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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 GOLD.  GREEN 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:)



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...

It all starts with an idea..

The basics...

Feed you brain...

Terms you should know...



AND MORE Science Fair HELP -  go to science buddies and take the interest survey...





Quizlet Homework/Review review for vocabulary grades - students must join the appropriate class.  Students must include their first name to get points.  Students click below to join.  Students must complete flashcards and test (until 100%) for vocabulary points.  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 
2nd Period Physical Science 
7th Period Physical Science 
3rd Period Physical Science Honors 
4th Period Physical Science Honors 
6th Period Physical Science Honors h
Skyward Homework/Review - all homework will be posted by chapters online in Skyward.  Students will have a week or more depending on the length/difficulty of the chapter to complete.  They may use their books and class outline notes.  All questions will reinforce the content from class.  Students must use their log in numbers and passwords that they use to log into all school computers.
ALL Classes Online Textbook & Bonus Activities - At the web site students will find their textbook online and additional activities to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.  They will also have the opportunity to get bonus points on for all chapter tests.  Tests will not be available until we have completed all lessons in class.  This will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests.  The web site is -
Directions to log in -
Click on LOG IN
Username - type all lower case your first and last name with no spaces (a few students will have to add a 8 or 88 at the end of your last name)
Password - Buffalo8 (capital letter B only)

 Online Practice Test Instructions:

  1. After successful login, click on Things To Do (top right).
  2. The test will be waiting for you one week prior to the test date.
  3. The score will be sent to meJ

Cool Science News and Information:





Science Games:

Alien Juice bar Acidic or Alkaline -

The pH factor -

Science Is Fun 2 - 1st site for Chemistry Scavenger Hunt

Chem4Kids - 2nd site for Chemistry Scavenger Hunt  at same site click on Names/Naming to get the next anwers

Quia! Chem Games - 3rd site


Please email me with any questions or concerns.    

Mrs. Wiley:)



PDF documents
Mrs. Wiley's Science Fair Project Guide 2016-2017 - Please follow for details & examples both paths:)
Physical Science Honors Syllabus - Periods 2, 3, & 6
Physical Science Syllabus - Periods 1, 2, & 7
Science Fair - Idea Websites
Science Fair Both Paths Due Dates - Stay AHEAD:) - Please follow project guide & Mrs. Wiley's help:)
Science Fair Rough Plan - You many want to find more than one question

 July 2016
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