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Grade 8 - Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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8th Grade Science Georgia Standards of Excellence

*New 8th Grade Science Self-Evaluation Checklist​: Consider using this resource to support students progressing towards standard mastery. 

GSE Clarifications​

*New: Science Instructional Resources

​​​​​​GaConnects is a new one-stop-shop site for Georgia educators built to provide quick access to GaDOE educational resources, Georgia Standards, data dashboards, professional learning, and GaDOE applications. GaDOE SuitCASE and GaDOE Inspire are two featured applications to support classroom Instruction. Click on “GaConnects Preview" in the SLDS for access, or go to Inspire (​.

​Instructional Resources

8th Grade Science Curriculum Map

Eighth Grade Pacing Guides

1. Interactions of Energy and Matter
2. Structure and Properties of Matter
3. Waves
4. Forces
5. Motion

Eighth Grade Instructional Segments

1. Interactions of Energy and Matter

2. Structure and Properties of Matter
Part One: Dinner is Ready
Part Two: You Are What You Eat
Part Three: Periodic Table

3. Waves
Part One: Electromagnetic Waves
Part Two: Sound Waves

4. Forces

5. Motion
Part One: Runaway Truck Ramps
Part Two: Vehicular Motion

  Distance Learning

These plans were specifically designed for use during these uncertain times as support for school districts, administrators, teachers, and parents who are working tirelessly to provide students with quality content in a remote format. The plans include both "plugged and unplugged" activities.

8th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Structure and Properties of Matter

8th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Energy Conversion and Transformation

8th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Waves


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Professional Learning

Visit the GaDOE science website  for professional learning opportunities, resources, and other information.

GaDOE has launched a new platform to provide the opportunity for science teachers, leaders and GaDOE staff to share thoughts and resources. Meet the wonderful virtual specialists from around the state that we are working with to lead groups. To get started, visit the GaDOE community website, select Create an Account and follow the prompts. Navigate to the Groups section and join the groups you are most interested in. We look forward to connecting!​

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