Eighth Grade

Automation and Robotics


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics. They learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. Students use a robust robotics platform to design, build, and program a solution to solve an existing problem

     

English Language Arts


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Produce clear and coherent writing through the process of drafting, revising, and editing
  • Produce writing pieces for multiple purposes and audiences
  • Produce clear and coherent writing using the writing process in which the development, organization, and style are relevant to task, purpose, and audience
  • Identify and analyze credible sources
  • Read literature and/or informational text to determine the author's purpose and analyze the central idea or theme over the course of the text
  • Determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text
  • Analyze how figurative language and literary devices contribute to the meaning of a text
  • Actively participate in collaborative discussions and/or presentations

Math


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Write and solve equations and inequalities
  • Understand slope and its applications to linear equations
  • Represent linear relationships in multiple formats (e.g. verbal descriptions, tables, graphs, equations, written forms, etc.)
  • Understand systems of equations and apply them in various contexts

Science


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Use maps and imagery to interpret earth and space concepts.
  • When measuring, identify and apply scale and units
  • Apply a systematic and logical approach to problem solving.
  • Use models to interpret and evaluate earth and space phenomena
  • Organize, analyze, arrange, and interpret data into an appropriate visual representations
  • Apply mathematical concepts to scientific principles
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Use evidence to support how human activities impacted earth systems over time

Social Studies


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Define and identify effects of globalization
  • Demonstrate comprehensive map reading skills using physical, political, and thematic maps
  • Describe and explain how physical and environmental features affect human populations and cultural characteristics
  • Demonstrate effective research skills through writing or a social studies focused topic for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Identify characteristics of different government systems and analyze relationships between individuals, government, and society
  • Analyze the causes and effects of conflicts

Library Media


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Apply reading skills to meet individual needs
  • Select and use appropriate technology for educational and personal goals
  • Analyze information in electronic and print media
  • Use a variety of productivity tools to communicate
  • Follow a systematic research process
  • Recognize ethical practice in a global society