Physical Science is the required eighth grade science curriculum designed to introduce the basic principles of chemistry and physics. We will investigate answers to questions about why things happen and how things work through careful study and experimentation. Students will learn about the composition and properties of matter. We will explore the periodic table, how it was arranged and how that arrangement can be applied today. We will discover forces that make things move or keep them from moving. We will also investigate forms of matter and energy and how they affect the world around us.