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WELCOME to 8 th Grade Physical Science Laura Barnett – GLMS 10 years; 21 years total teaching experience – ALL secondary Teacher of the Year 2007-2008.

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1 WELCOME to 8 th Grade Physical Science Laura Barnett – GLMS 10 years; 21 years total teaching experience – ALL secondary Teacher of the Year for GLMS GLMS Phone:

2 So what is Physical Science? An introduction to the topics covered in 8 th grade Physical GLMS

3 PHYSICAL SCIENCE Physics Acoustics Optics Energy Nuclear Science Electricity Sound Light Magnetism Laws of Motion Gas Laws Chemistry Atomic theory Subatomic particles Elements Molecules Compounds Chemical reactions Electronics Engineering

4 First Nine-Weeks Nature of Science / Introduction to Physical Science (1-2 weeks) Motion and Forces (5-6 weeks) Science Fair Project selection / preparation (1-2 weeks) MONDAY = SF DAY

5 Second Nine-Weeks WORK and ENERGY (3-4 weeks) Waves, Electricity and Magnetism (3-4 weeks) Optics (1-2 weeks)

6 Third Nine-Weeks Classification of Matter / States of Matter (3-4 weeks) Atomic Theory (1-2 weeks) Periodic Table of the Elements (3-4 weeks)

7 Fourth Nine-Weeks Properties of Atoms (1-2 weeks) Chemical Bonds (3-4 weeks) Chemical Reactions (2-3 weeks)

8 Grading Grades will be determined by a TOTAL POINT SYSTEM –Tests are worth from 40 – 100 points each; there will be 3-5 tests/quarter –Quizzes are worth from points; with 1 or 2 each week –LAB / PROJECTS are 25 – 100 points; with from 4 – 6 each quarter –Homework assignments are from points; homework points will not exceed 20% of the total for the quarter; homework is two times each week – usually!

9 How can I check my progress? P.I.N. (Parent Information Network); register at school; check posted grades from any computer with internet access. Request a grade check/missing assignment slip from the teacher; please allow 24 hours (I’ll try to get it done during the class period, but that isn’t always possible.) Send me your address and you’ll get bi- weekly grade updates.

10 TEXTBOOK and other RESOURCES

11 SUPPLY LIST What you’ll need to succeed in Science REQUIRED : INQURING MIND – ONE (1) for each student; DISCIPLINE – daily doses of self-control NOTEBOOK PAPER - Four (4) packages 1 package / 9-weeks is about average; get it NOW while it’s CHEAPER!! POCKET FOLDERS - Four (4) in CLASS COLOR You’ll use a new folder each quarter; the class color list is posted on the window!; folders with prongs AND pockets are best! COMPOSITION BOOK – One (1) These are small cardboard cover books of lined paper; LAB and PROJECT JOURNALS; ones with graph paper are GREAT, notebook paper ones are fine too. PEN/PENCILS - #2 pencils; pens (Blue or black ink) You will need a pen or pencil EVERY day! If you use mechanical pencils be sure to have extra lead! Pencils may be purchased from the teacher in class $0.10 each or 3/$0.25 HIGHLIGHTERS – 3 colors We’ll use highlighters OFTEN for group assignments, guided readings, checking papers, etc. OPTIONAL CLASSROOM ITEMS : (choose any 3 from this list) Box of TissuesReam of computer paper Liquid Hand Soap3” X 5” OR 4” X 6” notecards Washable markersColored pencils SlinkyBox of toothpicks Post-it notesHighlighters Sharpie markersPencil sharpeners (individual plastic/NOT electric!) Zip-loc bags (Quart)


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