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.