8th Grade Science 1st 9 Week Term
8th Grade science 1st Nine Week Grading Period
Week 1 (Aug. 19-23) - On-Level Introductions, expectations and Unit 1: Lab safety.
Pre-AP - Introductions, expectations and Unit 1: Properties of Matter (lab safety integrated into lab instruction)
Monday, 8/19 - Class expectations; lab safety; emergency procedures
Pre-AP Class expectations, vocabulary, emergency procedures
Pre-AP: Density Lab
Wednesday, 8/21 - Zombie College Video: 5 rules of lab safety. Relate Zombie College rules to safety contract. *Lab Equipment and Safety Quiz Friday*
Pre-AP: Rainbow Density lab
Thursday, 8/22 - Material Safety Data Sheets (Sketch); MSDS activity. Lab Safety Quiz; MSDS-Analysis of Me (will accept on Mon, Aug. 26)
Pre-AP: Go With the Flow Viscosity lab
Friday, 8/23- QUIZ! Lab Safety and Vocabulary. Paraphrase Unit 2 Vocabulary.
Pre-AP: QUIZ! Lab Safety and Vocabulary. Graph Viscosity data.
Week 2 - Aug. 26-30 Vocab14.docx (alternative assignment)
Mon 8/26 - Finish paraphrasing Unit 2 Vocabulary. Intro Unit 2: Ecosystems; SDS Analysis of Me due. Proficiency Scales/Learning Goals. How Wolves Change Rivers video (chart biotic and aboitic factors)
IPC: Water is Wet lab (record observations)
Tues 8/27 - Pocket Mouse (in Google classroom).
IPC: Draw conclusions about properties of water from lab observations.
Wed 8/28 - Mutant Planet: Brazil's Cerrado. L4.11CMutantPlanetCerradoWS.docx Take notes: organisms, adaptations and causes
IPC: Google classroom assignment
Thurs 8/29 - Peppered Moths (Google Classroom)
IPC: Collect Phase change lab data while running It's just a phase PHET simulation in Google Classroom (answer questions at very end and on back of lab)
Fri 8/30 - Review Notes
IPC: Graph phase change data
Week 3: Sept. 3 - 6 *Unit 2 Test: Ecosystems next Friday Sep. 13*
proficiency scale: Proficiency Scale with examples. Ecology vocabulary (complete) here.
Mon 9/2 - Labor Day
Tues 9/3 - In-class Group project Day 1: Groups choose ecosystem for in-class projects. Find 7 abiotic factors and 17 biotic factors (organisms) in that ecosystem. Research competition between them.
Wed 9/4 - In-class Group project Day 2: Create graphic organizer showing competition between organisms for abiotic and biotic (food) factors. Use vocabulary terms to describe them.
Thurs 9/5 - In-class Group project Day 3: Finish presentations ready for Gallery Walks
Fri 9/6 - In-class Group project Day 4: Gallery walks: Evaluate all projects and turn in evaluation sheets. Human dependence/influence on Ocean systems
Week 4: Sep. 9-13
essential vocabulary: Vocab14.docx *Test Thursday 9/13*
Alternate Assignments for Unit 2: L6.11DTest5.pdf, 8.11C Quiz 6 MC Questions, 8.11D Quiz
Mon 9/9 - Gallery walks. Students evaluate other groups' projects and rate their own group members' level of group membership for 35% of the project grade (subject to interpretation by me, of course).
Tues 9/10 - Human impact on ocean systems. invasive species!
Wed 9/11 - Work on Unit 2 Study Guide: Ecosystems
Thurs 9/12 - Grade Unit 2 Study Guide: Ecosystems - Extra review here if needed. All Review Due tomorrow 9/13 Take them home to study. Turn in tommorow before test. Here is the key: Study Guide KEY
Fri 9/13 - Unit 2 Test: Ecosystems
Week 5: Sep. 16-20 *Unit 3A: Earth & Sun Test Tuesday 9/24*
Unit 3A proficiency scale #1: 8.7ASeasonScales.docx essential vocabulary: 1st list of 10 Terms Alternate Assignments for Unit 3: 5 MC Questions,
Extra resources for Unit 3A: Animation about day, night and seasons;
Mon 9/16 - Unit 2 Test Corrections. Intro Unit 3A: Sun/Earth/Moon Cycles. Vocabulary: 1st list of 10 Terms.
Tues 9/17 - Cornell Notes on this PowerPoint and this movie.
Wed 9/18 - Guided Reading Ch. 12-1.
Thurs 9/19 - BrainPop Quiz Seasons BrainPop Quiz: Sostice and Equinox. Grade quizzes in class today.
Fri 9/20 - Hand out study guide. Rotation & Revolution of the Earth around the Sun stations. TEST Tuesday.
Rotation/Revolution Test next Tuesday 9/24.
*Unit 3: Phases and cycles Projects (optional)
*Unit 3A Test (additional Review)
Unit 3 Resources: Moon Phase resource page Animation about day, night and seasons; animation about moon phases; Alt assignment
- New Huge link for Moon Phases resources.
Week 6: Sep. 23-27
Unit 3B proficiency scale B essential vocabulary: 1st list of 10 Terms Alternate assignment here. Alt Assignment link here.
*Unit 3: Phases and cycles Projects (optional) Due Monday October 1st.
Mon 9/23 - go over Study Guide. Interactive review for test tomorrow.
Tues 9/24 - Unit 3A Test: Rotation/Revolution. Test corrections.
Wed 9/25 - Finish Test Corrections. Moon Phases Notes. Visual Primer. BrainPop Quiz: Moon Phases.
Thur 9/26 - Moon shadows. Calender ws.
Fri 9/27 - Tides & Eclipses Notes.
Week 7: Oct. 1 - 5
projects are due Monday only. Anyone who shows me a project (in Google classroom, on their device, flashdrive, email, etc.) will have the option to take the best of the two grades between the project and any test from the first six weeks.
Resources: Seasons and Phases Review
Mon 10/1 - Predicting Lunar Phases (bad digital copy)
Tues 10/2 - Lab Station Review. [Topic C Review alternate for lab stations in class OR just extra help (check it with the answer key at the end of the document linked here)]
Wed 10/3 - FAIR DAY
Thur 10/4 - Unit 3B Test: Moon Cycles
Fri 10/5 - Test corrections. Unit 4 Intro: Climate
Week 8: Oct. 8 - 12 Unit 4 Exam Tuesday 10/16!
Unit 4 Test: Climate, Convection and Ocean Currents will be next Tuesday the 16th! Another short Unit, don't blink!
Mon 10/8 - Consolidate visual primers. Interactive Vocabulary. Guided Reading: GR11.2, GR11.3 and GR11.4. These will be your Cornell Notes on the chapters covered.
Tues 10/9 - Finish and suppliment Cornell Notes with Weather Presentation.
Wed 10/10 - Weather Maps and foldable.
Thur 10/11 - Lab demos: Weather and Ocean Currents. Graded Monday!
Fri 10/12 - Unit 4 Study Guide 2018 (classroom version, due Monday). . Graded Monday! (KEY for 2018 Study Guide here)
Week 9: Oct. 14 - 18
Unit 5 Resources:
Topic E Alternate assignments: 8.7.1ContDriftPlateTec.docx (use ppt above to fill in)
Pretest: Could parents pass it to get into the extension group? Give it a try and send it to me by paper, pic or scan. I'll grade it and let you know. (No Googling answers!)
Mon 10/14 - Go over/grade Reviews and Lab stations WS. (KEY for 2018 Study Guide here)
Tues 10/15 - Unit 4 Test: Climate
Wed 10/16 - Test Corrections. Unit 5 Picture Vocabulary: Tectonics
Thur 10/17 - New learning objective. Alfred Wegener song. Pangea webquest (Google Classroom).
Fri 10/18 - Finish webquests (grade Monday). Continue Picture Vocabulary
END OF NINE WEEK GRADING PERIOD