Silicon atoms arranged on a face of a crystal.
Courtesy Synkrotronljus research group, Lund University
EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE
We have started our unit on physics. We will begin by studying how we can describe motion: displacement, distance, speed, velocity and acceleration. Students will design an experiment to find the speed of an object. Later, students will gather various data points from a moving object and plot it's distance and time on a speed graph. Students will learn how to interpret a speed graph based on the slope of the lines. Acceleration will also be investigated through experimentation. Students will study the difference between speed and acceleration. Acceleration graphs will also be made and analyzed.
Current Events-Each student will present a current event in science to the class. Students were given their assigned date to present their current event as well as directions and a rubric for the assignment. All current event grades will be posted in the 4th marking period, regardless of which marking period the student's assigned date is in.
The assignments for the week will be posted on PowerSchool. Please keep in mind that the assignments that I post are based on my plans for the week. Plans are subject to change, and therefore the dates that assignments are due may change. Your child’s assignment book should be the most accurate location for assignments and due dates. The assignments are listed ahead of time on PowerSchool so that you can get an idea of what we are doing.
Safety and Class Policies
Use the links below to access the Science Class Policies and the Safety Guidelines.
Title: Science, Level Blue
Publisher: Glencoe (McGraw Hill)
Copyright date: 2008
Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com
The online resources are STILL available (quizzes, videos, etc) but the online version of the textbook is NO longer available.