8th Science

You be the Chemist team begins Tuesday 10/15. Junior High Science Olympiad Wednesday 10/16.

Theme of the Month:


Grade Categories and Weights:

Assignments: 20%

Textbook: 15%

Quizzes: 30%

Projects and Exams: 35%

Study Skills and Habits:

Click on the links below to review study habits, skills and methods for Junior High, high school and college.



Going Beyond:

Below is a website that students may explore to help with their studies. Students may turn in a summary paragraph about what they explored with the website address for additional credit of 1 to 5 points on the next quiz or test after they have finished exploring the website. For example: If a student took a quiz and scored 10 points out of a possible 15, this would be a 67%. However, if the student turned in a "Going Beyond" paragraph the student could potentially add to their grade and the student would receive a 68% to a 70%. Paragraphs should include a brief synopsis of what the student did and learned and make connections to how it is applied to what is being studied in classroom in classroom and show understanding of topic

Each page number will bring the students to different links they may choose from such as research, diagrams, games, videos etc on the topic listed. Students may choose any website from their grade. These "Going Beyond: points need to be done on a consistent basis to affect overall grade. As always, internet safety procedures with adult supervision should be practiced.

The directions to access these organized websites are the same for each grade level but page numbers will be different.

Address: www.usborne-quicklinks.com

1. In the Find your links search bar type Science as your key word

2. Click on Usborne Science Encyclopedia

3. Type in page number


8th: Atomic structure pg. 11; Molecules pg. 15; Solids, liquids, gases pg. 17; Changes of state pg. 19; The elements pg. 25; Elements in the Earth pg. 27; The periodic table pg. 29; Metals pg. 30; Groups of metals pg. 33; Alloys pg. 34; Hydrogen pg. 47; The halogens pg. 49; Carbon pg. 51; Sulfur pg. 54; Phosphorus pg. 56; Mixtures pg. 59; Compounds pg. 67; Bonding p. 69; Chemical reactions pg. 77; Oxidation and reduction pg. 81; Salts pg. 89; Organic chemistry pg. 93; Polymers and plastics pg. 101

Click here to access the graphic organizers.

Weekly Agenda:

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