NCERT Books for class 8 Science
Kumud Sahni, 15 Mar 2019

NCERT books for class 8 Science- The NCERT also known as National Council for Educational Research And Training prescribes the NCERT Books prepared as the NCF guidelines. Most of the schools affiliated to CBSE or state boards follow the NCERT syllabus and books as part of their curriculum for teaching Science and other subjects in the schools. Students can download the NCERT books for class 8 Science as pdf from the links given below in this article. These NCERT Science book class 8 includes the chapter wise topics to be studied. Scroll down to download the chapter wise or complete pdf for NCERT Books for class 8 Science.


Chapter wise links for NCERT Books for Class 8 Science

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Chapter Name

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Hindi Medium

Chapter 1

Crop Production and Management

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Chapter 2

Microorganisms: Friend and Foe

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Chapter 3

Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

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Chapter 4

Materials: Metals and Non-Metals

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Chapter 5

Coal and Petroleum

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Chapter 6

Combustion and Flame

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Chapter 7

Conservation of Plants and Animals

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Chapter 8

Cell - Structure and Functions

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Chapter 9

Reproduction in Animals

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Chapter 10

Reaching the Age of Adolescence

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Chapter 11

Force and Pressure

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Chapter 12

Friction

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Chapter 13

Sound

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Chapter 14

Chemical Effects of Electric Current

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Chapter 15

Some Natural Phenomena

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Chapter 16

Light

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Chapter 17

Stars and The Solar System

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Chapter 18

Pollution of Air and Water

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Students can also download the complete NCERT class 8 book Science

NCERT Syllabus for class 8 Science

NCERT prescribes the detailed syllabus for class 8 subject wise along with NCERT Books for class 8. NCERT also mentions the teaching methodology, learning outcomes and practicals to be covered along with the topics taught in the class. Students can check in brief the topics which are covered under different chapters of NCERT class 8 Science book.

Class 8 Science Syllabus

Chapter with solution

Topics Covered

Crop Production and Management

Agricultural Practices, Basic Practices Involved in

crop production, Preparation of soil, Sowing, Manuring and adding fertilizers, irrigation, protection from weeds, harvesting storage,

food from animals

Microorganisms: Friend and Foe

Microorganisms, major groups of microorganisms,

their living place, microorganisms and us, (Articles 2.1 to 2.6 only) Food Preservation, Nitrogen Fixation

Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

Natural fibres synthetic fibres, types of synthetic

fibres, characteristics of synthetic fibres, plastics, types of plastics, plastics as a material of choice, plastics and the environment

Materials: Metals and Non-Metals

Physical properties of metals and non-metals

chemical properties of metals and non-metals, reaction with oxygen, with water with acids, with bases, displacement reaction, uses of metals and non-metals

Coal and Petroleum

Inexhaustible natural resources, exhaustible

natural resources, coal and petroleum, natural gas, some natural resources are limited so need for their conservation

Combustion and Flame

Combustion, how do we control fire? Types of

combustion, flame and structure of flame, Fuel and fuel efficiency

Conservation of Plants and Animals


Cell - Structure and Functions

Discovery of a cell, organisms, variation in cell shape and size cell structure and function. Parts of the cell comparison of plant and animal cell

Reproduction in Animals

Modes of reproduction, sexual reproduction, male reproductive organs, female reproductive organs and fertilization. Development of embryo, viviparous and oviparous animals. Young to adults, asexual reproduction by budding and binary fission

Reaching the Age of Adolescence


Force and Pressure

Force – a push or a pull, forces are due to interaction, exploring forces. A force can change the state, shape, direction and speed of an object; contact forces, non-contact forces, pressure, the pressure exerted by liquids and gases; Atmospheric

pressure

Friction

Force of friction, factors affecting friction, Friction: a necessary evil, increasing and decreasing friction, wheels reduce friction, fluid friction

Sound


Chemical Effects of Electric Current

Do liquids conduct electricity? Chemical effects of electric currents. Electroplating and its uses, good conductors and bad conductors

Some Natural Phenomena


Light

Laws of reflection, regular and diffused reflection, multiple reflections, multiple images, sunlight, white or coloured, human eye-structure and function, care of eyes, visually challenged persons can read and write – Braille system

Stars and The Solar System


Pollution of Air and Water

Air pollution, how does air get polluted? Case study: Taj Mahal, what can be done to reduce global warming? Ozone depletion. Water pollution, how does water get polluted? What can be done to reduce water pollution


Also, check the NCERT Syllabus and Books for other classes from the table below

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