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Hello Students and Families,

 Welcome to science.   I teach both 8th  grade Physical Science and Physical Science Honors.  Please make sure you are looking at the correct information and homework assignments.

 

 

I hope everyone had a great holiday break and are all rested and ready to begin the new semester.

In January the 8th grade Honors students will begin the Introduction to Chemistry unit. This unit will cover the states of matter, how matter changes state and chemical & physical changes. We will then move into learning about the periodic table. We will learn about the organization of the table, the different parts of the table, the characteristics of the metals, nonmetals, and metalloids, and the evolution of the atomic model and atomic theory. Please continue to encourage your student to study regularly and complete homework on time. I give extra credit to students for studying the online flash cards and taking the online practice tests.

In January the 8th grade Regular students will be conducting a Consumer Challenge. This is a two week in class project. There will be minimal homework during this project. Look for the parent approval signature page to come home on 1/6/16. Parent signature is due by 1/8/16. The majority of the work on the project will be done in class, however, most of the supplies will need to come from home.  Please continue to encourage your student to study regularly and complete homework on time. I give extra credit for studying the online flash cards and taking the online practice tests.

 

PEARSON INTERACTIVE SCIENCE: 

Online Textbook & Bonus Activities  - Students will be receiving a username and password to access www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.  At this web site, students will find their textbook online and additional activities to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.   A few days prior to the chapter tests students will have access to the online chapter practice test.  They will also have the opportunity to get bonus points on for all chapter tests by completing these online practice tests.  In addition to earning bonus points, this will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests.  Use the link listed below. It must be accessed using Google Chrome

NEW LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEARSON TEXTBOOK:

LOGGING IN
YOU MUST USE CHROME
Login Link (both Internal and External from the network): Pearson Success Website

Online Practice Test Instructions (Extra Credit Opportunity prior to Chapter tests-Pearsonsuccess)

  1. Click on the link above and log in.(Remember...you MUST use CHROME)
    • Students were given a new username during the week of 9/7/2015 (This username should be their first initial and their student ID number)
      • Username: villagesschool\ followed by their new username
    • The password is the same one they have been using on the VCS computers.
  2. Click on Things to Do (top right).
  3. The test will be waiting for you several days prior to the test date.
  4. Your score will be sent to me. 

 

 

Science Fair GOLD Bibliography - use the following web sites to help generate your sources into MLA format.  Add as much information as possible.  Put them A, B, C order in your Bibliography.

http://www.citationmachine.net/ - Citation Machine

http://www.bibme.org/ - Bib Me

 

Science Fair GOLD Forms-

https://member.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=640 ISEF Forms - students must type all information except dates - leave dates blank

 Science Fair GOLD Abstract Form (use at the end of the project)

http://ssefflorida.com/uploads/3/6/1/3/3613458/2016_state_abstract.pdf State of Florida Official Abstract only this form can be used:)

 

 

How to think like a scientist...https://student.societyforscience.org/how-think-scientist

It all starts with an idea..https://student.societyforscience.org/it-all-starts-idea

The basics...https://student.societyforscience.org/basics

Feed you brain...https://student.societyforscience.org/feed-your-brain

Terms you should know...https://student.societyforscience.org/glossary-research-terms

     

Contact: Jennie.Whittle@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Daily Bell Ringers - For Quiz on 10/9
Research Plan Animals -
Research plan bacteria -
Research Plan Basic -
Research Plan Hazardous -
Research plan Humans -
Science Fair Project Guide - SF Project Guide for both Green and Gold Path

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