8th Grade Science Syllabus
Student's Corner: September
Below is the homework calendar. If there are any changes, I will announce them in class, as well as, update this calendar!
Scientific Method Quiz is on Monday, September 18th! Here are the study materials:
Here are the graphs for the different scientific method scenarios! Please copy onto graph paper for Wednesday, September 20th!
Why we have seasons?
"Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying." (Bear Grylls)
Parent's Corner: September
Hello! I would like to introduce myself! My name is Katy Federspiel and I will be teaching all sections of 8th grade science this year! I received my bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State and my master's degree at Oakland University! I have previously taught at St. Patrick's in White Lake and at St. Isaac Jogues in Saint Clair Shores!
This month we will be exploring: Scientific Method, International System of Units, Scientific Models, and lab tools/ safety! A typical day will include a lecture, demo or activity, collaborative group time, and a formal or informal assessment of what was learned that day!
Here is some information about writing a CERC paragraph. We will be writing these paragraphs throughout the year.
We completed a lab today dissolving M&Ms in three different liquids. Students are asked to write a paragraph using the evidence from the lab. Most students started their drafts today (9/8).
The format of the paragraph should be like this:
Claim Statement = your hypothesis
Evidence #1 = which one had the faster time
Reasoning #1 = what did you see in the cup that showed you it was dissolving faster
Evidence #2 = which one had the second fastest time
Reasoning 2 = the chemicals of the colors reacted with the different liquids differently
Evidence #3 = which one did not have any time
Reasoning #3= what did you observe with the colors dissolving
Concluding Statement = is your claim right or wrong
There should be transition words starting the evidence sentences. The documents above have examples of transition words. The paragraph should be 8-10 sentences, typed, and stapled to the lab report to be turned in on Tuesday, 9/12.