The Villages Middle School

Mrs. Jennie Whittle « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar

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 1/3/17.  Parent signature is due by 1/6/17.  The majority of the work on the project will be done in class, however, most of the supplies will need to be brought 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.

 

 Mrs. Whittle's Google Classroom - I am so excited this year to have a class set of computers for students to use in class.  We will be using google classroom for important information and assignments.  This is a new adventure for me too:)  Quizlet will also be able to be accessed through our google classroom.  Please join using your account and password assigned.

Students login by using their google email address and buffalo16 as their password.
1st Period Physical Science google classroom code to join:ey6fo7b
3rd Period Physical Science google classroom code to join:g8fivj
4th Period Physical Science google classroom code to join:o7u3lz
5th Period Physical Science google classroom code to join:2zbkbq
 
Honors:
2nd Period Physical Science Honors google classroom code to join:hllxvsp
7th Period Physical Science Honors google classroom code to join:h7ivjsn
 

Quizlet Homework/Review review for vocabulary grades - students will have access from their google classroom account for our class.  Students must complete flashcards and test (until 100%) for vocabulary points or they may do it the "old school " way - write all terms & definitions.  Bonus points for completion of additional activities.  Most chapters students will take a vocabulary quiz on the due date of the vocabulary assignment unless it's a short chapter it will be incorporated into the chapter test.

1st Period Physical Science code to join:https://quizlet.com/join/pn6KFEr4E
3rd Period Physical Science code to join:https://quizlet.com/join/rQTwBMqRZ
4th Period Physical Science code to join:https://quizlet.com/join/yfXvzGYZH
5th Period Physical Science Honors code to join:https://quizlet.com/join/aPShQHgWY
 
Honors:
2nd Period Physical Science Honors code to join:https://quizlet.com/join/D8FQ3SMp8
7th Period Physical Science Honors code to join:https://quizlet.com/join/UtTy7Hc69
 
 

 

PEARSON INTERACTIVE SCIENCE (Textbook website/Extra credit practice tests for chapter objective tests)

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 and earning a 70% or above.  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 and the link below!
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)
    • Username: villagesschool\ followed by their school username

    • The password is the same one they have been using on the VCS computers. (IF STUDENTS CHANGE THEIR PASSWORD AT SCHOOL...IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE ON PEARSON)
  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.

 

 

Cool Science News and Information: 

https://student.societyforscience.org/additional-science-resources?pid=310

http://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

https://www.sciencenews.org/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.khanacademy.org/

http://www.fcatexplorer.com

  

 

 

 

Science Games:

http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/#activity-slider

Alien Juice bar Acidic or Alkaline - http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/portfolio/alien-juice-bar/

The pH factor - http://www.miamisci.org/ph/

Science Is Fun 2 - 1st site for Chemistry Scavenger Hunt http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/ChemTime/ChemTime.html

Chem4Kids - 2nd site for Chemistry Scavenger Hunt http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html  at same site click on Names/Naming to get the next anwers

Quia! Chem Games - 3rd site https://www.quia.com/mc/65904.html

http://www.edheads.org/

http://www.uen.org/7-12interactives/science.shtml

 

 

 

Contact: Jennie.Whittle@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Behavior Management Plan - Building-Wide Classroom Management Plan
Honors Physical Science Syllabus - Sign and return signature page
Physical Science Syllabus - Sign and return signature page
Science Fair Due Dates - Due Dates for both Green and Gold Paths
Science Fair Project Guide - Guide for both Green and Gold Path

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