Welcome To 8th Grade Science!
The purpose of this website is to serve as a resource for some general course information but most course content, homework and long term assignments are provided on Schoology, the online classroom management system. Schoology is also where students submit, track completion, and view grades for most of their work. Parents/guardians have privileges to view their child's Schoology account using a special access code (contact me if you do not have the code from 7th grade).
This year we study physical science, chemistry, and life science with an emphasis on active learning through experimentation and team work. Together, as a growth mind-set learning community, we explore topics of energy, heredity, natural selection, chemical reactions in living organisms, and motion & forces. In addition to building a better understanding of fundamental science concepts, we emphasize real-world connections that relate to these guiding questions:
*What are current research discoveries and applications of science, and how might our daily lives be influenced by this knowledge and technology?
*What areas of science and engineering interest you, and what possible STEM career paths match your interests?
*What is engineering and how does it relate to science?
*What skills and habits of mind are involved in science and engineering?
*What are strengths and limitations of scientific and engineering processes?