8th Grade Science - Physics -

News

Summaries

Units

of Study

Syllabus

 

Classwork:

Week 1: Unit 0 

Date      Activity                

Mon 8/12        No School

Tue 8/13         No School

Wed 8/14        No School 

Thur 8/15       #001 First Day of School - Website, Syllabus, and Phenomena

Fri 8/16         #002 Get to know your teacher and classmates

Week 2: Unit 0 

Homework Due 8/23: Sign and Submit Syllabus

Date      Activity                

Mon 8/19        #003 Customize Sketch Journals

Tue 8/20        #004 Rubric (pg. 1), Phenomenal Notebooks (pg. 2), & Self Diagnostic (pg. 3)

Wed 8/21        #005 Social, Emotional, and Physical Needs (pg. 4)

Thur 8/22       #006 What is Scientific Literacy? (pg. 5)

Fri 8/23         #007 Scavenger Hunt, Classroom Quiz, Class Raffle

Week 3: Unit 0 

Homework Due 8/30: News Summary

Date      Activity                

Mon 8/26        #008 Scientific Literacy blog

Tue 8/27         #009 "Classroom Needs" Group Posters

Wed 8/28        #010 Comment on Blogs, Finish Posters, Practice News Summaries

Thur 8/29       #011 Unit 0: Space Wellness (pg. 6), Animals in Space Reading (Pgs. 7-8)

Fri 8/30         #012 News Summary Presentations

Week 4: Unit 0 

Homework Due 9/06 Google Class Survey #1

Date      Activity                

Mon 9/02        Holliday - no school

Tue 9/03         #013 Animals in Space pgs. 7-8

Wed 9/04        #014 Graphic Notes pgs. 9-10

Thur 9/05       #015 Lander Lab pgs. 11-12

Fri 9/06         #016 Experience Life in Space pg. 13

Week 5: Unit 1 

Homework Due 9/13 News Summary #2

Date      Activity                

Mon 9/09        #017  Self Assess Rubric pg. 14 & Unit 1 Title page 14-15

Tue 9/10         #018 Sub Day Scholastic News / Polish up Journal

Wed 9/11        #019 Pop Quiz (open notes)

Thur 9/12       #020 Cup and String lab pg. 16

Fri 9/13         #021 Presentations in the Park

Week 6: Unit 1 

Homework Due 9/20 Survey #2 and Field Trip Forms

Date      Activity                

Mon 9/16        #022 Glass Bottle Music Lab pg. 17

Tue 9/17         #023 Tuning Fork Lab pg. 18

Wed 9/18        #024 Sound Waves performed by Mr. Kornfeld

Thur 9/19       #025 Reading on the Ear pg. 19-20

Fri 9/20         #026 Anatomy of the Ear Sketch Notes pg. 21

Week 7: Unit 1 

Homework Due 9/27 News Summary #3

Date      Activity                

Mon 9/23       #027 Wave Demo pg. 22 

Tue 9/24         #028 Animals Predicting Disasters pgs. 23-24

Wed 9/25        #029 Homemade Record Lab pg. 25

Thur 9/26       #030 Fundamentals of a Wave pgs. 26-27

Fri 9/27         #031 Presentations at the Park 

Week 8: Unit 1 

Homework Due 10/4 Survey #3

Date      Activity                

Mon 9/30        #032 Modeling Mediums pgs. 28-29

Tue 10/01        #033 Ziploc Bag Lab pg. 30

Wed 10/02       #034 Vacuum Bell Jar Demo pg. 31, pass out Exam Guide

Thur 10/03      #035 Crash Landing Plan pgs. pg. 32-33

Fri 10/04        #036 Marine Mammal Center Lab #2 - Animal Pelts/Charting Migration

Week 9: Unit 1 

Exam Week - No Homework Due

Date      Activity                

Mon 10/07       #037 Polish up Journal, Study Session

Tue 10/08        #038 Exam Units 0-1

Wed 10/09       #039 Marine Mammal Lab #1 Photos

Thur 10/10      #040 Marine Mammal Lab #3 Lab Salinity and Ph Scale

Fri 10/11         #041 Planet Earth 2, Exam Review

Week 10: Unit 2 

Journal Collection Week - No Homework Due

Date      Activity                

Mon 10/14       #042 Marine Mammal Lab #4 Blood Diagnosis

Tue 10/15        #043 Marine Mammal Lab #5 Reading Patient Charts

Wed 10/16       #044 Marine Mammal Lab #5 Presenting Patient Charts

Thur 10/17      #045 Marine Mammal Center Day 1 Field Trip

Fri 10/18         #046 Marine Mammal Center Day 2 Field Trip

Week 11: Unit 2 

Homework due: News Summary #4

Date      Activity                

Mon 10/21       #047 Unit 2 set up, Self Diagnostic 2.0 pgs. 34-35

Tue 10/22        #048 Light Behavior and Optical Illusion Lab pgs. 36-37

Wed 10/23       #049 EM Spectrum pg. 38

Thur 10/24      #050 EM Sketch Notes pg. 39

Fri 10/25         #051 News Summary Presentations

Week 12: Unit 2 

Homework due: Survey #4

Date      Activity                

Mon 10/28       #052 Concave and Convex pg. 40

Tue 10/29        #053 Spectrometers pg. 41

Wed 10/30       #054 Prism Lab pg. 42

Thur 10/31      #055 Ghost Flag and Ghost Lab pg. 43

Fri 11/01         #056 Rainbow Reading pg. 44

Week 13: Unit 2-3 

Homework due: News Summary #5

Date      Activity                

Mon 11/04       #057 Unit 1-2 Poster Collage

Tue 11/05       #058 Exam Unit 2

Wed 11/06       #059 Unit 1-2 Poster Collage / Test Review

Thur 11/07      #060 Start Unit 3: Forces and Motion pg. 45

Fri 11/08         #061 News Summary Presentations

Week 14: Unit 3 

Homework due: Survey #5

Date      Activity                

Mon 11/11       No school (Veterans Day)

Tue 11/12       #062 Law #1 Inertia pg. 46

Wed 11/13       #063 Tablecloth Challenge pg. 47

Thur 11/14      #064 Law #2 F=ma pg. 48

Fri 11/15         #065 Bouncy Ball Lab pg. 49

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