Welcome to Grade 8 SciencePlease check the classroom calendar on the left for daily assignments listed! Also check out the helpful websites page for some great games and resources!Wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze and stay safe!As of Aprl 14, 2020 Assignments will be located in one of two websites:Pearson Realize and Google Classroom.Be sure to sign up to Google Classroom using the code I sent in Remind!Mrs. PaoliniRoom 218826-7213 ext 218Please note ALL Pearson assignments can be completed at home if not completed in lab period! ALL Students know how to access Pearson Online.Simply go to the school home page to access Pearson Realize.Please read below for important due datesand class information!April 2020The 8th Grade survey has been tallied!!! You will see the final results in the yearbook! Woo hoo!!Thank you to all who completed it on time!4/6 You should still be working in your 2019 Grade 8 NYS Science Test packet. You can either write in the packet or create a google doc to write your answers in. I will check all of the work when we get back.
- If you sent me screenshots of previous work, I have already put the grades in. Any Pearson activities that you may have gone back and completed should also be in Powerschool at this point.
- If you still have work to make up from 3rd Qtr, please make sure to send me a screenshot by Wed 4/8, so I can get it graded on time!
- And lastly for today....as per the Governor, we will be "working" through Easter Break. I will have assignments listed for each day on google classroom starting on APRIL 13! I can NOT stress enough the importance of you signing up and completing the assignments by their due dates!
4/14 Daily HW Slides ~ I will post the assignment details along with the google doc on Google Classroom on 4/14.
4/14-4/17 Bill Nye Video and Rube Goldberg Machines ~ I will post the assignment details along with the WS on Google Classroom on 4/14.
4/20-4/24 Topic 7 Lesson 1~ I will post the assignment details along with the WS on Google Classroom on 4/20. All directions for Lesson 1 are on the WS (google doc that you will modify and submit)March 20203/13 Science Work that was sent home on 3/13Videos for Astronomy topics:BrainPop titles include: Solar System, Phases of the Moon, and EclipsesStudy Jams titles include:Solar System videosDucksters Astronomy Page click on the videos at the bottom of the page to learn more about astronomy topics
Work being sent home on Simple Machines Simple Machinesto complete if we are out for an extended time. You alreadyhave work for Days 1-10.Videos for Work, Power and Machines topics:BrainPop titles include:Motion, Forces and Time videos on machines, work and powerStudy Jams Force and Motion: Simple Machines videoDucksters Physics Videos click on the videos at the bottom of the page to learn more about work, power and machines topicsReview for NYS Grade 8 Science Test (written test June 1)Some of the content on this test hasn't been reviewed yet. We will still be reviewingEarth Science and Life Science topics. You have already learned the topics in grades5-7. Answer the questions you know, try to figure out the ones you are unsure of.Don't look up the answers. Star the ones you guessed on. Annotate! Use your testtaking strategies! We will go over the questions when we get back and we'll use theresults to figure out what to reteach during Science lab and Intervention.3/17 Happy St. Patrick's DayWho wants to live 1 million years? (evolution game)February 20202/4 Parent - Teacher Conferences 11am-7pm2/12 $1 Dress Down for Bald 4 Bucks2/14 2nd Quarter Awards AssemblyPearson Activities due (Electricity & Magnetism)PTO Sponsored Dress Down Day2/26 Test on Electricity & Magnetism Study Guide with answers (we are working on this in class on 2/12 and 2/13)2/28 8th Grade Baby Picture due (optional) for yearbookTown Hall and Spirit Day (wear your Teal SBCS Spirit Day shirt)January 20201/27 Bill Nye Waves Video watch and complete the video worksheet. Be sure to hand in the worksheet when you are done. It is due by the end of the lab period!1/13 Class Notes on Heat Temperature and Heat PPT we will be using the powerpoint to create two column notes, poster, brochure and/or flip book1/16 Bill Nye Heat1/10-1/15 Bill Nye Heat video completed in lab period1/9 Chapter 4 Test ~ Use the Unit 4 Quizlet to help review vocabulary!Review sheet to be handed out in class on 1/3.Be sure to study Unit 4 Packet: Vocabulary, Types of Reactions, Counting Atoms and Bonding. Balancing Equations will be extra credit, so as long as you can count the total number of atoms in the reactants and the products you are OK!December 201912/2 Drawing Atomic Models PPT from class12/4 Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt HW Due12/4 Completed in class: Poster of the Periodic Table Basics(use the Periodic Table PowerPoint or your textbook to create a poster) I am collecting the poster on 12/10 as a Quiz grade! You had 2 class periods to complete the poster!Your poster MUST include:1. Definition and description of
- If you have access to Pearson online from home, I will assign the eText. You do NOT have to complete the text questions online, you can write in your workbook.
- Past Pearson assignments (Balanced & Unbalanced Forces , Falling for Velocity and Mass, Force and Motion) will also be opened up again, so you can complete them if necessary.
2. General location and description of
3. Location and general characteristics and at least 3 examples of:
- Alkali Metals
- Alkaline Earth Metals
- Transition Metals
- Other Metals
- Noble Gases
Add some color, make it look nice!12/6 Bill Nye Atoms and Molecules Video watch the video, complete the Bill Nye the Science Guy: Atoms and Molecules worksheet and hand in for a classwork grade!12/10 Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table Vocabulary Testuse Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table Quizlet to review AS WELL AS THE REVIEW SHEET HANDED OUT IN CLASS Review Sheet with ANSWERS HIGHLIGHTED12/11 Dichotomous Key of 10 Elements Project (Test Grade) Duecompleted in class during 2 lab periods 12/2-12/115 week grades close on 12/11. Reports will be sent home on 12/13!12/13 Pearson Build an Atom due (go online and complete during lab period~ you already had 2 lab periods to work on this assignment)November 201911/1 Acids and Bases Study Jams Video and Acids and Bases BrainPOP Video and pH Scale BrainPOP VideopH of a Substance Poster Project (due 11/8): Using the information from the videos listed above as well as the textbook, create a poster that contains:
- definitions for acids, bases, indicator, neutral, pH, neutralization
- at least 3 characteristics (each) of acids and bases
- at least 3 examples (each) of acids and bases
- at least 3 (each) uses of acids and bases
- a picture of the pH scale, labeled with at least 7 substances (3 acids, 3 bases and 1 neutral)
- don't forget your name!
- you will have time in class on 11/1 as well as lab period, this will be a quiz grade! Do your best work!
11/9 pH Quizlet to review for quiz on FRIDAY 11/16
11/11 No School Veteran's Day
11/14 Parent-Teacher Conferences in SBCS Large Gym 11am-7pm
11/15 Pearson Realize assignments, “Properties and Uses of Acids and Bases” and “Acid Rain,” are due TODAY!
11/15 Quiz on pH of Substances pH Review Sheet with Answers
11/22 Quiz today on Atoms
- location, charge and approximate mass of
- electrons, protons and neutrons
- atomic number remains the same because protons and electrons don't change
- atomic mass changes because the number of neutrons change
also Pearson Realize assignment, “Acids and Bases in Careers,” is due TODAY!
11/27 Half Day for Students Town Hall & First Quarter Awards Assembly
11/28-11/29 No School Thanksgiving BreakOctober 201910/8 8th Grade Teeshirt and Sweatshirt Orders due (approximate 2-3 week processing, order submitted on 10/11)10/10 Test: Mass, Volume & Density Review Sheet ANSWERS10/11 Fall Fest10/12 Mrs. Paolini's Birthday10/18 Progress Reports sent home with students10/21 Matter Quizlet (Matter Unit Test on 10/31)10/28 Matter Unit Test Review Sheet will be given out in class (Topics: Mass, Voume, Density, Phases and Phase Changes, Pure Substances & Mixtures, and Solubiluty) Matter Unit Test Review Sheet Answers10/31 Fall Fling Dance 1:45-3:15 pm (see permission slip sent home on 10/18)September 20199/4 signed Policies and Procedures due9/5 outline due for Science Skills Essay (started in class on 9/4)3 science skills you use in everday life~ for examplewe measure when cooking or taking medicineVocabulary for Crossword Puzzle9/6 Metric System video Study Jams VideoMythbusters Click Here for video watch the video andcomplete the worksheet for one of the myths that arecompleted9/9 Science Skills Essay due9/13 Quiz #1 Science Skills (variables, graphing and safety)August 20198/29 welcome new and returning studentssigned Policies & Procedures due 9/48/30 Bioglyphs completed in class, if you were absentplease see me during Advisory on 9/3 to complete