Science by the Grade: Grade 8
This series is designed to give a little extra help in elementary and junior high science. It can be used to introduce a topic, review a topic, or for extra practice in areas that are a problem. It can also be used for assigning questions and activities in the different topic areas. The books for every grade level are based on state and national standards and can be of help when preparing for the science section on standardized tests.
Each book is divided into 3 sections: physical science, life science, and earth & space science. An assessment test is included at the beginning of the book which your student should take before starting. This will help determine knowledge of content and where extra practice might be needed. Each book ends with ideas for science fair projects, a glossary of key terms, and an answer key.
Each lesson follows the same format. A list of key terms is given at the beginning of the lesson and then background information on the concept is presented in several small sections. A review exercise is given as multiple-choice questions in standardized test format. Specific activities, experiments, and puzzles add to the fun of learning the concept. There is a reading comprehension activity in which the student reads a passage and answers related questions. Student pages are reproducible for family or classroom use. A few extra pages of practice can sometimes make the difference in learning success. ~ Donna
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