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    All class information and coorespondence will be through Canvas.

    Mrs. Cecil: bcecil@henry.k12.va.us

    School website: www.henry.k12.va.us

    Phone number 647-3841

    Welcome, I am excited to have you in my class this year!


    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 Machines

    1st Benchmark Test

    PS.6: Energy

    PS.7: Heat/Thermal Energy

    PS.11: Electricity & Magnetism

    PS.8: Sound Waves

    PS.9: Light Waves

    2nd Benchmark Test

    PS.2: Matter

    PS.3: Atomic Structure

    PS.4: Periodic Table

    PS.5: Changes in Matter

    3rd Benchmark Test

    6th Grade Review

    7th Grade Review

    8th Grade Review

    SOL Test


    In addition to SOL review during the last 9 weeks, we will continuously review 6th and 7th grade material throughout the course.

    Supplies Needed:

    Students will complete an interactive notebook and a review notebook. Tests and SOL review will be based on the contents of these notebooks.

    • Bookbag
    • Paper
    • Pencil
    • 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.