EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE
We are finishing the chemistry unit by learning about synthetic materials. Students will make "gummy worms" as an example of how all synthetic materials are made from natural materials. Students will then work with a partner to research a synthetic product. They will determine what natural resources it is made from and the chemical processes that convert that natural resource into the synthetic product. The environmental impacts of making and using the natural and synthetic products will be compared and a presented as a poster, website, advertisement, video or written paper.
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
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The online resources are STILL available (quizzes, videos, etc) but the online version of the textbook is NO longer available.