Science In Grade VIII
(Four 50-minute periods per week)
PACE: Physical and Chemical Explorations is a course designed to immerse all Grade VIII students in the process of scientific discovery about the stuff of which the physical world is made. It draws on many content areas, including physics, chemistry, and robotics. This discovery-based course challenges students to think deeply about the kinds of questions that can be answered through experimentation and design. For example: Which is a more effective way of cooling a hot liquid, stirring it or blowing on it? Can you use what you’ve learned about heating and cooling to design an effective cocoa cooler? Through hands-on inquiry, students expand their understanding of how matter, forces, and energy interact.