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Welcome to 8th grade Physical Science and Physical Science Honors!  I'm so excited to get started on our voyage through the basics of Physics and Chemistry. The first topics for both classes will be on scientific understandings and our society.  Honors will also begin working on science fair.  Please refer to the calendar for daily assignments that will be posted by the week under weekly assignments (please look at the appropriate class).  Students that are absent are advised to refer to the calendar for missed work.  Up coming important dates are always listed below. 

Mrs. Wiley 

 

PI Donations Needed - Lab Supplies - index cards, veg. oil, anacid tablets, food coloring

 

School Schedule:

Monday 9/7 No School - Labor Day

Tuesday 9/8 - Mid Point Check 1st 9 Weeks

Friday 9/25 - Founder's Day

 

Physical Science Periods 1, 2, & 7 Important Dates:

Thursday 9/3 Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz - students may complete online flashcards or make their own for bonus points.

Thursday 9/10 Chapter 2 Test - students may complete the online practice test for bonus points.

 

Honors Periods 3, 4, & 6 Important Dates:

Wednesday 9/9 Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz - students may complete online flashcards or make their own for bonus points.

Monday 9/14 Chapter 2 Test students may complete the online practice test for bonus points.

 
 
ALL Classes Online Textbook & Bonus Activities - Access with be provided soon.  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
Directions to log in -
1. Click on LOG IN
2. 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)
3. Password - Buffalo8 (capital letter B only)
4. Practice test - click on TO DO on the first page you go to after log in
 
USA Test Prep - online access www.usatestprep.com/Create-Account
 

 
Honors Science Fair Information:

Please refer to the Science Fair Project Guide for all due dates and specific information for each step of the process.  Examples are provided. 

Tuesday 11/3 Honors Science Fair GREEN & GOLD Project Due Date - GOLD typed binder pages due; GREEN jump drive with completed power point due

Wednesday 11/17 - Thursday 11/19 Honors VCS Science Fair for GOLD path

 

 

Cool Science News and Information: 

https://student.societyforscience.org/additional-science-resources?pid=310

http://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

https://www.sciencenews.org/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.khanacademy.org/

http://www.fcatexplorer.com

  

Science Games:

http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/#activity-slider

Alien Juice bar Acidic or Alkaline - http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/portfolio/alien-juice-bar/

The pH factor - http://www.miamisci.org/ph/

http://www.edheads.org/

http://www.uen.org/7-12interactives/science.shtml

 

Please email me with any questions or concerns.    

Mrs. Wiley:)

 

Contact: Shelbie.Wiley@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Physical Science Honors Syllabus - Periods 2, 3, & 6
Physical Science Syllabus - Periods 1, 2, & 7
Science Fair - Idea Websites
Science Fair Rough Plan - You many want to find more than one question
Wiley Science Fair Project Guide GREEN & GOLD - Step by step guide with examples & due dates:)

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