• Welcome to Ms. Kratz's 8th Grade Physical Science Class
    Contact information:  akratz@pgsd.org
      On this page, you will find information about classroom policies and procedures, as well as an overview of the 8th grade physical science curriculum.  All other information can be found in Schoology.
    Course Description
    Physical science is the study of inanimate natural objects, including chemistry and physics.  During their time in 8th grade, students will be exposed to this fascinating subject.  Students will be challenged to master new vocabulary, demonstrate critical thinking skills, respond to thought provoking questions, perform laboratory experiments, create projects, collaborate with peers, and participate in many other activities.   This course is designed to prepare students for the next level of their education.  Topics that will be covered throughout the course are:
      1. Scientific Inquiry
       2. Chemistry Basics
       3. Force and Motion
       4. Work and Energy
       5. Sound and Light Electricity and Magnetism