!


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