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 10-12, 2016


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- Metric Chart

Thursday- Test/ Lab Safety

Friday- The Universal Language Notes. 


August 22-26,2016

Monday- Metric Mania Length

Tuesday- Lab/ Bubble-ology - Measuring with metrics.

Wednesday- Metric Mania Mass

Thursday- Metric Mania Volume

Friday- Metric Conversion Practice


August 29- September 2, 2016

Monday- Metric Mania Lab

Tuesday- Con't Metric Mania Lab

Wednesday- Early Release/Advisory

Thursday- English/Metric Conversions

Friday- Quiz


September 6-9, 2016

Monday- Out

Tuesday- Career Planning

Wednesday- English/ Metric Conversions

Thursday- Eng/Metric Conversion

Friday- Conversion Lab


September 12-16, 2016

Monday- Study Guide

Tuesday- Steps to the Scientific Method

Wednesday- Metrics Test

Thursday- Vocabulary Review

Friday- Steps to the Scientific Method


September 19-23, 2016

Monday- Lab/ Toilet Paper Testing

Tuesday- Intro to Discovery Ed

Wednesday- Graphing Independent and Dependent Variables

Thursday- Graphing Independent and Dependent Variables

Friday- Graphing Review


September 26 - 30, 2016

Monday- Out

Tuesday- The Structure of the Atom/ Foldable

Wednesday-Determining the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons using the Atomic Number and Atomic Mass Number.

Thursday- PEN practice

Friday- Quiz  The Structure of an Atom


October 3-7, 2016

Monday- Activity/ Determine the Element

Tuesday- Notes/ Electrons and Energy Levels ( Retest - The Structure of the Atom)

Wednesday- Early Release

Thursday- Electrons and Energy Levels--- Career Fair

Friday- Snake Show--- Symbols to Words activity


October 10-14, 2016

Monday-Lab/ Electron Configurations Activity

Tuesday- Electron Configurations Activity - The Periodic Table Basics

Wednesday- Lewis Structures- Complete The Periodic Table Basics

Thursday- Arrangement of the Periodic Table- Families and Periods

Friday- Discovery Ed - Interactive Periodic Table  ( T- Chart) Element Groups/ Properties


October 17-21, 2016

Monday- Properties of Metals, Nonmetals, Metalloid.( Foldable)'

            Pre- AP - Aufbau Principle

Tuesday- Worksheet- Elements, Families, Dot Diagrams

            Pre- AP - Hund's Rule

Wednesday- Review of Arrangement of Periodic Table Worksheet

Thursday- Quiz

Friday- Physical and Chemical Changes

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October 24-28, 2016

Monday- Parent Teacher Conference

Tuesday- Questions- Physical and Chemical Changes

Wednesday- Lab-Ways to changes  the rate of a chemical reaction

Thursday- Three Types of Bonding

Friday- Video- Natural High- Red Ribbon Week


October 31- November 4, 2016

Monday- Lab- Flamin' Pumpkin

Tuesday- Law of Conservation of Mass

Wednesday- Advisory- Early Release

Thursday- Questions Pg 200

Friday- Sweet 16 of the Periodic Table


November 7-11, 2016

Monday- Lab- Law of Conservation of Mass

Tuesday- Ionic Bonding - Finding Charges for metals and nonmetals ( Bonding Basics)

Wednesday- Chemical Formulas and Naming Ionic Bonds

Thursday- Ionic bonds ( Criss-Cross Method)

Friday- Veteran's Day


November 14-18, 2016

Monday- Practice writing Chemical Formulas

Tuesday- Writing Chemical Equations with Transition Metals

Wednesday- Test 

Thursday- Lab- Chemical Reactions - Endothermic

Friday- Lab- Con't


November 28- December 2, 2016

Monday- Lab- Exothermic Reaction

Tuesday- Graphing Data from Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Wednesday- Writing Chemical Equations 

Thursday- Balancing Chemical Equations

Friday- Balancing Chemical Equations with Diatomic Molecules


December 5 - 10, 2016

Monday- Review Protons, Neutrons,and Electrons,                           Adv. - Balancing Chemical Equations

Tuesday- Review Groups, Periods, Dot Diagrams, Charges                Adv.- Balancing Synthesis and Decomposition Reactions

Wednesday- Deck the Halls - Christmas Chromatography

Thursday- Review Chemical Formulas                                            Adv. Polyatomic Ion Test

Friday- Study Guide for Semester Test                                            Adv. Types of Chemical Reactions/ Balancing Equations


January 4-6, 2017

Wednesday- Substances and Mixtures

Thursday- Colloids

Friday- Bad Weather


January 9-13, 2017

Monday- Solubility Lab

Tuesday- Graphing Solubility

Wednesday- Advisory

Thursday- Interpreting a Solubility Graph

Friday- Quiz


January 16-20, 

Monday- Out

Tuesday- Properties of Acids and Bases

Wednesday- Lab/ Exploring acids and bases

Thursday- Lab/ Neutralizing Acids

Friday- Complete Lab for Neutralizing Acids


January 23 -27, 2017

Monday- 

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January 30 - February 3, 2017

Monday-

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February 6-10, 2017

Monday-

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Wednesday- Interpreting Distance - Time Graphs

Thursday- Graphing

Friday- Quiz- Distance-Time Graphs


February 13-17, 2017

Monday- Calculating Acceleration

Tuesday- Lab/ Mousetrap Cars- Speed and Acceleration

Wednesday- Complete Lab and Graph Speed

Thursday- Design your own car and test for speed.

Friday- Graphing Acceleration


February 20-24, 2017

Monday- out

Tuesday- Interpreting Speed Time Graphs

Wednesday- Quiz on Speed Time Graphs

Thursday- Introduction to Momentum

Friday- 


February 27- March 3, 2017

Monday- Calculating Momentum

Tuesday- Lab/ Collisions

Wednesday- Advisory

Thursday- Describing the Law of Conservation of Momentum through collisions

Friday- Lab/ Calculating momentum by changing the mass of an object.


March 6- 10, 2017

Monday- Con't Lab

Tuesday- Questions 11-3

Wednesday- Study Guide - motion

Thursday- Review for Test

Friday- Test 


March 13-17, 2017

Monday- Redo Test for Motion

Tuesday- Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Wednesday- Spring Scale Activity and Gravitational Acceleration

Thursday- High School Registration

Friday- Four Year Plans


March 20-24, 2017

Monday- Lab- Friction

Tuesday- Lab- Air Resistance- Parachutes

Wednesday- Newton's Laws of Motion










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