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Year 8

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HUMAN BODY

The human body is an amazing machine. In the few minutes it takes this professional swimmer to swim a lap, processes take place inside her body that allow her to propel her body through the water with maximum speed and power. In this chapter you will learn about the systems that keep you alive and some of the things you can do to keep these working at peak capacity.

 

ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS

There are millions of different substances in the world. Some, like water, occur naturally. Others, like paper and plastic, are made in factories. Some substances, like sugar and blood, are made by living things. All substances one have important thing in common; they are all made of the tiny building blocks of matter that we call atoms.

Focus outcomes: SC4-1VA, SC4-9WS, SC4-14LW, SC4-15LW

Focus outcomes: SC4-1VA, SC4-5WS, SC4-7WS, SC4-17CW

 

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ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS

There are millions of different substances in the world. Some, like water, occur naturally. Others, like paper and plastic, are made in factories. Some substances, like sugar and blood, are made by living things. All substances one have important thing in common; they are all made of the tiny building blocks of matter that we call atoms.

ECOLOGY AND WATER CYCLE

Rainforests are not just pleasant places to visit; they are significant from an ecological perspective. Ecology is the study of the interactions between living things and their environment and between different species of living things. Rainforests are important because they contain many species of living things that are not found anywhere else. If we do not look after our forests, some of these species may become extinct.

Another important role of forests is to produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Animals, including humans, need the oxygen that plants produce to survive. Is it any wonder that people are so passionate about forests?

Focus outcomes: SC4-1VA, SC4-5WS, SC4-7WS, SC4-17CW

Focus outcomes: SC4-2VA, SC4-9WS, SC4-13ES, SC4-15LW

 

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ECOLOGY AND WATER CYCLE

Rainforests are not just pleasant places to visit; they are significant from an ecological perspective. Ecology is the study of the interactions between living things and their environment and between different species of living things. Rainforests are important because they contain many species of living things that are not found anywhere else. If we do not look after our forests, some of these species may become extinct.

Another important role of forests is to produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Animals, including humans, need the oxygen that plants produce to survive. Is it any wonder that people are so passionate about forests?

SCIENTIFIC SKILLS

At some stage we have all asked questions about what's going on around us. Some things that happen might be very puzzling, but can be explained, such as why green balloons can be blown bigger than red balloons Others, such as why dead cockroaches are always on their backs, remain a mystery. How do you find answers to such questions? You need to think, research, and plan before you undertake actual experimental testing.

Focus outcomes: SC4-2VA, SC4-9WS, SC4-13ES, SC4-15LW

Focus outcomes: SC4-2VA, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS, SC4-7WS,SC4-8WS

 

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ASTRONOMY

Our understanding of the solar system continues to deepen with each new discovery. In the quest to determine whether Mars could ever have supported life, NASA successfully landed the rover named Curiosity on the surface of Mars in 2012. The rover has since discovered what appears to be an ancient stream bed, suggesting that water once flowed in large volumes across the Martian surface. This chapter will take you on a journey through the solar system and explain important phenomena such as the seasons and the day/night cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

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ASTRONOMY

Our understanding of the solar system continues to deepen with each new discovery. In the quest to determine whether Mars could ever have supported life, NASA successfully landed the rover named Curiosity on the surface of Mars in 2012. The rover has since discovered what appears to be an ancient stream bed, suggesting that water once flowed in large volumes across the Martian surface. This chapter will take you on a journey through the solar system and explain important phenomena such as the seasons and the day/night cycle.

 

Focus outcomes: SC4-3VA, SC4-7WS, SC4-12ES

 

Focus outcomes: SC4-3VA, SC4-7WS, SC4-12ES

 

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