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Welcome to 8th grade Science!!

What a wonderful start to a great year!!  We are sailing through the basics of physics:)  Lots of learning and fun labs!!  Keep posted by checking the weekly assignments and important dates.

Lab Supplies needed for PI -


Important Dates:

REG Only Wednesday, 11/19 - Chapter 3 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:)

HONORS Physics Fun Project 11/6 - 12/2 - in class cooperative project teaching others in creative ways about 9th grade topics missing from the 8th grade textbook.  Open notes test student generated at the end of the unit. 

Thursday, 12/11 - REG Chapter 4 Vocabulary Quiz & Honors Chapter 3 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:) 

Friday, 12/5 - Honors Physics Day at Busch Gardens leave by 7:15 am return by 6:00 pm.  Wear class t-shirt and appropriate bottoms.  Village outerwear.  Comfortable shoes.  Lunch provided. 

Honors Science Fair -

 GREEN path set up time to present to me must be in before Fall Break - present before school on mornings for no meetings, present during lunch time (get your lunch and eat with me), or after school until 3:30.  I can't wait to hear all about your projects!!

GOLD Path - make binder corrections and begin putting together your board!!  Please follow the format.  Starting getting an outfit ready to wear - dress up professional on judging day 11/19 - I'm so excited to see your final projects!!

GOLD Path - Tri Board Abstract (please copy and paste your word document of your abstract to this form to print for your board)

PLEASE see PDF's documents below for grading rubrics.  Also, GOLD path display information for setting up your tri-board. I'm getting sooo excited to see the final products of all the hard work!!


 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 -

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.

Online Vocabulary Flash Cards Instructions:

1.       After successful login, click on Explore (top right).

2.       Click on the chapter.

3.       Click on The Essential Question.

4.       Click on Vocabulary Flash Cards (top right).

5.       Click on next and then Test me.

6.       Hide the terms & select random.

7.       Do not forget to have a parent sign off for credit J

 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:


HELP me!! I don't understand!  Please come see me after school any day Monday - Friday afterschool until 3:40.  Or see me for a morning pass - when no meetings are scheduled.   

Mrs. Wiley:)


PDF documents
GOLD Binder Grading Rubric - Use as a checklist for binder due by 11/4!!
GOLD Path Tri Board Project Display - Follow this format to set up your board:)
GOLD Science Fair Forms Helpful Reminders - Please follow the instructions:)
GOLD Science Fair Parent-Student Information - Set up 11/18, Judge 11/19, View/Awards 11/20
GOLD Tri Board Checklist & Grading Rubric - Use as a checklist to set up board due by 11/18
GREEN Path Power-Point Grading Rubric - Use as a checklist save on jump drive due 11/4!!
Physics Day 12/5 Parent Information - Times, Dress Code, etc.
Science Fair - Idea Websites
Science Fair GOLD Path Checklist & Due Dates - Don't fall behind..stay ahead:)
Science Fair GOLD Path Research Plan - Follow Exact Format - Typed, due by 9/19
Science Fair GREEN Path Checklist & Due Dates - Don't fall behind...stay ahead:)

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8th Grade Science - Science Fair Help





8th Grade Science - Science Fair Help



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