WELCOME TO 8TH GRADE SCIENCE


THIS YEAR STUDENTS WILL LEARN MANY ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.  THE FIRST SEMESTER WE WILL STUDY METRICS, THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, AND CHEMISTRY AND MATTER. WE WILL BE INVOLVED IN MANY HANDS ON ACTIVITIES THOUGH OUT THE SEMESTER. EMAIL ME  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN REMIND AND RECEIVE A TEXT OR EMAIL FOR IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT TEST, QUIZZES, AND DUE DATES. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ANYTIME AT 256-734-5904 OR gcleghorn@ccboe.org. MY PLANNING BEGINS AT 9:50.

 



August 9 - 11, 2017


Wednesday - Rules and Procedures

Thursday- Right Brain/Left Brain Activity

Friday- What is Science?  Think outside the box activity.


August 15-19, 2016

Monday- Lab Safety Procedures (Test- Thursday)

Tuesday- Lab Safety Procedures

Wednesday- Test on Lab Safety

Thursday- Creating a Metric Chart

Friday- Metric Conversions


August 21-25, 2017

Monday- Eclipse Party

Tuesday- Science Scantron

Wednesday- Science Scantron

Thursday- Metric Mania Length      

Friday- Bubble-ology


October 23-27, 2017

Monday- Parent Teacher Conference

Tuesday- Properties of Metals, Nonmetal, and Metalloids

Wednesday-Quiz   Electron Dot Diagrams and Charges for Elements

Thursday- Chemical and Physical Changes

Friday- Ionic Compounds


November 27 - December 1, 2017

Monday- Review the basics of the periodic table and ionic bonding.

                Pre-AP - Writing and name chemical formulas with Transition Metals

Tuesday- Lab: Endothermic Reactions

Wednesday-Read Spoil Sport and Measure for Measure

Thursday- Lab: Exothermic Reactions

Friday- Comparing Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions




February 5-9, 2018





Week of:

___2-5-2018____________ to

________2-9-2018_______

Subject:

______Science___________

Homework/Notes/

Unit Assessment

MONDAY

COS:ALCOS 16



Student Outcome:  Students will identify how energy can be transformed from one form to another.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies: Describe energy and define.

During Strategies: Notes: Forms of Energy

After Strategies:


Daily Assessment:      

Make up Test on Substances, Mixtures, and Solubility

TUESDAY

COS:ALCOS 16


Student Outcome: Students will list examples of energy transformations.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies: Make observations from energy transformation web.

During Strategies: Research 5 energy transformations and give examples of each.

After Strategies: Create an energy web.

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Daily Assessment:      

WEDNESDAY

COS:

Student Outcome:  Advisory

Con’t from Tuesday

Student Engagement

Before Strategies:

During Strategies:

After Strategies:


Daily Assessment:      

THURSDAY

COS:ALCOS16


Student Outcome:  Students will learn how the energy in a battery  is used to generate electric current.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies: Students will build a model of a battery.

During Strategies: Draw the components of a battery and explain how the battery works.

After Strategies:


Daily Assessment:      

FRIDAY

COS: Con’t from Thursday

Student Outcome:  Con’t from Thursday.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies:

During Strategies:

After Strategies:


Daily Assessment:      








  . February 26, 2018-March 2, 2018

Monday

 

Standard : ALCOS 11   Plan and carry out investigations to evaluate how various factors affect the strength of electric and magnetic force.

 

Outcome: Student will make observations and draw conclusions about the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

 

Before: List some facts about magnets and how a compass uses magnetism.

During:  Student will build an electromagnet and observe the reaction of  the compass near the electric field. AMSTI 4.1

After: Video on basics of electromagnetism.

 

 

Tuesday

 

Standard:  Con’t from Monday

 

Outcome:  Students will construct an electromagnet and observe the transformation of electrical energy into kinetic energy in a motor.

 

Before: Read Building Your Knowledge   Page 68 in AMSTI

During: Students will construct an electromagnet. AMSTI 4.2

After: Extending Your Knowledge Page 78 AMSTI    Car Motors

 

 

Wednesday

 

Standard: Con’t from Monday

 

Outcome:  Assessment on Electricity

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

Standard: ALCOS 17   Create and manipulate a model of a simple wave to predict and describe the relationship between wave properties.

 

Outcome: Students will draw and label the parts to a transverse and longitudinal waves.

 

Before: List ways the word wave is used.

During: Draw and label a transverse wave and longitudinal wave

After: Students will demonstrate transverse waves with a rope and longitudinal waves with a slinky. Mechanical waves  require a medium

 

Friday

 

Standard : Con’t from Thursday

 

Outcome: Students will investigate the properties of tuning forks how sound is created by vibrations.

 

Before:  Observe two tuning forks next to ear.

During: Extending Your Knowledge  Page 111  Sound: More Than Meets the Ear.

After: Determine some uses of sound waves




 Teacher Name: ________Cleghorn_______________        Grade Level _________8______

Week of:

___3/5/18____________ to

____3/9/18___________

Subject:

_________Science________

Homework/Notes/

Unit Assessment

MONDAY

COS:19 Integrate qualitative information to explain that common communication devices use electromagnetic waves to encode and transmit information.


Student Outcome:  Students will research how communications devices transmit information and present their findings to the class.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies:

During Strategies: Students research communication devices transmit information and present their findings to the class.

After Strategies: Review for test on Waves.


Daily Assessment:      

TUESDAY

COS:Same as Monday


Student Outcome:  

Student Engagement

Before Strategies:

During Strategies: Test on Waves

After Strategies:

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Daily Assessment:      

WEDNESDAY

COS: 8- Use Newton’s first law  to demonstrate and explain that an object is either at rest or moves at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force.

Student Outcome:  Students will define force and how forces affect motion.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies: Define a force and discuss the types of forces that act on us  everyday.

During Strategies: Balanced and Unbalanced Forces- Hula Hoop Activity

After Strategies: List five balanced forces and five unbalanced forces.


Daily Assessment:      

THURSDAY

COS:19- Same as Wednesday


Student Outcome:  Students will determine how different surfaces change the amount of force needed to move an object.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies: Practice using a spring scale.

During Strategies:Lab: What a Drag? AMSTI

After Strategies: Students will write a conclusion to determine the advantages and disadvantages of friction.


Daily Assessment:      

FRIDAY

COS:19 Con’t from Wednesday

Student Outcome:  Students will calculate equations for speed, distance and time.

Student Engagement

Before Strategies: Create a foldable for speed, distance and time equations.

During Strategies: Student will pick out the factors given in an equation then solve for speed, distance and time.

After Strategies: Practice solving equations.


Daily Assessment:      



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