Welcome to 8th Grade Science

With Mr. Valentine

This week students are looking at the results of their pathogens labs

Photos will be posted shortly!

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We are currently in our INFECTIOUS DISEASES UNIT!

Here are the standards:

  • Pathogens and Infectious Diseases -- how bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi can cause people to get sick and how diseases can be spread from person to person.
    1. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology -- How scientists can intentionally change the genetic information in organisms to suit human needs.

8.L.1 Understand the structure and hazards caused by agents of disease that effect living organisms.

8.L.1.1 Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites relating to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

8.L.1.2 Explain the difference between epidemic and pandemic as it relates to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease

8.L.2 Understand how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms.

8.L.2.1 Summarize aspects of biotechnology including: Specific genetic information available Careers Economic benefits to North Carolina Ethical issues Implications for agriculture

Intro: This is my 1st year at Culbreth Middle School and I'm excited about it. Previously I have taught 5th grade Science in Halifax, NC. I graduated with a degree in Education from Shaw University. Born and raised in Bronx, NY. Wanted to be a teacher since the age of 11 and love fulfilling my dream and helping others reach theirs on a daily basis. I look forward to working with my students at Culbreth and their families as we work towards becoming scientifically literate and practicing our science skills.