EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE
We will finish up our unit on physics by studying waves. The characteristics of waves, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed, will be studied as well as wave behaviors such as reflection , refraction, and diffraction. Sound waves and how the ear detects sounds will also be investigated. In addition to mechanical waves, such as sound waves, electromagnetic waves will be studied.
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.
Final exam on May 29
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
Click to access online resources
The online resources are STILL available (quizzes, videos, etc) but the online version of the textbook is NO longer available.