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     [8th Grade General Science]  

     

     

     
     
      

     August

      
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    1st Day of School 
     
     
    Introductions: Supplies, Syllabus, & Class Expectations (signed safety and syllabus agreement due 8/25)
     
    Bellwork:
    • About Me (Page #3 in notebook copies)

    Assignments:
     
     
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    Bellwork:

    • Is the photo a picture of an eclipse?
    • Give at least 3 observations that support your answer
     
     
     
    Assignments: 
     
    22
     
     

    Bellwork:

    • Draw a scientist
    • Must be colored
     
     
     
    Assignments:
    • Pre-Test (See Mrs. Reyes for make-up)
    • Set up Interactive Science Notebooks (create pocket, number pages)
     
    (Note: You must have your 200 page spiral/comp. book by this date!) 
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    •  In complete sentences, list 5 safety procedures
     
    Assignments:
    • Science Safety Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com Code: BIHFC)
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer
    • #1: How should you dispose of broken glass during a lab?
    • #2: Identify 3 situations that would require the use of safety goggles 
     
    Assignments:
     
     
     
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    Safety& Syllabus Agreement Due 
     
    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and answer:
    • If you are not sure what to do in a lab, you should ____
    • It is important to never leave a heat source unattended because ____
     
     
     
    Assignments:
    • Safety Quiz
    • Finish syllabus scavenger hunt
    • Finish About Me
    • Finish Lesson 2 Notes (due 8/29)
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer:
    • How would you determine “science” from “non-science”?

    • Give 3 reasons that support your ideas

    Assignments: 
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and the answer
    • A good experiment must contain a control group and an experimental group. How are these two groups different?
     
    Assignments: 
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    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer:
    • Why is it important that only one variable be changed at a time? 
    Assignments:
    •  Scientific Method Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com) Code: RHEIJ
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer:
    • How would a scientist or any person use the scientific method in their daily life? Give 2 specific examples. 
     
     
    Assignments:
    • Variables Practice
     
     
     
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    September

      
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer:
    • Why is it important to research a topic before creating an experiment? Give 3 reasons. 
    Assignments: 
     
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    No School:
    Labor Day 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • The variable that is intentionally changed is called the _
    • The variable that responds to change is called the _
     
    Assignments:
    • Finish Lesson 3 Vocab
     
     
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast a scientific theory and a scientific law 
     
     Assignments:
    • Scientific Method Practice
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    Bellwork:
    • An organized procedure for testing a hypothesis is a _
    • When a conclusion is formed in a science investigation it is based on the _
    Assignments:
    • Observations
    • SI units 
     
    Bellwork:
    • Basic unit for length is _
    • Basic unit for mass is _
    • Basic unit for volume is _
    Assignments:

    Reyes out 4, 5, 6

     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • None
    Assignments: 
    • Measurement Practice
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Which unit would be most appropriate for measuring the length of a hallway?
    • Which unit would be most appropriate for finding the mass of a bowling ball?
    Assignments:
    • Length
    • Metric Conversions
     
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    Bellwork:
    • List the metric prefixes from largest to smallest
    • What tool would you use to measure the mass of 2 different cubes?
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    Assignments:
    • Metric Conversions Practice
    Reyes Out 4,5,6
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    Bellwork:
    • Which tool is best for accurately measuring liquids and chemicals?
    • Which units make up the base unit?  
     
    Assignments:
    • Mass and Volume
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Which tool picks up and holds small objects?
    • Which tool holds test tubes?
     
    Assignments:
    • Metrics and Measurement Quiz
    • Independent/Dependent Variables Quiz Corrections
     
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    No School: Professional Development Day
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • How many meters are in a kilometer?
    • How many grams are in two kilograms? 
     
     Assignments:
    • Catch-Up Day
    20
     
    Bellwork:
    • Write a possible hypothesis for how sunlight affects plants.
     
    Assignments: 
    • Unit 1 Test
    • Missing work (catch-up day)
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Write a possible hypothesis for how studying affects test scores.
    • Include at least two control variables.
     
    Assignments: 
     
    • TAILS DRY MIX
    • Zombie Graphing
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    Bellwork:
    • Write a possible hypothesis for how consuming protein affects muscle mass.
    • Include at least two control variables.
     
    Assignments:
    • Finish Zombie Graphing
    • Graphing Practice
     
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    Bellwork:
    What is friction? Give an example.
     
    Assignments:
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    Describe force. Give an example.
     
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    Describe balanced forces. Give an example
     
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    Describe unbalanced forces. Give an example.
     
    Assignments:
    • Noncontact forces skills lab (nearpod.com) code: IEPUY
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    Bellwork:
    Describe motion. Give an example. 
     
    Assignments:
    • Balanced / Unbalanced Forces Quiz
     
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    October

     

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    Bellwork:
    • How can bullying affect the rest of a person's or a teen's life?
    • What can be put into place at WJH to make a change for teens' lives to not be negatively affected?
    Assignments:

     

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    Bellwork:
    • Does the diagram represent balanced or unbalanced forces? How do you know? 
    • [balanced or unbalanced]
    Assignments:
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
     
    • Compare and contrast speed and velocity
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • What term describes the rate of change of velocity (speeding up, slowing down, or changing direction)?
    • If an object experiences a rightward force of 75N, a leftward force of 25N, and a leftward force of 50N, what is the net force acting on the object? Show your work.
    Assignments:
    • Newton's 1st Law Skills Lab (nearpod.com) code: WKICQ
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    Bellwork:
    • If an object is moving at a constant speed of 70km/hr to the North, what is the net force acting on the object?
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    •  What is inertia?
    • Give an example.
     
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • A car speeding up to get on the highway is an example of ___. 
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • What is the formula for calculating speed?
    • Calculate the speed of a train that traveled 400 miles in 5 hours.
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • A sprinter runs 200 miles in 20 seconds. What is his speed?
    • 15m/s2 is an example of ___ (speed, velocity or acceleration)? 
    Assignments:
    • Newton's 2nd Law Skills Lab (nearpod.com) code:  MISVO
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    Bellwork:
    •  What is the formula to calculate force?
    • Calculate the force needed to cause a 6kg bowling ball to accelerate 20m/s2.
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • Calculate the net force in the daigram.
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    • Which of Newton's 3 laws explains a satellite orbiting the Earth?
     
    Assignments:
    • Newton's 2nd Law Quiz Corrections
    • Finish Lesson 4 Vocabulary
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    Bellwork:
    •  65 mi/hour is an example of ___? (speed, acceleration, or velocity)
    • What is the force that pulls all objects that have mass toward one another?
     
    Assignments:
     
    Parent/Teacher Conferences 
     
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    Bellwork:
    •  Which of Newton's 3 laws of motion explains why pushing an empty cart is easier than pushing a full one?
    • What is the net force and direction of the table in the diagram?
    • [table]
     
    Assignments:
    • Newton's 3rd Law Skills Lab (nearpod.com) code: TMAZU
     
     
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    No School: Fall Break
     
    Parent/Teacher Conferences 
     
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    No School: Fall Break 
     
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    Bellwork:
     
    • Which of Newton's 3 Laws explains rowing a boat?
    • Calculate the momentum of a 20kg object moving at a constant velocity of 6m/s North.
     
    Assignments:
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    •  Calculate the speed of a train that traveled 400 miles in 5 hours.
    • Describe (or draw) a real life example of Newton's 1st Law.
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • Draw a speed graph that describes your route to school this morning. Include any stops, changes in direction, or changes in speed. 
    Assignments:
     
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    Bellwork:
     
    • Describe the motion in the graph
    • [R1]
    • Describe the motion in the graph
    • [R2]
     
    Assignments:
    • Motion Graphs skills lab (nearpod.com) code: ROUCI
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    Bellwork:
    • Describe the motion in the graph
    • [F1]
    • Describe the motion of the objects in the graph.
    • [F2]
     
    Assignments: 
     
     
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    Bellwork:
     
    • What is the formula for calculating acceleration?
    • A student moves from her desk to the door in 17 seconds. Her speed changes from rest to 5 m/s. What is her acceleration?
     
    Assignments:
    • Finish Unit 2, Lesson 6 visual vocabulary
    • Motion Graphs Quiz Corrections
     
     
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    Bellwork:
     
    •  What term describes the highest part of a transverse wave?
    • What term describes the lowest part of a transverse wave?
    Assignments:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
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    November

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
     
    • What is the term that desribes waves that require a medium through which to move?
    • List two examples of waves you experience in every day life.
     
    Assignments:
    • Properties of waves Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com) Code: CKDSG 
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    Bellwork:
    •  Show me your completed waves worksheet (front side only)
     
    Assignments:
    • Cyber Safety
    • Parts of a wave practice
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • What term describes the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time?
    • What term describes the distance between two corresponding points of a wave? 
     
    Assignments:
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • What is the term that describes electromagnetic radiation that our eyes can detect?
    • What is the unit for frequency of a wave? 
    Assignments:
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    Bellwork:
    • What term describes objects that will reflect or absorb light waves?
    • List 3 materials that are considered opaque.
    Assignments:
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    •  What is a medium?
    • What type of waves can be felt as heat?
    Assignments:
     
     
     
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    Bellwork: 
    •  List the colors of the visible light spectrum from longest to shortest wavelength.
    Assignments:
    • Electromagnetic Spectrum Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com) code: BTXUN
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    •  What type of wave has the greatest amount of energy?
    • What type of wave has the least amount of energy?
     Assignments: 
    • Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Quiz
    • Missing Work (Catch-Up Day)
     
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    •  What term describes types of objects that reflect or absorb all the light waves that strike its surface?
    • What term describes the types of objects that allow light waves to completely pass through it?
    Assignments: 
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    Bellwork:
    • ___ are created when a source of energy causes a medium to vibrate.
    • What are the 4 basic properties of waves?
     Assignments:
    • Unit 2 Review
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Define refraction
    • Give an example
    Assignments:
    • Unit 2 Test
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • What is the relationship between the frequency and wavelength of a wave?
    Assignments:
    •  Percy Julian
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    Bellwork:
    • What term describe sthe bouncing back of a wave when it hits a surface through which it cannot pass?
    Assignments:
    • Percy Julian 
     
     
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     No School: Thanksgiving Break
     
     
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    December

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Assignments:
    • Physical and ChemicalProperties Quiz
    • Physical and Chemical Changes Vocabulary 
     
     
     
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    Assignments: 
    • Physical and Chemical Changes Quiz 
    • Atomic Structure Vocabulary 
     
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     Assignments:
    • Atomic Structure Quiz
    • Periodic Table Vocabulary 
     
     
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    Assignments: 
    • 1st Semester Review 
     
     
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    Assignments:  
    • 1st Semester Test (Hours 1, 3, 5)  
     
     
     
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    Assignments:
    • 1st Semester Test (Hours 2, 4, 6) 
     
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    No School: Winter Break 
     
     
     
     
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