Here is a list of the main scientific concepts students learn in eighth grade! These science concepts are organized into categories. To start, just click on any link. You can do these in any order at any pace that's right for you.
AstronomyThis section teaches the big ideas behind Newton and Einstein’s ground-breaking work. Students will discover how to design and build reflector and refractor telescopes, investigate how gravity curves spacetime, identify meteorites, detect black holes, play with the electromagnetic spectrum, and uncover the mysterious forces that shape the incredible universe we call home.
Chemistry Students perform advanced experiments with ammonia, learn how to burn sulfur, ignite colored fires, decompose hydrogen peroxide, detonate bubbles, unlock energy stored in chemical bonds, supercool solutions, calculate the energy of a single peanut, turn copper into silver and gold, and so much more. (Using Apologia? Click here.)
Physics of Forces, Motion & Energy Continue the adventure in physics under Newton’s work on the three laws of motion. Students get a crash-course in projectile motion as they build g-force accelerometers, float hovercraft on both land and water, build a rocket car, and measure the Earth’s magnetic pulse. (Families using Apologia click here.)