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Syllabus

 
8th Grade Physical Science
Course Syllabus
First Nine Weeks
August 9, 2010 – October11, 2010
 
Text:
McDougal Littel
Physical Science
Description:
This course is designed to enhance the students’ knowledge in the area of Physical Science. It places emphasis on the nature of science, physical properties and inquiry through a hands-on, laboratory-oriented approach.  Students will observe, analyze, and classify data from their lab experiments.  They will then infer, predict and make conclusions based on their findings.
Proposed Units of Study: During the first nine-week period the following topics will be covered: Scientific Inquiry as a process, Metric System of Measurement in context, Properties of Matter, and Energy. We will also begin research for the Science Fair Project.
Resources: Textbook, Student Laboratory Notebook, teacher-made presentations, diagrams, models, demonstrations and related websites.
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated based on their completed assignments, tests, labs, and projects.
A = 100-90    B = 89-80    C = 79-70   D = 69-60  F =  59 and below
Homework Scale - Homework will be graded for completion as it will be review in class on the day it is due. Each completed assignment will recieve a stamp of approval. 
 5 stamps = 100
4 stamps = 80
3 stamps = 60
2 stamps = 40
1 stamp = 20
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