Grade 8 Science - Mrs. Brandel


We' re well into 8th Grade Science!

Congratulations on your Confirmation on Monday!!!

We have completed Chapter 3 - Solids, Liquids, and Gases in our text and many of the student took their test on Friday, 10/19. Students in 8-1 will take the test on Tuesday, 10/22 Students will get their tests back Wednesday, 10/23. Tests need to be signed and returned.

ALL GRADES ARE ON POWERSCHOOL.

We also took a quiz using our NYSTATE Review Book - Ch. 5 - Organisms & Ch. 1 - Matter and students have been asked to keep ALL quizzes in a science folder for study purposes for their final.

Students are currently working on Ch. 6 - Genetics & Heredity in the NYSTATE Review Book.

We will continue working with this Chapter throughout the week.

This year 8th grade will be focusing on both PHYSICAL SCIENCE , as well as, reviewing for the NEW YORK STATE INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE EXAM (in June 2019).


IN ADDITION , THE SCIENCE FAIR IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE STUDENTS' GRADE.
(SECOND TRIMESTER)

Congratulations to all our last year's St. Christopher School winners!

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



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.

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


The Science schedule for 8-1 & 8-2 is:

Monday: 10:52 - 11:32 - P-1 / 11:34 - 12:14 - 8-2 /1:01 - 1:41 - P-3 /1:43 - 2:23 - 8-1
Tuesday: 8:46 - 9:26 - 8-2
Wednesday: 8:46 - 9:26 - 8-2
Thursday: 11:34 - 12:14 - 8-1
Friday: 11:34 - 12:14 - P-2 / 1:01 - 1:41 -8-2 / 1:43 - 2:23 - 8-1

S.T.E.M. Dates - Thursdays 10:10
Please check the Parent Portal to keep you updated on your student's progress.
All tests must be signed and returned.


Future Dates - Looking Ahead

 

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.

I hope everyone is looking forward to an exciting year of science exploration, fun and learning!

Mrs. Barbara Brandel
bbrandel@stchris-school.org