Physical Science

Ms. Cooper

This is my fourth year at CMS teaching Physical Science. I have a background in biology as well as grades 6-12 science education. I love all things science and look forward to a wonderful school year!

If you are absent, please check google classroom!

Class Codes 

Google Classroom codes: code provided in class

Remind: code provided in class


2022 - 2023 8th Grade Schedule

1st Period: 7:30 - 8:38

2nd Period: 8:40 - 9:48

3rd Period: 9:50 - 10:58

4th Period/Lunch: 11:00 - 12:43

5th/6th Period (Connections): 12:45 - 2:30

Course Sequence and Pacing Guide

As in high school, this course is divided into two semesters. Each semester consists of two 9-week grading periods. The general topics covered in each semester are as follows:

1st Semester: atoms and bonding, conservation of matter, properties of solutions, phases of matter and molecular motion, nuclear structure and radioactive decay

2nd Semester: motion and forces, energy, waves, electricity and magnetism

A detailed description of the standards can be found at

Grading categories

Each 9 weeks grade:

Each semester grade:

This is a high school course and can count for 1 of your 4 science credits required to graduate.
At the end of the year you will have the option to either Accept or Reject this class as credit for high school. Please keep this in mind and take this class seriously throughout the year. 

Class Information


- 3 ring binder with paper 

- Calculator (does not need to be a graphing calculator)

- Pens/pencils

- Colored pencils


- The easiest way to contact me is through email -

I respond to emails within 24 hours during the week. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns throughout the year.

- I will also send announcements, reminders about due dates and assessments, and other information via Remind. 

- Students MUST be enrolled in their correct google classroom for this class.
If you are absent please remember to check google classroom to see what we did in class.