EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE
We are beginning our unit on physics. Students will study motion by determining the speed, velocity, distance traveled and displacement of their group members as they plan out and travel a route around the classroom. Students will also use speed graphs as a method of analyzing an object's motion. Acceleration will be investigated with balloon powered cars that the students will design and build. The cars will also be used later as we study momentum and collisions as well as for our study of Newton's Laws of Motion.
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.
Tuesday, February 26--Ch. 18 test
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.