GSA 8th Grade Physical Science

Mr. Martin

Welcome 8th Grade students and parents! This is your Science class site for 2020-2021

On this site you will find "about" information for your science class as well as contact information for teachers

About me:

Mr. Martin


This is my second year teaching at Gateway Science Academy. I started teaching in 2016 and have certification to teach Science grades 5 through 9. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from State University of New York and Master's Degree in Education from Fontbonne University. I enjoy guiding students in discovering the wonders of science and helping them achieve growth and success in middle school.

I have been married for 10 years, have 2 cats (Bella and Jenkins) and have many hobbies. I enjoy Music, Film Making, Photography, Aquariums, Foosball, Electronics, Cooking and Traveling.

8th Grade Physical Science:

This year in Science we will be covering Atoms and Molecules, the Periodic Table, Chemical Reactions, Temperature and Heat, Electricity and Magnetism, Newton's Forces, Light and Sound Waves, and Gravity. In our class we learn through real world examples and build problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students will choose their own Science Fair Project, design and build experiments to test their hypothesis. Click below for the entire 8th Grade Physical Science Syllabus.

ELearning Daily Schedule:

Teacher ELearning Schedule:

School Supplies:

Below is the full list of supplies required not only for Science class, but for all 8th grade classes.

    • 1 box of 12 skinny markers

    • 1 box of 24 colored pencils

    • 1 package blue or black ink pens

    • Pencils and sharpener if using wooden

    • 1 pencil pouch or pencil box·

    • 1 large glue stick

    • 5 subject notebook

    • Folders for each class

    • Small dry erase board

    • Dry erase markers

    • Scissors

    • Headphones or Earbuds (Compatible with the Chromebook) (recommended)

    • 1 Daily/Weekly Student Planner/Agenda Book (highly recommended)

    • TI-84 Graphing Calculator (Elite Math only)

    • Package of white paper

    • 1 metric ruler (both centimeters and inches is fine)

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