Mrs. Ford - 8th Grade Science
This course encompasses an integrated approach to science as reflected by the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards. Our emphasis is on “doing” science rather than “memorizing” scientific facts. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for authentic inquiry to mimic the world of real science. Throughout the year, students may be asked to complete projects that demonstrate key class concepts. This may require students to bring some common, household materials from home. Please notify us should there be a problem in obtaining materials. The individual units covered this year are broken down as follows: science and engineering skills; waves; motion, forces, and energy; astronomy; earth’s history; evolution and human impact on ecosystems.
Google Classroom is our digital learning environment. It is a blended learning platform for schools that simplifies creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. Each student will be enrolled in a Google Classroom. The majority of assignment links will be located here.
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A safety quiz will be given on Monday, August 19, 2019. Students must pass with at least n 80% to be eligible for labs. It may be retaken as many time as necessary to achieve this score.