The Nelson iScience NSW for the Australian Curriculum series has been designed in consultation with practising teachers from NSW schools. Authored by experienced teachers, this series captures the depth and scope of the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. This series is designed for the 21st Century classroom, with the integration of Web 2.0 technology suggestions for students for investigating, analysing, summarising and presenting. Higher- order thinking skills, inquiry and student-centred learning are reinforced in every chapter through creative activities and questions that follow Bloom's revised taxonomy. This printed activity book for Year 8 features activities which reinforce specific aspects of the syllabus. They help to develop prescribed skills, values and scientific knowledge and understanding. Group, paired and individual tasks are represented, as are guided and open-ended experimental investigations.