Ms. Carlie Ruhlman
8th Grade Integrated Science

In 8th grade, we will be discovering a variety of topics.  Your children will learn about Genetics and cells and DNA mutations.  They will learn how these mutations will manifest in an individual and may be spread through a population in Adaptations via Survival of the Fittest.  From there, we will backtrack over a small Physics unit (as physics used to be taught in 8th grade, but was switched to 7th grade over the summer, this unit needs to be covered for 8th graders this year).  From physics, we will head into Chemistry and learn what atoms are, how they bond, and what those bonds mean for chemical reactions.  After that, we will finish the year by looking at how science and scientific language is used to spread false "facts," and how to be on the look out for this misinformation.