Comprehensive Science 3 (8th Grade)

Course Syllabus

Comprehensive Science 3 Syllabus


Comprehensive Science 3 Topics at a Glance

1st Nine- Weeks

  • Matter and the Practice of Science <--- Current Topic
  • Properties of Matter 
  • Changes in Matter
  • Atoms
  • Elements and the Periodic Table

2nd /Nine-Weeks

  • Combining Atoms  
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration  
  • Cycles of Matter
  • Objects in the Universe

3rd Nine Weeks

  • Stars and the Sun <---- Current Topic
  • Objects in our Solar System
  • The Sun, Earth, and Moon System 

4th Nine Weeks

  • Testing Review

Remediation Topics (throughout the year)

  • Landforms and Changes to the Geosphere
  • Transformation between Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • Motion of Objects
  • Types of Forces
  • Law of Universal Gravitation
  • Forces and Motion
  • Structure and Function of Living Things 
  • Cell Structure and Organelles
  • Classification of Living Things
  • Human Body Systems
  • Pathogens Comparison
  • Heat and the Practice of Science
  • Heat Energy
  • Conservation of Energy and /Energy Transformations
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Properties of Waves
  • Layers of Earth
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Rock Cycle and Processes that Shape Earth’s Surface
  • Age of Earth/ Geological Time
  • Evidence of Species Change
  • Natural Selection
  • Relationships in Ecosystems
  • Human Impact on Earth
  • DNA, Chromosomes, and Heredity
  • Genetic Traits and Heredity
  • Biotechnology
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction 
  • Substance Abuse - Personal Health Relationships