8th Grade Physical Science: Course Syllabus
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 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.7: Heat/Thermal Energy
PS.11: Electricity & Magnetism
PS.8: Sound Waves
PS.9: Light Waves
PS.3: Atomic Structure
PS.4: Periodic Table
PS.5: Changes in Matter
6th Grade Review
7th Grade Review
8th Grade Review
In addition to review during the last quarter of the semester, 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.
- 1 3-subject spiral notebook, college ruled
- Pencils or pens
- At least 2 different-colored highlighters, preferably blue and yellow
- Glue sticks
- Clorox wipes and Tissues **Appreciated**
Grading Scale: Students will be graded on tests, projects(individual and group), quizzes, classwork, homework, interactive notebook, and classroom participation. Unit tests will count twice.
Homework: Students are expected to complete the practice or project assigned, any unfinished class work, and to study for tests/quizzes. Assignments will be given orally and in writing in the class. Assignments should be written daily in the school agenda. Points will be deducted for late work.
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.
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