8th Grade Students and Parents:
As many of you know, we have spent the better part of the first two months of the year working on an overarching project theme entitled "To Infinity & Beyond." We have built rockets, roller coasters & potato cannons, explored the metric system, considered fundamental measurements and the units we use to quantify them, and explored fundamental laws of the universe during in-depth studies of motion, forces, and energy.
Students are currently working on their capstone projects, which consist of a five paragraph technical paper on a scientific concept related to their project, the design and implementation of an experiment that tests a hypothesis, the construction of a contraption that demonstrates important physics concepts, and a creative component consisting of an illustration, poem or creative writing piece capable of bringing the scientific concept to life. All components of the project are due Friday, March 16th and must be turned in on time if student hope to receive full credit.
Students are also spending classroom work-time correcting tests, making up missing assignments, and continuing to improve their comprehension of the physical universe as we know it. Please take some time to look through your students' grades by logging into PowerSchool (http://www.fwsbpowerschool.org/public/
) and reviewing what assignments need to be finished or improved by your students.
A summary of "To Infinity & Beyond's" components can be found by clicking on the following link