8TH GRADE SCIENCE SYLLABUSAll class information and coorespondence will be through Canvas.
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8th Grade Physical Science: Course Syllabus
Mrs. Beverly Cecil
Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School
2020-2021 School Year
8th Grade Physical Science introduces physics and chemistry concepts that will prepare students for high school science classes. There will be an SOL test at the end of the school year covering material from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The Virginia Standards of Learning covered in the class will follow the schedule below:
1st 9 Weeks
2nd 9 Weeks
3rd 9 Weeks
4th 9 Weeks
PS.1: Scientific Investigation & Measurement
PS.10 a,b,d: Force & Motion
PS.10 c,d: Work & Simple Machines1st Benchmark Test
PS.7: Heat/Thermal Energy
PS.11: Electricity & Magnetism
PS.8: Sound Waves
PS.9: Light Waves
2nd Benchmark Test
PS.3: Atomic Structure
PS.4: Periodic Table
PS.5: Changes in Matter3rd Benchmark Test
6th Grade Review
7th Grade Review
8th Grade Review
In addition to SOL review during the last 9 weeks, we will continuously review 6th and 7th grade material throughout the course.
Students will complete an interactive notebook and a review notebook. Tests and SOL review will be based on the contents of these notebooks.
- Pencil Pouch
Grading Scale: Students will be graded on tests, projects/labs, quizzes, and module assignments. Module assignments must be completed by the due date. Unit tests will count twice.
Late Policy: Each day an assignment is turned in late, your grade will be dropped by 10 points. No late assignments will be accepted after 5 days.
Absences: If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to make up any missed work.