Mr. Bertoch teaches science using Mastery Badges instead of grades.  This is a much more meaningful way of instruction, that ensures students learn while avoiding the nonsensical notion that it is possible to fail to learn

What Is A Mastery Badge?

Complete Eighth Grade Science Curriculum 

This list includes the 16 packets pre-selected for eighth-grade students. Each packet includes everything you need and should take you about two weeks to complete.

Grade LevelMastery BadgeContent Taught 
8th1Animal Cells Download
8th2Plant Cells Download
8th3Tissues & The Structures of Living Things Download
8th4 Organs & Organ Systems Download
8th5Evolution Download
8th6Natural Selection Download
8th7Artificial Selection Download
8th8Classification of Living Things Download
8th9Types of AnimalsDownload
8th10Types of PlantsDownload
8th11 Fungi And Single Celled LifeformsDownload
8th 12MitosisDownload
8th13DNA Transcription / RNADownload
8th14Translation & ProteinsDownload
8th15Osmosis, diffusion, Active/Passive TransportDownload
8th16Middle School Science Capstone Project Download