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ILC 8th Grade Science - Full Year

Grade Level
Course Format
Full Year
Course Description

The ILC 8th Grade Science - Full Yea materials are designed as a full-year course. Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be available separately for download. The course materials utilize content from OpenSciEd. The goal of this course is to support students’ growth toward being scientifically literate citizens, utilizing relevant phenomena as the anchor to develop key skills and content knowledge. The course covers a broad range of topics in the following units: Contact Forces, Sound, and Weather, Natural Hazards, Earth Systems, & Natural Selection.

These instructional materials are available to assist educators in implementing Iowa’s Academic Standards. Curriculum leaders and teachers should review these instructional materials to ensure full implementation of Iowa’s Academic Standards in the local curriculum. Each module identifies standards that are addressed and assessed, and this course creates a year-long curriculum when ILC 8th Grade Science - 1st Semester and ILC 8th Grade Science - 2nd Semester are combined.


Source Name

OpenSciEd. (n.d.). Grade 8 Units.

Lead developer
Cathy Stierman and Patrick Donovan
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