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NJHS Eighth Grade Science Curriculum Timeline

2016-2017

PHYSICAL SCIENCE EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE


Forces Earths Interior
1st (8.PS.2) (8.ESS.1)
Grading Motion Earths Layers
Period Balanced & Unbalanced Forces Planet Formation
Net Force Diagrams Use of Seismic Waves
Friction Convection Currents
Newtons Laws of Motion
Gravity

EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE


Theory of Tectonic Plates Formation of Earths Surface Geologic History
2nd (8.ESS.2) (8.ESS.3) (8.ESS.4)
Grading
Plate Boundaries Constructive & Deconstructive Forces Geologic Time
Period Boundary Motion & Features of Earths Surface Relative Age
Resulting Events Topographic Maps Absolute Age

LIFE SCIENCE

3rd Diversity
(8.LS.1)
Reproduction
(8.LS.2)
Heredity
(8.LS.3)
Grading
Period Effects of Changes in Sexual Reproduction Traits, Genes & Alleles
Environment on Species Asexual Reproduction Mendelian Genetics
Fossil Record Laws of Inheritance
Diversity Monohybrid Crosses

PHYSICAL SCIENCE CULMINATION


Energy & Forces
4th (8.PS.3, 8.PS.1) Scientific Inquiry & Application
Grading Technology & Engineering Design
Potential Energy Careers in Science
Period Electric & Magnetic Fields
Electric Current