General Science 8, Semester A

0.5 Unit
Grades: 8

This is the first semester of a full-year, eighth-grade course that exposes students to a thorough study of specific topics within the life, earth and physical sciences. The first unit focuses on traditional concepts in chemistry and physics, and encourages a world view of the fields of science. The course includes an overview of scientific principles and procedures, and leads students toward a clearer understanding of the world around them as tehy study topics such as motion and forces, waves, geology, energy, the physical environment and the effect of human activity. As students refine and expand their understanding of science, they will apply their knowledge in experiments that require them to ask questions and create hypotheses. Throughout the course, students solve problems, reason abstractly, and learn to think critically. The larger themes are also applied to real-world topics while students complete hands on laboratory experiments that include both a virtual lab and a wet lab option.



Instructor Embedded Cost: $275

Content Only Cost: $70

The following information applies only to instructor embedded courses.

Oklahoma Subject Code: 2254

Course Provider Contact: Kate Baxter | | 480-772-9717

How To Purchase This Course

Districts wishing to purchase this course should contact the course provider directly (see contact information above) and reference the contract in the "attachments" portion of the page linked here. If you are purchasing an Instructor Embedded course, please note that online instructors need not be certified in the state of Oklahoma. They must be certified to teach the content in at least one state or teach the subject at a college or university. To enroll a student in the course, you will need to obtain from the course provider (a) the instructor’s name; (b) the state through which the instructor is certified, and (c) the instructor’s certification number. If the instructor is employed to teach the subject at a college or university, you will need to obtain that institution’s iPEDS number. This information will be recorded in the SIS when you enroll a student in the course. When enrolling a student in a Content Only course, you must indicate in the SIS the name of the person monitoring the course.