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    8TH GRADE SCIENCE SYLLABUS

    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

    bcecil@henry.k12.va.us

    Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School

    2019-2020 School Year

    8th Grade Physical Science: Course Syllabus

    Mrs.  Beverly Cecil

    bcecil@henry.k12.va.us

    Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School

    2019-2020 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.

    • 1 3-subject spiral notebook
    • Pencils or Pens (blue or black preferred)
    • At least 2 different-colored highlighters, preferably blue and yellow
    • Colored pencils
    • Scissors
    • Glue Sticks
    • Clorox Wipes and Tissues ****Appreciated***

     

    Grading Scale:  Students will be graded on tests, projects, quizzes, classwork, homework, interactive notebook, and classroom participation.  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.

     

    Student Name: ________________________Parent Signature: _________________________