CBSE, Class VIII Science

CBSE class 8 science covers crop production and management, microorganisms friend and foe, synthetic fibers and plastics, materials metals and non-metals, coal and petroleum, combustion and flame, conservation of plants and animals, cell structure and functions, reproduction in animals, reaching the age of adolescence, force and pressure, friction, sound, chemical effects of electric current, some natural phenomena, light, stars and the solar system, pollution of air and water, students can free download study material in pdf, practice to get better marks in examinations. all material has been prepared based on latest guidelines, term examination pattern and blueprint issued by cbse and ncert

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The important topics and latest syllabus for class 8 Science is displayed below. NCERT books are prescribed for class 8 science, class tests, term examinations and final examinations are based on NCERT syllabus. Various projects are also done in class 8 so that the students are able to understand the theoretical concepts properly


Crop production
Crop production: How are different food crops produced? What are the various foods we get from animal sources?

What living organisms do we see under a microscope in a drop of water? What helps make curd? How does food go bad? How do we preserve food?

2. Materials

-Materials in daily life 

Are some of our clothes synthetic? How are they made? Where do the raw materials come from?

Do we use other materials that are synthetic?

Do we use cloth (fabric) for purposes other than making clothes to wear? What kind of fabric do we see around us? What are they used for?

Different kinds of materials and their reactions.
Can a wire be drawn out of wood? Do copper or aluminium also rust like iron? What is the black material inside a pencil? Why are electrical wires made of aluminium or copper?

How things change/react with one another What happens to the wax when a candle is burnt? Is it possible to get this wax back?
What happens to kerosene/natural gas when it is burnt? Which fuel is the best? Why?

3. The World of the Living

- Why conserve

What are reserve forests/ sanctuaries etc? How do we keep track of our plants and animals? How do we know that some species are in danger of disappearing? What would happen if you continuously cut trees?

- The cell

What is the internal structure of a plant – what will we see if we look under the microscope? Which cells from our bodies can be easily seen? Are all cells similar?

- How babies are formed

How do babies develop inside the mother? Why does our body change when we reach our teens? How is the sex of the child determined? Who looks after the babies in your homes? Do all animals give birth to young ones?

4. Moving things, People and Ideas

-Idea of force

What happens when we push or pull anything? How can we change the speed, direction of a moving object? How can we shape the shape of an object?


What makes a ball rolling on the ground slow down?

-Pressure Why are needles made pointed? Why does a balloon burst if too much air is blown into it? Why does an inverted glass/ bottle/pitcher resist

being pushed down into water? How can air/liquids exert pressure?


How do we communicate through sound? How is sound produced? What characterizes different sounds?

5How Things Work Electric current and circuits

Why do we get a shock when we touch an electric appliance with wet hands?
What happens to a conducting solution when electric current flows through it?
How can we coat an object with a layer of metal?

6Natural Phenomena Rain, thunder and lightning

What is lightning? What safety measures should we take against lightning strikes?


What are the differences between the images formed on a new utensil and an old one?
Why is there this difference?
When you see your image in the mirror it appears as if the left is on the right – why?
Why don’t we see images on all surfaces around us? What makes things visible?
How do we see images of our back in a mirror?
Why do we sometimes see colours on oil films on water?
What is inside our eye that enables us to see?
Why are some people unable to see?

-Night sky

What do we see in the sky at night? How can we identify stars and planets?


What happens during an earthquake? What can we do to minimise its effects?

7. Natural Resources Man’s intervention in phenomena of nature What do we do with wood?

What if we had no wood?
What will happen it we go on cutting trees/grass without limit?
What do we do with coal and petroleum? Can we create coal and petroleum artificially?
What do we do with coal and petroleum? Can we create coal and petroleum artificially?

-Pollution of air and water
What are the various activities by human beings that make air impure? Does clear, transparent water indicate purity?

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