Welcome to the Grade 8 Science Website!

About Ms. Mack-

I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and again in 2017 with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. This is my 7th year teaching and 6th year as the 8th grade science teacher at BMS! 

When I am not teaching I enjoy playing soccer, softball or hanging out at the beach (or any body of water). I have 3 sisters and 4 CATS named Nutmeg, Winnie, Binx and Theo, they will pop up often throughout our school year together!

In my senior year of college I was fortunate enough to participate in a field study abroad to Iceland! I spent 10 days travelling around the southern coast of Iceland to study the local geology because rocks, ROCK!!! 

Some of Ms. Mack's Favorites:

I look forward to our year of Science together!

Grade 8 Topics of Study-

Course Expectations & Guidelines-

Classroom Decorum & Behavioral Guidelines---

Proper behavior in the classroom is the norm, not the exception. There are 5 basic Guidelines:

Expanded Guidelines---

No whining-no excuses, all students are expected to give their best effort. 

Lab Safety Information-


Safety in the science classroom is 


CT Science Standards- Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


Crosscutting Concepts help students explore connections across the four domains of science.

When these concepts, such as “cause and effect”, can help students develop a coherent and scientifically-based view of the world around them.


Science and Engineering Practices describe what scientists do to investigate the natural world and what engineers do to design and build systems. Students engage in practices to build, deepen, and apply their knowledge of core ideas and crosscutting concepts.


Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) are the key ideas in science that have broad importance within or across multiple science or engineering disciplines. These core ideas build on each other as students progress through grade levels and are grouped into the following four domains: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering.