Grade 8 Science - Mrs. Brandel


We have just begun our Third TrimesterI We are having a test this Tuesday, March 27th on Chapter 9 - Motion

THE SCIENCE FAIR WAS A SUCCESS!

Congratulations to all our students and our St. Christopher School winners!

First Place: Jonathan Stasi-Welsh
Second Place: David Hammond / Vincent Russo (TIE)
Third Place: Ethan Essien / Trevor Bradley (TIE)

WORKBOOKS WERE COLLECTED AND MARKED OVER THE BREAK. 
ALL MISSING WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR CREDIT.

****IN OUR NYSTATE BOOK WE ALSO COMPLETED WORK ON CH. 8 - ECOSYSTEMS and Ch. 11 - WEATHER & CLIMATE.
Our Next NYSTATE CHAPTER IS CH. 13 - ASTRONOMY.
TESTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED AND REVIEWED IN CLASS. ****

IT IS IMPORTANT TO SAVE THESE NYSTATE TESTS AS A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE 8th GRADE FINAL EXAM.

OUR NEXT NYSTATE REVIEW CHAPTER IS PLATE TECTONICS AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED THIS CHAPTER.

ALTHOUGH THE STUDENTS READ AND COMPLETE THIS BOOK INDEPENDENTLY, ALL QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY. *****

IN ADDITION, ALL STUDY GUIDES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND WILL BE REVIEWED PRIOR EACH TEST.
 QUIZLETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE.



THIS YEAR WE WILL BE EXPLORING MANY EXCITING FORMS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE INCLUDING:
MATTER
SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, AND GASES
ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE
ATOMS AND BONDING
ACIDS, BASES, AND SOLUTIONS
ENERGY
LAWS OF PHYSICS
WEIGHT VS. GRAVITY

In addition, we will be working on the New York State Review Book and will begin with Ch. 5 - Organisms. There will block assignments and tests on Chapters to be announced along with vocabulary tests. Quizlet tests have been created to help the students. 

We have connected to Quizlet which practices vocabulary via quizzes and games.

There will be a weekly NYSTATE TEST ON VOCABULARY on assigned chapters.

STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO WORK ON ALL CHAPTERS OF THEIR NEW YORK STATE BOOKS INDEPENDENTLY.

We will be meeting daily and homework will be given on this page. However, it is very important that students also put all assignments in their planners in order to organize the books and supplies they need to take home each day.

There will be a weeks notice prior to each test and they will be listed on this page.
There should be no weekend homework other than long-range projects and studying for tests.

The Annual Fair will take place in February.

There will be extra help for EIGHTH grade on Friday mornings beginning at 8:10 A.M.


The Science schedule for 8-1 Science is:

Monday: 8:46-9:26
Tuesday: 1:01-1:41
Wednesday: 8:46-9:26 /1:43-2:23
Thursday: 22:5-3:00 /STEM 9:28-10:08
Friday: NO CLASS

The Science schedule for 8-2 Science is:

Monday: 2:25-3:00
Tuesday: 8:46-9:26
Wednesday: NO CLASS
Thursday: 1:01-2:23 (DOUBLE PERIOD) / STEM 9:28-10:08
Friday: 8:46-9:26

Please check the Parent Portal to keep you updated on your student's progress.
All tests must be signed and returned.

NEXT WEEK'S CLASSWORK:

Monday: SCIENCE FAIR PRESENTATIONS
H.W. - NYSTATE CH. 6 - FORCES THAT CHANGE THE EARTH'S SURFACE
Tuesday: CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK
H.W. - 
Wednesday: 
H.W. - 
Thursday: 
H.W.: 
Friday: 

Future Dates - Looking Ahead

2/23 - SCHOOL MASS

3/1 - NO SCHOOL- PROFESSIONAL DAY FOR TEACHERS / LAST DAY OF SECOND TRIMESTER

2/28     School Mass

3/9       No School Professional Day for Teachers

3/10     Reverse Raffle

3/16     Mass /Sportsnite

3/17     Chaminade Invitational Science Fair

3/22     Noon Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-3 P.M. & 5 – 7 P.M.

            Book Fair 1-3 P.M. & 5 – 7 P.M.

3/23     Parent / Teacher Conferences / Book Fair

3/24     Palm Sunday Craft Fair

3/25     Palm Sunday / Craft Fair

3/27     Creative Ministries / Stations of the Cross

3/28     Noon Dismissal – No After School

3/ 29    Holy Thursday – No School

3/30     Good Friday – No School

3/31     Holy Saturday

4/1       Easter Sunday

4/2 – 4/6  Easter Recess

4/14     STEM Fair – Holy Trinity

4/20     School Mass / Ogymics

4/26     Chinese Auction

4/27     7th/8th Gr. Spring Dance

5/3       School Play

5/4       School Play

5/8       Mothers’ Day Boutique

5/9       Noon Dismissal / School Mass

            May Crowning / Nurses’ Day

5/10     No School / Ascension Thursday

5/17     Boston Trip – Gr. 8

5/18     Boston Trip – Gr. 8

5/19 – Mother / Daughter Tea

5/21     Summer Uniforms

5/23     Spring Concert

5/24     NYState Performance Test – Gr. 8

5/25     Field Day

5/28     No School – Memorial Day

6/4       NyState Written Test

6/5       Fathers’ Day Boutique

6/6       Noon Dismissal

6/8       Graduation Dance

6/11     Reconciliation – Gr. 8

6/12     Grade 8 – Retreat

6/13     Yearbook Brunch

6/14     Class Night

6/16     Graduation Mass / Ceremony

 I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A MID-WINTER BREAK!

Mrs. Brandel

CLASS POLICIES:.

This year the EIGHTH grade will be exploring Physical Science dealing with matter, energy, and chemical changes. In addition we will be reviewing throughout the school year to prepare for the eighth grade science performance and written tests in June.  Materials in the Lab are used in class on a regular basis and will continue to be used throughout the year. Energy and force are our final topics. 

We will be meeting daily It is very important that students also put all assignments in their planners in order to organize their books and supplies they need to take home each day.

There will be a week's notice prior to each test and should be no weekend homework other than long-range projects and studying for tests. Studying nightly is necessary. Quizzes will be announced as needed. They will be listed on this page. 


Please check the Parent Portal to keep you updated on your child's progress.
All tests and quizzes must be signed and returned.