Science 8

Physical Science 8 is an integrated course incorporating the introductory study of physics and chemistry. Students will understand the fundamentals of physics and chemistry that will provide a foundation for higher-level courses that will be taught as they progress in their education. Additionally students will begin learning about laboratory assignments and have the opportunity to improve their writing skills through various writing assignments on the topics covered.

Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18, 2018

posted May 11, 2018, 8:45 AM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY

Finish TOPS Analysis Labs


TUESDAY

Review Analysis 


WEDNESDAY

Review Electricity


THURSDAY

Review Magnetism


FRIDAY
NO CLASS EXAMS

Science 8 Exam 
Wednesday, May 23 from 10:12 AM to 12:00 PM

Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11, 2018

posted May 9, 2018, 6:31 AM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY
TOPS Analysis #9 & #10

TUESDAY
TOPS Analysis #11 & #12  

WEDNESDAY

TOPS Analysis #13 & #14  


THURSDAY

TOPS Analysis #15 & #16  


FRIDAY

NO CLASS:  PLAY DAY

Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, 2018

posted Apr 30, 2018, 12:27 PM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY
Finish TOPS Analysis #6:  React powders in combination and observe possible masking effects.  Further refine a table of reactions to be used in identifying unknown powders.

TUESDAY
TOPS Analysis #7:  Qualitatively analyze the composition of various mixtures of white powders, using testing agents that react in characteristic ways.  

WEDNESDAY

TOPS Analysis #8:  Continue analyzing the composition of various mixtures of white powder, using testing agents that react in characteristic ways.  


THURSDAY

TOPS Analysis #9:  Discover how litmus paper responds to acids, bases and neutral solutions


FRIDAY

TOPS Analysis #10:  To distinguish between water dilutions and acid-base neutralizations.  To observe that the strength of an acid or base is reduced most effectively by neutralizing it.  

Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27, 2018

posted Apr 20, 2018, 12:15 PM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY
Finish TOPS Analysis #4:  Develop a flow chart for quantitatively separating sand and sulfur to interpret flow chart instructions

TUESDAY
TOPS Analysis #5:  Develop a reaction table to use as a reference for identifying unknown powders.  


WEDNESDAY

TOPS Analysis #6:  React powders in combination and observe possible masking effects.  Further refine a table of reactions to be used in identifying unknown powders.


THURSDAY

TOPS Analysis #7:  Qualitatively analyze the composition of various mixtures of white powders, using testing agents that react in characteristic ways.  


FRIDAY

TOPS Analysis #8:  Continue analyzing the composition of various mixtures of white powder, using testing agents that react in characteristic ways.  

Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20

posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:40 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 12:10 PM ]

MONDAY
TOPS Analysis #1:  How to interpret flow chart instructions
Lab Safety


TUESDAY
Create 3 flowcharts from list given in class.  
Flowcharts due Friday 4/20


WEDNESDAY

TOPS Analysis #2:  Separate a mixture of salt and sand following flow chart directions


THURSDAY

TOPS Analysis #3:  Separate a mixture of salt and sand quantitatively, following flow chart directions


FRIDAY

TOPS Analysis #4:  Develop a flow chart for quantitatively separating sand and sulfur

Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13, 2018

posted Apr 6, 2018, 12:05 PM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 10:35 AM ]

MONDAY
TOPS Work Day
Chapter 11 Questions
"Geocaching"


TUESDAY

TOPS Work Day

Chapter 11 Questions

"Geocaching"


WEDNESDAY

Magnetism Lab Questions


THURSDAY

Magnetism Lab Questions

Check labs

Clean up lab materials


FRIDAY

TOPS Magnetism Test

Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2018

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:37 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 12:10 PM ]

MONDAY

NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK


TUESDAY

TOPS Magnetism #18: Build a working model of a buzzer

Read Section 11.8


WEDNESDAY

TOPS Magnetism #19:  Build a tiny motor

Read Section 11.9


THURSDAY

STEM NIGHT Set Up


FRIDAY

TOPS Magnetism #20: A game of skill using magnets

Read Section 11.10

March 19 - 23, 2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 12:33 PM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 12:16 PM ]

MONDAY

TOPS Magnetism #14: Build an Electromagnet


TUESDAY

TOPS Magnetism #15: Hat-Pins Compass


WEDNESDAY

NO SCHOOL--SNOW DAY


THURSDAY

TOPS Magnetism #16: Pin Motors


FRIDAY

TOPS Magnetism #17: Dots & Dashes

Read 11.6-11.8

March 12 - 16, 2018

posted Mar 14, 2018, 11:27 AM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY

No School-Teacher Work Day


TUESDAY

Finish TOPS Magnetism #10


WEDNESDAY

Review TOPS Magnetism #7 & #10

Complete TOPS Magnetism #11

Read section 11.2

Complete questions #2 turn in Thursday


THURSDAY

TOPS Magnetism #12


FRIDAY

TOPS Magnetism #13

March 5 - 9, 2018

posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:15 PM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY

Finish TOPS Magnetism #5

Begin TOPS Magnetism #6

Read section 11.1 in text


TUESDAY

Finish TOPS Magnetism #6


WEDNESDAY

TOPS Magnetism #7

Read section 11.3

Complete questions #3-4, turn in Thursday


THURSDAY

TOPS Magnetism #8


FRIDAY

TOPS Magnetism #9

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