A Science 8 textbook covers information such as cells and systems, properties of fluids, water systems on Earth, and sources and properties of light. Science 8 textbooks also cover technological aspects of science, safety hazards in lab settings, pure substances and mixtures, and types of solutes and solvents.
Information in a Science 8 textbook explores concentration and solubility that prompts students to compare solutions and concentrations, and to determine differences between saturated and unsaturated solutions. Science 8 textbooks provide an overview of how technology has transformed testing and research, and how science and technology work together to solve problems.
The first unit of a Science 8 textbook commonly explores human body systems and cells. Students are then prompted to assess and evaluate properties and uses of fluids, and the correlation between fluids and living things. Units on water systems on Earth explore water cycles and water features, as well as sources and functions related to scientific research.
Units on optics prompt students to identify sources and properties of light while experimenting with mirrors and lenses to make hypotheses about light and vision. Cells are explored by examining microscopic images from digital, optical and scanning electron microscope sources so that students can learn about tissues, organelles and cells.