Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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:
So what is Physical Science? An introduction to the topics covered in 8 th grade Physical GLMS
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
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
Second Nine-Weeks WORK and ENERGY (3-4 weeks) Waves, Electricity and Magnetism (3-4 weeks) Optics (1-2 weeks)
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)
Fourth Nine-Weeks Properties of Atoms (1-2 weeks) Chemical Bonds (3-4 weeks) Chemical Reactions (2-3 weeks)
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!
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.
TEXTBOOK and other RESOURCES
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)