• 8th Grade Physical Science: Course Syllabus

    Mr. Jody Reece


    Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School

    2021-2022 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 semester 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

    PS.6: Energy

    PS.7: Heat/Thermal Energy

    PS.11: Electricity & Magnetism

    PS.8: Sound Waves

    PS.9: Light Waves

    PS.2: Matter

    PS.3: Atomic Structure

    PS.4: Periodic Table

    PS.5: Changes in Matter

    6th Grade Review

    7th Grade Review

    8th Grade Review

    SOL Test


    In addition to review during the last quarter of the semester, we will continuously review 6th and 7th grade material throughout the course. 


    Supplies Needed: 

    • Bookbag
    • Pencil


    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.

    Student Name: ________________________Parent Signature: _________________________