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Northstar Academy

A fully accredited private online
Christian school for grades 4-12

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  • Name:

    Science 8 (SC8)

  • Department:

    Grade 8

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Science 7 (SC7)

Science 8


This course is designed to be a systematic introduction to Earth Science. The course covers topics such as the Earth’s minerals, energy, ecosystems, oceans, and the solar system. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments, interactive activities, and choice assignments for students to enjoy.


Welcome to Science 8! This course is sure to grab your attention as we discover more about the amazing Earth the Lord blessed us with. The course covers such topics as Earth’s Minerals and Rocks, Energy, Plate Tectonics, Earth’s History, Human Impact on Earth, Climate and Astronomy. To accommodate multiple learning styles, a variety of activities are provided, including opportunities for students to do hands on activities and experiments. The course is designed to engage student interest along with activating critical thinking skills on how we can all help to improve our Earth!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I think the class was very straightforward, organized, and easy to keep up with.


Very organised and very easy to follow.


It [textbook] was very easily navigated and useful.