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.
In this past month the 8th grade students began the Introduction to Chemistry unit. This unit covered the states of matter, how matter changes state and chemical & physical changes. We then moved into learning about the periodic table. We learned 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. At this point we are learning about chemical bonding. We will next be moving into learning about mixtures and solutions, and then onto chemical reactions. 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.
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.