8th Grade Physical Science
First Nine Weeks
August 9, 2010 – October11, 2010
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