Mrs. Petit - Grade 8 Science

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Welcome to my website!  Here you will find homeworks assignments, classroom handouts/documents, supplemental notes, and much more!  Please take a few minutes to surf around the website and become comfortable with the format.  The tabs above will take you to the different pages.  At the beginning of each month I will post a "Monthy Update" that will give you a glimpse into what will be happening in the science classroom, so be sure to visit the site often!


 

September 2018 Update:

Welcome Back!  Students 1st day of school will be on Tuesday, August 28th!

We will be starting the year off by reviewing the process of scientific inquiry and testing different variables (amount of water, light, and soil type) to see how they affect the growth of different plants by using the "Growing Plant" Gizmo simulation in the classroom.  Different groups of students will test a different sets of variables and share their results with the class and also graph their group data.  Students in each grouping will identify the manipulated and responding variables for their specific experiment, as well as what the controlled variable was.  

Next, we will jump into "Matter" and begin to understand the differences between atoms, compounds, mixtures, and elements in the classroom by using and creating different models of each.  Students will create their own gumdrop models of an element, compound, and a mixture during a classroom lab activity.  More information regarding this will be coming home soon.  

 

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Grade 8 Science
Mountview Middle School
277 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, MA 01520