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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.

 

 

Welcome to 8th grade Physical Science and Physical Science Honors (high school credit)!!!  I'm so excited to meet each one of you and begin our exciting adventure through physical science!!  Please visit during Orientation.  The supplies recommended for science are listed below.  Honors students should also be starting their research for an idea for their science fair project.  

o One 3-Subject Spiral
o One two-Pocket Folder with 3 prongs
o Colored Pencils
o Glue Sticks
o Honors also include one composition book

 

Honors - Science Fair....Question?  Where to start?? Great ideas are located in news articles or just by observing your surroundings.  Look below for some interesting topics.  Read and finds something that interests you that could be formed into a controlled experiment (that you can do).  Also, observe some previous projects to stimulate ideas - locate the PDF below.  Remember it must have a real application of how to help mankind - not just a cool experiment (we do those in class:).  Students will all be required to complete a science fair project appropriate for their grade level if they are in an Advanced/Honors Science course.  However, they are allowed to pick a path or depending on the topic their teacher will select their path GREEN or GOLDGREEN path will complete their investigation with a power-point and present to their teacher.  GREEN path will complete their investigation with a notebook, tri-board, and present to judges from the community.  The GOLD path will require more comittment from the students, but will also provide many great rewards.  Due dates posted on calendar and below on checklist.  Email me any time with ideas/questions.  I will try to get back with you as soon as possible.  Below are some great places to get started!  Enjoy the adventure:) 

 

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

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

https://www.sciencenews.org/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

More Science Fair HELP - If you are really struggling to get started or have no idea what science fair is all about, then please read through the material below.

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

 

 

AND MORE Science Fair HELP -  go to science buddies and take the interest survey...http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

 

 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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