Welcome to LBMS 8th Grade Science!

 You will find all of the necessary links that we will be using this year for our upcoming units on
 Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy under "Classroom Links" to the left! These are also great links when reviewing material for an upcoming  
 assessment, projects or help with homework!
 Don't forget to check the homework page for updates!

Welcome to the 8th grade Science page! 

Hopefully, you have all had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to our work together.  We have a very full year ahead in which we will work diligently on Safety in the classroom, Chemistry, Physics and finish up with Astronomy.

Instructional materials used this year:
Prentice Hall, Physical Science: Concepts in Action with Earth and Space Sci Wysession - Frank - Yancopoulos

We are scheduled to have our MCAS exam in May and will review three solid years prior to that (last MCAS was given in grade 5).  Whew!  Sounds like a great deal of work - but together, we can do it!

Communication between school and home is crucial to the success of our students.  Please feel free at any time to contact me. 
The most efficient way to contact me is via email at dcourtois@nrsd.net.  You can also phone me at:  (978) 365-4558.

I look forward to a wonderful year with you all!


Diane Courtois, Gr. 8 Science

May at a Glance:

We have finished up with our Physics unit and are beginning our unit on Space.  We are starting a project that will reflect our knowledge on the various aspects of space - it will be a fun one!  We are going to be creating a portfolio to be used toward our job application for a Jr. Astronomer working for NASA!  We will be studying, reviewing, and showing our knowledge of the various planets in our solar system, the phases of the moon, variation of weight on each of these planets, constellations, sorting where other objects, such as comets and meteors are found, and lastly writing a business letter to apply for the position.  This will take approximately three weeks to complete and is a fun way to round out the year.

We will also be reviewing these last three years of science in preparation for our MCAS on May 18 and 19.  Whew!  We've still got a lot to do, but together we can do this!

Next up: MCAS review and SPACE!