8th Grade Curriculum

Milwood Magnet School Center for Math, Science, and Technology's 8th Grade Biotechnology curriculum is based on six units:

Unit 1 - Technological Innovations
Unit 2 - Global Food Chain
Unit 3 - Biofuel
Unit 4 - Medical Biotechnology
Unit 5 - Environmental Biotechnology
Unit 6 - Sustainable Systems

Unit 1 - Technological Innovations

Overarching Idea - E3: Making life Easy, Effective, and Efficient

Essential Question - How has technology changed the movement of people?

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Unit 2 - Global Food Chain

Overarching Idea - Sustaining and improving food production regionally and globally

Essential Question - How do environmental factors impact ecosystems?

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Unit 3 - Biofuel

Overarching Idea - Sustainable power for human benefit

Essential Question - How can communities work to maximize the benefits of biofuels?

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Unit 4 - Medial Biotechnology

Overarching Idea - Improving our Quality of Life

Essential Question - How do we analyze imbalance to create equilibrium in a human system?

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Unit 5 - Environmental Biotechnology

Overarching Idea - Preserving and Restoring our environment

Essential Question - How do we analyze imbalance to create equilibium in environmental systems?

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Unit 6 - Sustainable Systems

Overarching Idea - Adopting a sustainable quality lifestyle for ourselves and our posterity

Essential Question - How can you use knowledge about 3D shapes to create a sustainable "green" building?

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