This 8th grade science course is an integrated course that covers a large variety of topics. This year is the second year GMS will be fully implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NGSS standards will certain provide engaging content with a high level of rigor.
This year, TVUSD began a textbook adoption process for our Middle School Science courses. Your student is enrolled in a class that will be using two different textbooks and sets of resources throughout this semester. The two publishing companies of the textbooks being considered are Discovery (August - October) and TCI (October - December). These materials allow our teachers to utilize multimedia resources that are content-rich and aligned with our state’s Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The scope, sequence, and science frameworks will remain consistent with the other grade-level courses. Each unit taught will complement the strong instruction and successful learning outcomes that are already embedded in our TVUSD courses and classrooms. We are excited about this opportunity for our students, teachers, and district and thank you for your support as we continue to embark on this journey.