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8th grade science teacher


Please feel free to e-mail me at chad.coler@fieldlocalschools.org

Science 8

Eighth grade science focuses on Life Science.  It will focus on genetics and the principle of Natural Selection as a mode of adaptation development.  Eighth grade science will also delve into geological processes such as plate tectonics, erosion, and deposition.  The year will end with forces and motion.  We will explore concepts such as magnetism, laws of motion, and forces.

future assignments

August 28-rules, seats, names, and planners
August 29-pass out books - start ch.1  HW- p.11 #1,5  p.26 #1,2,9
August 30 - Microscopes day #1 (look at hair, t.p.)
August 31 - Microscopes day #2 (look at protozoans) - start DNA
 
Sept. 4 - Start Ch.2 DNA - chromosomes - mitosis  (p. 7,8 note drawings) 
Sept. 5 - Onion root drawings (mitosis)  HW-ch.1, ch.2 review
Sept. 6 - finish microscope drawings (onion root cells) - start meiosis
Sept. 7 - Quiz (chromosomes, mitosis)    review for test
 
Sept. 10 - review for ch. 1,2,meiosis test
Sept. 11. - ch. 1,2 meiosis test
Sept. 12 - Start ch. 3 genetics   students look at individual traits   HW-family pedigree
Sept. 13 - Mendel's peas
Sept. 14 - Team Building Day 
 
Sept. 17 - Dominant vs. Recessive genes (fundamentals of genetics)
Sept. 18 - Punnett square, probabilities  (Family pedigree HW due)
Sept. 19 - Punnett square practice  HW-3-1ws
Sept. 20 - Punnett square Quiz,...  imcomplete dominance
Sept. 21 - Cootie Bug creation  (Double Block  periods 1,3,8)
 
Sept. 24 - Cootie Bug creation  (Double Block periods 2,4,9)
Sept. 25 - chromosomes, DNA  HW-ch. 3 review
Sept. 26 - Gizmo - mouse heredity
Sept. 27 - Ch. 3 review   Punnett Square Quiz #2
Sept. 28 - Ch. 3 quiz   review
 
Oct. 1 - Ch. 3 review
Oct. 2 - Ch. 3 test
Oct. 3 - Start ch. 5 adaptations   HW-Adaptation Animals
Oct. 4 - Trials of Life - "Hunting and Escaping" movie
Oct. 5 - present Adaptation Animals  Magazine article "Austrailias Amazing Animals"
 
Oct. 8 - Evidences of evolution , evolutionary trees   HW-evolutionary trees 
Oct. 9 - Whale evolution steps, evidences of evolution
Oct. 10 - Darwins voyage, Darwins observations (finches)   Evolutionary Tree quiz #1   HW-5-2ws
Oct. 11 - Natural Selection (group assignment and work on presentations)  Evolutionary Tree quiz #2
 
Oct. 15 - Review Ch. 5  questions
Oct. 16 - Natural Selection questions (group)
Oct. 17 - Natural Selection quiz #1  Speciation
Oct. 18 -  Review questions in notes, review for ch. 5 test Natural Selection quiz #2
Oct. 19 -  Quizziz Ch.5...  review
 
Oct. 22 - Ch. 5 Test    HW - bring a ball
Oct. 23 - Ch. 5 Gizmo (Natural Selection)
Oct. 24 - D.C. Trip
Oct. 25 - D.C. Trip
Oct. 26 - D.C. Trip 
 
Oct. 29 - The Ball Olympics preparation for events
Oct. 30 - The Ball Olympics sign-ups and start events
Oct. 31 - The Ball Olympics events
Nov. 1 - Scientific Method  terms, steps
Nov. 2 - The Ball Olympics events
 
Nov. 7 - Ball Olympics events - prep. for presentations
Nov. 8 - Ball Olympics presentations
Nov. 9 - Ball Olympics presentations 
 
Nov. 12 - 7-up challenge - finish scientific method terms
Nov. 13 - Spongebob questions #1-2   HW-scientific method practice (crossword)
Nov. 14 - Scientific Method quiz #1  Spongebob questions #3-7
Nov. 15 - Scientific Method quiz #2   practice questions and review
Nov. 16 - Gizmo plant experiment
 
Nov. 19 --review for Scientific Method test  HW-finish spongebob questions
Nov. 20 - Scientific Method Test
Nov. 21 - article summaries
 
Nov. 27 - Start Energy, Forces, and Motion Investigation 2 - motion, speed, velocity
Nov. 28 - acceleration (positive and negative)  Start speed experiment #1,2,3
Nov. 29 - speed experiment #1,2,3
Nov. 30 - current science review
 
Dec. 3 - Finish Exp. 1,2,3 graphs
Dec. 4 - speed quiz   start acceleration
Dec. 5 - types of forces, Net Forces  HW-net forces WS
Dec. 6 - Balanced vs. Unbalanced forces
Dec. 7 - Weight vs. Mass 
 
Dec. 10 - Gizmo (weight and mass)
Dec. 11 - Newton's Laws of Gravity
Dec. 12 - Quizziz Investigation 2 - review for test
Dec. 13 - Investigation 2 test
Dec. 14 - Start Magnetism Inv. 3
 
Dec. 17 - Experiment - forces of magnetism
Dec. 18 - Investigation 4 - Newton's first and second law
Dec. 19 - Force = Mass x Acceleration practice   HW-f=ma practice
Dec. 20 - Exam review  Cells Ch.1  F=MxA quiz
Dec. 21 - assemblies 
 
Jan. 7 - semester exam review  cells ch. 1, ch.2, meiosis in class  HW-Scientific Method review
Jan. 8 - cells ch. 3 review   HW - Energy, Force, and motion Inv. 3,4
Jan. 9 - semester exam review
Jan. 10 - cells Ch. 5 review   HW - Energy, Force, and motion Inv. 2
Jan. 11 - Semester exam review
 
Jan. 14 - science semester exam
Jan. 15 - Fan car experiment  F=MxA
Jan. 16 - Finish Fan Car experiment   start Newton's Third Law
Jan. 17 - Start energy...   Work and Kinetic Energy
 
Jan. 23 - Ball Drop experiment...  G.P.E. practice
Jan. 24 - RSVP
Jan. 25 - RSVP
 
Jan. 28 - Review KE and GPE problems HW-KE problems
Jan. 29 - Practice KE and GPE problems - other forms of energy 
Jan. 30 -
Jan. 31 -
Feb. 1 - practice KE and GPE problems
 
 
Feb. 4 - Other forms of energy
Feb. 5 - energy transformations
Feb. 6 - test review  HW-kinetic and potential energy worksheet
Feb. 7 - Quizizz inv. #3,4,5,6
Feb. 8 - Test inv. #3,4,5,6
 
Feb. 11 - conservation of energy  -momentum
Feb. 12 - finish notes, momentum problems
Feb. 13 - car crash lab
 
Feb. 19 - open note test inv. 7 - review session
Feb. 20. - Quizizz Inv. 7 - practice problems
Feb. 21 - Exploring earth 2-1 - Layers of earth, earth's structure
Feb.22 - Exploring earth 2-2 structure of the earth
 
Feb. 26 - Layers of earth HW- review
Feb. 27 - review Exploring earth 2-1
Feb. 28 - Test  Exploring earth ch.2
Mar. 1 - mapping landforms exploration
 
Mar. 4 - Evidences of Plate tectonics - 
Mar. 5 - Oceanic Sea Floor Spreading 
Mar. 6 - Plate Boundaries (types)  *manipulatives 
Mar. 7 - Plate Tectonics  Gizmo
Mar.8 - review sheets for Ch.7-3
 
Mar. 11 - Plate Boundary Manipulatives Quiz
Mar. 12 - Plate boundary quiz (paper-pencil)  *forces of plate movement
Mar. 13 - Forces that create plate motion
Mar. 14 - AIR practice questions - review for Ch. 7 test
Mar. 15 - Ch. 7 test review
 
Mar. 18 - ch. 7 test review  HW-prehistoric animal research
Mar. 19 - Ch. 7 test 
Mar. 20 - Start ch. 10  Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism
Mar. 21 - fossil activity, assemble
Mar. 22 - Dodge ball assembly 
 
Apr. 1 - Fossil types, formations
Apr. 2 - Fossil ID activity - relative dating
Apr. 3 - Relative Dating, rock sequencing  HW-Rock Sequence
Apr. 4 - Rock Sequencing quiz #1    Absolute dating
Apr. 5 - Rock Sequencing quiz #2    absolute vs. relative dating
 
Apr. 8 - Ch. 10 review
Apr. 9 - Ch. 10 review 
Apr. 10 - Ch. 10 test
Apr. 11 - Ch. 6  Erosion and Deposition 
Apr. 12 - stream and river erosion and formation 
 
Apr. 15 - Gizmo - river erosion
Apr. 16- tower builder exercise
Apr. 17 - tower builder exercise
Apr. 18 - Mass Wasting - landslides, creeps
 
Apr. 22 - AIR practice test
Apr. 23 - AIR review (mitosis, Natural Selection)
Apr. 24 - AIR review (Genetics)
Apr. 25 - AIR review (force and motion)
Apr. 26 - AIR review (geology)
 
Apr. 29 - AIR practice test
Apr. 30 - science AIR test
May 1 - science AIR test
May 2 - ch. 6 review
May 3 - Ch. 6 review
 
May 6 - Ch. 6 test (open note)
May 8 - Start ch. 11 - time of life on earth
May 9 - Geologic time scale (practice)
May 10 - Gizmos are due (erosion) - quiz over ch.11
 
May 13 - Maplewood visit
May 14 - High School visit - elections
May 15 - Finish ch. 11 notes, watch "How the Earth was Made"
May 16 - University Hospital Field Trip
May 17 - Job Shadow Day
 
May 20 - Review for ch. 11 Test
May 21 - Ch. 11 test
May 22 - Start review for Semester Exams
May 23 - Job Shadow Day interview Day
May 24 - Tri-board Job Shadow Day grading day
 
May 28 - Semester Exam review - Force and Motion Ch. 5,6,7  HW-exploring earth ch. 2
May 29 - Geologic Changes ch.7
May 30 - Geologic Changes ch. 10
May 31 - Exploring Earth ch.6
 
June 1 - Semester Exam review
June 2 - Science semester exam
June 3 - Graduation practice
June 4 - 8th grade commencement 
 
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