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Welcome to 8th grade Science!!
Please stop by to visit during Orientation on Tuesday 8/5/2014. Pick up your schedule in the gym. Below are the supplies for 8th grade science:
• (1) Composition notebook (2 for advance science)
• (1) Two pocket folders with 3 prongs (2 for advanced science)
• Clorox wipes
****In addition to the above items, students must have loose leaf notebook paper, pencils & pens, and a jump drive. Science textbooks will remain in the classroom.
Honors - Science Fair....Question? Where to start?? Great ideas are located in news articles. 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. Please view the checklist/due date PDF below for both paths.
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
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/
Summer Science Fun.......
Dr. Oz Cool Science Fair Projects Challenge - Take it on:) read about the article at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dr-oz-show-brings-cool-153000326.html
View ideas and experiments by celebrities at http://www.doctoroz.com/video-series/dr-oz-celebrity-science-fair
View competition rules at http://www.doctoroz.com/dr-oz-celebrity-science-fair-official-rules
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:)