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8th grade science teacher


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Science 8

Eighth grade science focuses on Life Science. Students will explore cells, which are the building blocks for life. They will investigate the inside of cells as well as study the process of photosynthesis and respiration. They will learn to classify living organisms into the kingdoms. They will analyze the diversity of life by studying the characteristics that categorize animals into their phyla. The students will be led by the process of scientific inquiry to analyze ecosystems, biomes and communities. Students will learn to organize data in graphs and identify the relationships they indicate. Students will be led to use their data to draw a conclusion about relationships in the environment. Life science uses research, observation and experimentation to explain the living world.

future assignments

August 29 - Attendance, seats, rules, names
August 30 - pass out books, start ch. 1 - early explorers 
August 31 - two types of cells, prokaryotic and eukaryotic 
Sept. 1 - Cell parts
 
Sept 5 - cell parts, factory analogies, cell drawings  HW 1-1 ws 
Sept 6 - Ch.1-1 quiz, microscope day #1
Sept 7 - SLO test
Sept 8 - Cell Quiz #1, microscope day #2 
 
Sept 11 - Microscope day #3
Sept. 12 - Cell quiz #2 - finish notes, benefits of being multicellular, levels of organization
Sept. 13 - Cell quiz #3 - review for ch. 1 test
Sept 14 - Review for ch. 1 test
Sept. 15 - team building day
 
Sept. 18 - ch. 1 test 
Sept. 19 - Start ch. 2 (cell functions) 
Sept. 20 - photosynthesis vs. cellular respiration  
Sept.21 - Mitosis (steps) HW - ch.2 review
Sept.22 - Ch. 2-1, Ch.2-2 quiz 
 
Sept.25 - ch. 2 review
Sept. 26 - Ch. 2 test
Sept. 27 - Start ch.3 Heredity HW-family pedigree
Sept.28 - Medel's peas
Sept. 29 - Fundamentals of genetics... 
 
Oct. 2 - review ch. 2 - Current science article
Oct. 3 - Punnett squares HW-Punnett square practice
Oct. 4 - Punnet square practice  HW-Gradesheet parent sign and return
Oct. 5 - Punnet square quiz  Incomplete Dominance
Oct. 6 - Cootie bug construction  (DOUBLE BLOCK)
 
Oct. 9 - Cootie bug construction (DOUBLE BLOCK)
Oct. 10 - DNA and chromosome HW - Ch. 3 review 
Oct. 11 - DNA and sex chromosomes
Oct. 12 - Review ch. 3  (quiz)
 
Oct. 16 - Test ch. 3
Oct. 17 - start ch. 5 adaptations   HW - created animals
Oct. 18 - "Trials of Life" movie
Oct. 19 - adaptation animal presentations  -   Austrailian animals
Oct. 20 - evidences of evolution, evolutionary trees, WHALES 
 
Oct. 21 - evolutionary trees, evidence of change  HW-evolutionary trees
Oct. 22 - evolutionary tree quiz - Darwin's Voyage
Oct. 23 - DC trip - prehistoric animal research
Oct. 24 - DC trip - prehistoric animal research
Oct. 25 - DC trip - prehistoric animal research
 
Oct. 30 - Natural selection &  Natural selection explanations for questions   HW-5-2 #1-16
Oct. 31 - Natural selection explanations    HW - 5-2 #17-32
Nov. 1 - Natural selection quiz  #1 -   competition and speciation notes
Nov. 2 - Ch. 5 -  review 
Nov. 3 - Natural selection quiz #2 - Ch. 5 review
 
Nov. 6 - Natural selection worksheet practice  HW - bring a ball
Nov. 7 - No School
Nov. 8 - ch. 5 quiz and review
Nov. 9 - Ch. 5 Test
Nov. 10 - Start the Ball Olympics (explanations and planning) 
 
Nov. 13 - Ball Olympics events
Nov. 14 - Ball Olympics events
Nov. 15 - Ball Olympics events
Nov. 16 - Ball Olympics evens preparation for presentations
Nov. 17 - Ball Olympics presentations
 
Nov. 18 - The Peanut Gallery
Nov. 19 - Ball olympics presentations
Nov. 20 - Gizmo practice - Scientific Method
 
Nov. 28 - Scientific method - terms - HW- S.M. crossword
Nov. 29 - 7 up challenge experiment - spongebob practice
Nov. 30 - S.M. quiz #1  HW-S.M. practice
Dec. 1 - Gizmos   plant experiment 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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