Course: Science 8


Print or Online



Grade 7


The curriculum for Science 8 to 10 is grouped under four general topics.

Processes of Science include skill such as observing, classifying, predicting, inferring, and hypothesizing. Scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and decision making are also part of that foundation. These will mostly be developed as part of work related to the other curriculum organizers (e.g., understanding how microscopes work and learning how to use them will occur in relation to the study of optics and the study of life science topics such as cells and micro-organisms).

In this course, Life Sciences embraces a range of biology topics, moving from the microscopic level (the study of cells and cellular processes) to the macroscopic level (how cells relate to tissues, organs and organ systems in organisms).

Physical Science at the Grade 8 level incorporates a series of topics that give students a foundation for understanding Physics (via a focus on optics and fluids and Chemistry (via a focus on atoms and the Kinetic Molecular Theory).

Earth and Space Science is a complement to the study of topics in other areas of science (especially Physical Science). In this course, the focus is on the earth’s water systems.

Course Topics/Modules

Life Science: Cells and Systems


Physical Science: Optics


Physical Science: Fluids and Dynamics


Earth Science: Water Systems on Earth



One Assignment/Chapter (3.5% each)

One Quiz/Chapter (1% each)

Mid-term Exam (20)

Cumulative Final Exam (26%)



All materials are online.


$100 refundable

Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person. 




Prescribed Learning Outcomes

The Ministry-prescribed full curriculum for this course can be found here:



Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher.


Completion Date

Go to our school website and click on Students and then the Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.