Grade 8 Science

In this page you will find all the slides and handouts from the Grade 8 Science program. Students are encouraged to review their notes and handouts before any quiz, tests or in-class assessments. Students are also encouraged to read the important announcements on this page for any updates on quiz dates, assignment due dates or test dates.

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Units of Study:
What is BYOD?

In the PDSB, we practice a policy called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). This is a policy which allows students to bring digital devices to school for the purposes of enhancing their learning. While inside the classroom, students are subject to the rules of the classroom when using their digital devices. At teacher directed times, students may use their devices as tools for learning. Students will be responsible for their digital devices and the school will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged devices. While students are invited to use their own digital devices, classrooms will provide digital learning devices should students need them.

What is a Flipped Classroom?

This class will be using a technique called a flipped classroom where traditional “homework” and classroom “instruction” are switched in their roles. Students will be responsible for reading through classroom material online through the in class website as “homework” and while in class they will practice those concepts through activities, problems, textbook questions. Therefore students are responsible for reading the material and bringing any questions that they have to class as their “homework”. If students require an alternate way to access the learning material at home, they are advised to inform the instructor.

Science Journals

Students will be completing weekly science journals online through the Google Apps website. They will be responsible for reading a problem, article or question and responding to it every two weeks. Their responses will be graded and will be part of the final grade assessment. Students may also respond by posing questions to other students, commenting on other ideas and linking other articles or websites with different perspectives.  Student responses will be graded on the following criteria:

·         Content and substance

·         Connections made

                                ·       Application of concept 

Science Show and Tell