Mrs. Shelbie Wiley « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Welcome to 8th grade Science!!
I'm so excited to get started on our adventure through physical science! First we will start with understanding science investigations and the scientific process (we use this all year with every lab and science fair).
Lab Supplies needed for PI - cooking oil, food coloring, antacid tablets
Thursday, 9/4 - Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz (don't forget to do the online flashcards for bonus points -a signature is REQUIRED). Instructions are located on the PDF file for each class period below:)
Tuesday, 9/9 - Chapter 2 Objective Test (don't forget to do the online practice test for bonus points - no signature is necessary). Instructions are located on the PDF file for each class period below:)
Tuesday, 9/9 - Progress Report 1st 9 weeks:)
Honors Science Fair (students must pick up the packet for GREEN or GOLD path to put into their folders to follow the step by step process):
**Students should be recording background notes in their log books and the locations of where they find the information. Science fair workshop in class on Friday 8/29.
Friday, 9/5 - Typed Background Research with Bibliography - students must follow the guide provided. After school help everyday as needed. Extended workshop to type on 9/4 3:00-4:30.
Owl Purdue – MLA and APA formatting style guide
EasyBib - bibiography and citation generator
Citation Machine – a guide for creating MLA and APA formatting
GOLD Path - Interactive Forms https://member.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=401
Attendance - Please remember if a student is absent, then it is their responsibility to make sure they get the missing work/assignments and turn in what was due. The web site is a great way to keep up with assignments or email me.
Online Textbook & Bonus Activities - Students will be given usernames & passwords to log into their accounts. They may change their password, but they must record it in their science folder on the online sheet provided. 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 vocabulary quizzes if they test themselves prior with the online flashcards (they must have a parent witness and sign off). This will help them prepare/study for all vocabulary quizzes. One week 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. Again, this will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests. The web site is - www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
Username - last name first initial @tvcs
Password - Buff@108
**All bonus assignments can be signed off in the science folder on the table of contents page.
Cool Science News and Information:
2014-2015 Science Fair Rough Plan - Step 1 in the exciting process:)
Science Fair - Idea Websites
Science Fair GOLD Path Checklist & Due Dates - Don't fall behind..stay ahead:)
Science Fair GOLD Project Notebook Guide - Follow page by page due typed by 11/4/14:)
Science Fair GREEN Path Checklist & Due Dates - Don't fall behind...stay ahead:)