8th Grade Science
"Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible." - Dr. George Washington Carver
Test & Retakes
*The Magnetism & Electricity test will be given this Tuesday, 10/3/2017.
*The absolute final day for retakes is Tuesday, 10/3/2017. You must complete the practice problems before doing any retakes.
If your child would like a physical textbook to keep at home, please contact Mrs. Laymon.
Within the next few days, students should have access to Infinite Campus to view their grades in ALL classes. Their login information (username and password) is always the same as their school computer login information. Just click the above link!
In 8th Grade Science...
Magnetic Recycling Unit (September 11 - October 5, 2017)
In this unit, students will be inquirers (IB learner profile) about how development requires design for resources. They will be engaged in many hands-on activities, including labs and the construction of an electromagnet capable of separating scrap steel from aluminum for recycling.
Homework (subject to change)
Monday (10/2)- magnetism/electricity study guide
Tuesday (10/3) - complete electromagnet Tinkercad designs
Wednesday (10/4) - no homework
Thursday (10/5) - no homework
Friday (10/6) - no school
Monday (9/18)- no homework
Tuesday (9/19) - Magnetism dictionary (1-4)
Wednesday (9/20) - Electromagnet worksheet
Thursday (9/21) - Complete electromagnet lab
Friday (9/22) - none
Monday (9/11)- no homework
Tuesday (9/12) - no homework
Wednesday (9/13) - grabber stick engineering design proposal organizer (part 1)
Thursday (9/14) - write engineering design proposal (part 2)/study for assistive/adaptive test
Friday (9/15) - none
Suddenly Scientists Unit (August 7-September 1, 2017)
Welcome to 8th grade Science! We will begin the year learning about the scientific method and engineering design systems. Students will be open-minded (IB learner profile) about the real-world benefits and consequences of these systems and resulting discoveries. Also, students will be engaged in many hands-on activities, including labs, the construction of a prosthetic arm, and designing and building a Rube Goldberg machine capable of ringing a bell.
Homework (subject to change)
Monday (9/5)- no school
Tuesday (9/6) - engineering design proposal Part 1
Wednesday (9/7) - write engineering design proposal/study guide/retake practice
Thursday (9/8) - write engineering design proposal/study for test/retake practice
Friday (9/9) - none
Monday (8/28)- #2 marshmallow tower paragraph summary
Tuesday (8/29) - collect "junk" for Rube Goldberg machines
Wednesday (8/30) - engineering design process dictionary
Thursday (8/31) - benefits and consequences of technology worksheet
Friday (9/1) - none
Monday (8/21)- no school
Tuesday (8/22) - none
Wednesday (8/23) - Study guide
Thursday (8/24) - Complete lab and study for scientific method test on Friday
Friday (8/25) - none
Monday (8/14)- Understanding Graphing worksheet
Tuesday (8/15) - Making a Graph worksheet
Wednesday (8/16) - Interpreting data worksheet
Thursday (8/17) - Complete penny lab
Friday (8/19) - none
Monday (8/7)- Science pictoword
Tuesday (8/8) - Syllabus signature and lab safety poster
Wednesday (8/9) - Independent and dependent variables worksheet
Thursday (8/10) - Independent and dependent variables worksheet; quiz Friday on variables
Friday (8/11) - none