Mrs. Tingle’s 8th Grade Science Syllabus
Welcome to 8th grade Science! This year we will explore the mysteries of our Earth and universe—past, present and future. This syllabus is meant to inform you about what to expect for this class. After reading this together (parent/guardian and student), please fill-out and sign the bottom slip and return it to class within one week.
Instructor Information and Communication:
Please feel free to contact me at any point during the school year with any questions or concerns. I am able to meet with you to answer any questions or give extra help before or after school; however, please make arrangements ahead of time to ensure that I am available.
School: 228-769-3353 (Please note that I will not be able to answer calls during instructional time)
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Course Description and Goals:
This year we will be focusing on Physical, Earth and Life Sciences. Throughout the year we will integrate the practice and nature of science and engineering with our other topics and learn these concepts in our science context. The following is a summary of what students will come to understand.
ELEMENTS & CHEMICALS
MIXTURES, ACIDS & BASES
STARS & GALAXIES
PLATE TECTONICS, EQS & VOLCANOES, WEATHER
HEREDITY, HUMAN BODY
This year we will use the textbook: Integrated Science
Materials for Class:
One 3 ring notebook (ok to share with other classes
place student's name on the following:
One PLASTIC 3 pronged folder exclusive FOR LAB highlighters
I have high expectations for all students and expect everyone’s personal best, and I believe all students can reach their desired grade through hard work! The grading scale is as follows:
A: 100-93% A-: 92-90
B: 89-85% B-: 84-80
F: 69% and below
Assessments: You will usually have 30+ assignments per 9 weeks
12% Class work
I expect students to do all homework assignments and to turn them in on time. All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period. Grading scale-
100 if on time and complete/correct
-10 PTS taken off each day late UNTIL day 5.
-5 PTS for NO NAME
KEEP UP WITH HOMEWORK. I will not be chasing after you this year!!
Work that was assigned before you were absent should be ready to be turned in upon arrival back to school. You will be given 2 days to make up any work that was assigned when you were absent. Please check in the “ABSENT TRAY”. It is the student’s responsibility to check on any missed work and to make-up all learning and assignments on time.
-Be kind and respectful to all others and equipment.
-Always do your personal best.
-Raise your hand to move about the room.
-Be prepared for class: ready to learn, on-time, with materials and completed assignments.
-Abide by all school and classroom policies and procedures.
Students are expected to follow all school and classroom expectations. The first violation will result in a reminder and continuing offenses can result in detentions, a meeting with the teacher, a phone call home, and/or a referral.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM & IPADS:
Students will be trained on the different accounts, usage, storage, internet etiquette, blogging, apps, imovie, quizlet, ebooks, and much more.
ALL STUDENTS NEED GOOGLE EMAILS/PASSWORDS.
We will also be turning in MANY assignments online as well as communicating with fellow peers. We will all be learning as we go and I know that they will teach me as much as I will teach them!
Parents: Please verify that the rules and procedures have been reviewed:
Parent signature date
Student signature date