FOCUS: Physical Science: waves and their applications in technology, energy, matter and its interactions, chemistry, simple machines, Newton’s Laws of motion in the universe. PROCESS + SKILLS: Students engage in engineering design challenges, argument-driven inquiry, plan and carry out investigations, and are pushed to think about their place in the world as they analyze concepts and questions that have far reaching implications: Who gets access to energy in the world and who doesn’t? What are the physics of global temperature rise and what can we do about it in our time and place? Eighth grade science ties together many different fields of inquiry and prepares students to enter high school with the skills and knowledge they will need for success. HIGHLIGHT: Global Energy We Share Solar Project.