Welcome to 8th Grade Science!! I’m very excited about the 2018-19 school year and all of the fascinating wonders of science we will be observing, describing, and reporting. Throughout the year we will be keeping an interactive science notebook which will record our observations, notes, diagrams, comparisons, and scientific discoveries. The notebook is a showcase of our inquiry-based learning and is an excellent reference guide and tool used in preparing for tests and quizzes. It’s going to be a great year and there are a few things you need to know to make it successful.
The major concepts we will be focusing on are: -Physics (Forces & Energy) -Astronomy -Evidence of Evolution and Natural Selection -Human Impact on Earth -Electromagnetism -Waves
What supplies will I need? -1 inch 3 ring binder -Pencils -Colored Pencils -Glue stick -Highlighter -Dry erase marker
What do I need to bring to class? -Charged Chromebook everyday -Your science notebook everyday. -Supplies -Completed assignments -A positive attitude :-)
How will I be graded? 50% Exams & Final Projects 20% Labs & Project Participation 20% Science Notebook* 10% Quizzes & Homework
*Notebooks will be graded about twice a trimester.