8th Grade Science Curriculum & Lesson Plans
Time4Learning believes that science should be a never-ending process of discovery, interpretation, and evaluation. Our 8th grade science curriculum encourages independent learning by using the power of multimedia learning to keep students motivated and excited about scientific inquiry. Comprehensive, standards-based content also prepares 8th graders for the rigors of high school science courses.
The following information will provide you with advice on teaching 8th grade science, what to look for in an eighth grade science curriculum, and how Time4Learning can help you reach your 8th grade science goals.
What Do You Teach in Grade 8 Science?
There is not a designated course of study for 8th grade science, so homeschool families have a lot of flexibility with what to focus on. Time4Learning offers three primary science courses at the middle school level:
Learn more details about what 8th graders learn in science by using the individual course links above.
8th Grade Science Objectives
An effective 8th grade homeschool science curriculum should pave the way for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses at the high school level.
By the end of the year, 8th graders should be able to:
- Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation
- Use technology as a tool to gather data and information
- Analyze and interpret data
- Think critically and logically to connect evidence and explanations
- Use scientific practices during laboratory exercises
Why Choose Time4Learning 8th Grade Science Homeschool Curriculum?
Our 8th-grade online science curriculum can be used as a main homeschool program or to supplement other curricula or school. Time4Learning’s adaptable program allows students to work across grade levels. For example, if your student is “at-level” in language arts but ahead in science, they could use the eighth-grade language arts curriculum and the suggested 9th-grade science curriculum.
If your eighth grader is struggling to prepare for high school math, Time4Learning’s curriculum can be used as a supplement to get back on track. You can use our eighth-grade math lesson plans to locate specific topics that your student needs to review. Additionally, our automated grading and recordkeeping system saves you time and helps you easily keep track of your child’s progress.