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Mrs. Duffy

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8th Grade Physical Science

Assignments

Any questions or concerns please email me at kellie_duffy@lawndalesd.net

           The following Dates listed are when the Assignments are DUE:

 

5/30 - 6/2 Bring Science Textbook to library before or after school

5/30 Unit 8 Test Astronomy & TOC Packet Due

5/24 or 5/25 WB pages 221-228 Read and Highlight and answer #1-13 & #1-16

5/19 Planet Project - Google Classroom

5/16 Brain Pop - Solar System A.C.E. & Quiz

5/16 Brain Pop - Milky Way A.C.E. & Quiz

5/16 Brain Pop - Galaxies A.C.E. & Quiz

5/12 Who am I? Worksheet

5/12 Unit 8 Google Slides (Google Classroom)

5/10 Brain Pop - Solstice & Equinox A.C.E. & Quiz

5/10 Brain Pop - Seasons A.C.E. & Quiz

4/25 CAST Vocabulary WS Front & Back

4/14 Unit 7 Test Forces/ Motion & TOC Packet Due

4/14 Cart Crash Experiment #2 - Bar Graph & A.C.E. Questions

4/14 Newton's 3rd Law Major Concepts

4/7 Cart Crash Experiment #1 - Line Graph & A.C.E. Questions

4/5 Brain Pop - Kinetic Energy A.C.E. & Quiz

4/3 Sci 360 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Laws & Unit 7 Part 3 Google Slides 

3/28 Major Concepts - Newton's 1st & 2nd Law

3/24 Resting Bodies Lab A.C.E.

3/22 WB pages 174-178 # 1-29

3/21 Major Concepts - Friction, Gravity & Forces

3/20 Force & Speed Quiz

3/20 8 Sentence Paragraph - Egg Drop

3/17 Force Diagram Review WS

3/17 Speed Problems

3/17 Nature of Force Major Concepts

3/15 Brain Pop - Gravity & Force

3/14 Force Diagrams

3/8 Unit 7 Google Slides (Google Classroom)

3/8 Brain Pop - Distance, Rate and Time & Acceleration

3/7 Major Concepts - Motion

2/28 Brain Pop - Body Chemistry & Plastics

2/28 Google Classroom - Science 360 Videos

3/3 Test Acids & Bases/ Carbon Chemistry & Packet Due

2/24 Quiz Acids & Bases

2/24 Carbon Chemistry Cornell Notes

2/22 Unit 6 Part 2 Google Slides

2/22 Carbon Chemistry Major Concepts

2/17 pH Testing #2 Lab Questions

2/14 Making a Movie - "Acids & Bases"

2/10 pH Testing Lab Questions

2/8 Brain Pop - "Acids & Bases" and "pH scale"

2/8 or 2/9 Unit 6 Vocabulary Due

2/3 Unit 5 Chemical Reactions Test & Packet Due

2/3 "Show me the Oxygen" Demo Questions

2/1 or 2/2 Unit 5 Study Guide

1/31 Major Concepts - Ionic Bonds

1/30 8 Sentence Paragraph - Decomposition Reaction

1/25 Major Concepts - Covalent Bonds

1/24 Chemical Equations Vocabulary and Balancing Quiz

1/20 8 Sentence Paragraph - Conservation of Matter & WB pages 109-114

1/18 Front of Balancing Equations WS

1/13 Atom Drawing & Electron Dot Diagram Quiz

1/10 Rule of Octet Ws

1/5 8 Sentence Chemical Reactions Paragraph

1/6 Unit 5 Google Slides

1/4 Major Concepts - Atoms, Bonding & the Periodic Table

12/16 Molecules with Buddy the Elf

12/14 Atoms & Periodic Table Test & Unit 4 Packet

12/13 Electric Fence 8 Sentence Paragraph & Static Electric A.C.E.

12/7 or 12/8 Brain Pop - Metals & Electricity

12/7 or 12/8 Periodic Table Message 

12/6 Metal Characteristics 8-sentence Paragraph

12/6 Brain Pop Ions

12/2 Atoms Quiz

12/2 Brain Pop Periodic Table Fill in WS

11/30 Brain Pop A.C.E. & Quiz - Atomic Model & Periodic Table

11/29 Atoms 8 sentence paragraph

11/28 Bill Nye Atoms WS & Back

11/18 BP Atoms & Euerka Videos (2)

11/17 Unit 4 - Atoms & Periodic Table Vocabulary

11/14 Unit 3 - Density & Buoyancy Test & Unit 3 Packet

11/8 Model #2 Sketch & A.C. E. 

11/8 Buoyancy Major Concepts

11/4 Density Block Challenge WS

11/2 Brain Pop Buoyancy Front & back of WS

11/2 Unit 3 - Density Vocabulary Slides (Google Classroom)

10/28 States of Matter Test & Unit 2 Packet

10/28 A.C.E. Mystery Mixture Lab

10/28 Study Guides

10/26 Tanker Phenomena Chart

10/26 Read Tanker Implosion Article

10/19 Workbook Pages pg 59-64 #1-18

10/19 Google Classroom Assignments- "States of Matter Website Activites" & Study Jams Google Doc

10/18 Chemical & Physical Changes Quiz

10/17 Brain Pop Property Changes (Google Doc & Submit quiz)

10/11 Brain Pop Mattering Changing States WS (Front & Back)

10/7 Unit 2 Vocabulary Slides Due by 8am (Google Classroom)

10/7 Chemical & Physical Changes Article Questions

10/5 Brain Pop States of Matter WS & Review Quiz

9/30 Scientific Inquiry Test & Unit 1 Packet

9/30 WB pg 29-31 #1-13

9/30 A.C.E Marbles Lab

9/27 WB pg 19-23 #1-30

9/26 Colonge Exp Graph & A.C.E.

9/23 Measuring with the Metric System

9/21&9/22 Brain Pop Metric Units

9/20 Brain Pop Measuring Matter WS

9/19 Human Genetics Graph

9/16 Scientific Method WS

9/14 Simpsons Variable Review WS

9/13 Graph C & D

9/8 WB pg 14-18 Vocab & # 1-22

9/2 Signed Class Guidelines

 

8th Grade Physical Science Class Guidelines

Mrs. Duffy’s Class Guidelines

8th GRADE PHYSICAL SCIENCE

 

Textbook

CA Focus on Physical Science (Prentice Hall, 2008)

 

 

Materials Needed

You will need to bring a 3-ring binder with dividers (a separate section for science), a student planner, and an adequate supply of loose-leaf lined paper, pens, and pencils on a daily basis. You are expected to keep your assignments neatly organized in your binder. You are expected to bring enough paper and pens/pencils of your own so that you will not need to borrow from a classmate.                  

The assigned textbook may be left at home because there is a classroom set at school. You will be assigned a class workbook to record outline notes, laboratory activities, vocabulary, daily quizzes.

 

Academic Grade

Academic grades are based on the percentage of points earned based on the quality of completed assignments, projects, quizzes/tests, and classroom activities. 

A = 100%- 90%; B = 89%- 80%; C = 79%- 70%; D = 69%- 60%; F = 59%- 0%

 

Academic Policies

Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the period of the specified due date. Homework is meant to be finished at home or before the period begins, not during the class period. Any homework that is being worked on during the period on the due date will be considered late. Late assignments will receive approximately half credit (a maximum of a C) unless accompanied by a valid excuse and a valid note from a parent/guardian.

Plagiarism or the copying of another student’s work is not allowed. If plagiarism is discovered, both students will receive zero credit for their work – both the student copying the work and the student whose work is being copied. This rule will apply for class work, homework, projects, quizzes, and tests.

In the case of an absence, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the homework assignment from a reliable study buddy and to return the assignment upon returning to class without prompting from the teacher. Students are welcome to get help for not understood or missed work from Mrs. Duffy before school, during lunch or after school. Makeup quizzes/tests will be given only in the case of an excused absence.

 

                                                       

Citizenship Grade

Citizenship grades will be determined by adherence to classroom rules, number of tardies, and classroom participation.

 

O (Outstanding)

Consistently obeys all rules, under 2 tardies, good participation

S (Satisfactory)

Sometimes needs warnings, under 4 tardies, participates well

N (Needs Improvement)

Has trouble following rules, under 6 tardies, little participation

 

U (Unsatisfactory)

Consistently breaks rules, over 8 tardies, little participation

 

Communication

Mrs. Duffy can be reached by phone at Jane Addams Middle School at (310) 676-4806 ext. 51010  or through email at kellie_duffy@lawndalesd.net

 

Class Procedures
When you enter the classroom be prepared to complete a Do Now and begin a daily activity. You will record and collect these activities in your notebook or separate paper and turn in at the end of class or each unit before testing. All assignments, notes and lab activities will be collected at the end of each unit. Assignments will be numbered and organized with a table of contents. All assignments will have the same headings. In the left hand upper corner include in the order.  In the right hand corner put the assignment number that matches your table of content. Circle the number.

 

 

Class Rules

1.  RESPECT all people and things in the classroom.

2.  Follow all directions when they are given.

3. Be in your seat ready to work when the bell rings. Don’t be late.

4.  Raise your hand and wait to be called on if you have a question/comment.

5.  Stay in your seat unless you have permission to move around the room.

6.  No food, drinks, gum in the class.

 7.  Be working on the daily activities without being asked.

8.  Use the restroom before class.

 

Positive Consequences:

Positive note or phone call home

Good citizenship grade

Class rewards

 

Negative Consequences:

Verbal warning

Detention after school

Phone call home, removal from classroom, or office referral

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Materials Needed

You will need to bring a 3-ring binder with dividers (a separate section for our class), a student planner, and an adequate supply of loose-leaf lined paper, pens, and pencils on a daily basis. You are expected to keep your assignments neatly organized in your binder. You are expected to bring enough paper and pens/pencils of your own so that you will not need to borrow from a classmate.                  

 

Academic Grade

Academic grades are based on the percentage of points earned based on the quality of completed assignments, projects, quizzes/tests, and classroom activities. 

A = 100%- 90%; B = 89%- 80%; C = 79%- 70%; D = 69%- 60%; F = 59%- 0%

 

Academic Policies

Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the period of the specified due date. Homework is meant to be finished at home or before the period begins, not during the class period. Any homework that is being worked on during the period on the due date will be considered late. Late assignments will receive approximately half credit (a maximum of a C) unless accompanied by a valid excuse and a valid note from a parent/guardian.

 

Plagiarism or the copying of another student’s work is not allowed. If plagiarism is discovered, both students will receive zero credit for their work – both the student copying the work and the student whose work is being copied. This rule will apply for class work, homework, projects, quizzes, and tests.

                                                       

Citizenship Grade

Citizenship grades will be determined by adherence to classroom rules, number of tardies, and classroom participation.

 

O (Outstanding)

Consistently obeys all rules, under 2 tardies, good participation

S (Satisfactory)

Sometimes needs warnings, under 4 tardies, participates well

N (Needs Improvement)

Has trouble following rules, under 6 tardies, little participation

 

U (Unsatisfactory)

Consistently breaks rules, over 8 tardies, little participation

 

Communication

Mrs. Duffy can be reached by phone at Jane Addams Middle School at

(310) 676-4806 ext. 51010 through email at Kellie_Duffy@lawndalesd.net

Class Procedures

When you enter the classroom be prepared to complete a Do Now and begin a daily activity.  Please use the following heading for all assignments!

 

 

Class Rules

1.  RESPECT all people and things in the classroom.

2.  Follow all directions when they are given.

3. Be in your seat ready to work when the bell rings. Don’t be late.

4.  Raise your hand and wait to be called on if you have a question/comment.

5.  Stay in your seat unless you have permission to move around the room.

6.  No food, drinks, gum in the class.

 7.  Be working on the daily activities without being asked.

8.  Use the restroom before class.

 

Positive Consequences:

Positive note or phone call home

Good citizenship grade

Class rewards

 

Negative Consequences:

Verbal warning

Detention after school

Phone call home, removal from classroom, or office referral

 

 

 

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How to Turn-in Assignments on Google Classroom

Go to GoogleClassroom

Click on the assignment

Scroll to bottom of page

Click the ADD button

Click GOGGLE DRIVE

Click on your assignment

Click ADD 

Click TURN IN

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