Grade 8 Science

The following are the units covered in the Ontario curriculum:



  • analyse how the properties of fluids are used in various technologies, and assess the impact of these technologies on society and the environment
  • investigate the properties of fluids
  • demonstrate an understanding of the properties and uses of fluids

Systems in Action

  • assess the personal, social, and/or environmental impacts of a system, and evaluate improvements to a system and/or alternative ways of meeting the same needs
  • investigate a working system and the ways in which components of the system contribute to its desired function
  • demonstrate an understanding of different types of systems and the factors that contribute to their safe and efficient operation


  • assess the impact of cell biology on individuals, society, and the environment
  • investigate functions and processes of plant and animal cells
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure and function of plant and animal cells and cell processes

Water Systems

  • assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water resources
  • investigate factors that affect local water quality
  • demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth’s water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region