WELCOME TO GRADE 8 SCIENCE!
The Ridgefield school district has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The goal of NGSS is to develop useable knowledge to explain real world phenomena in the physical, biological, and earth & space sciences. The 8th grade curriculum will strive to answer the following essential questions:
A link to NGSS is included under the Helpful Resources tab.
- How does a system of living and non-living things operate to meet the needs of the organisms in an ecosystem?
- How do organisms change over time in response to changes in the environment?
- How can humans reduce their carbon footprint?