8th Grade Physical Science

A journey through Chemistry and Physics.

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Week of Nov. 6 – 10 “Velocity, Acceleration, and Motion Graphs”

This week in Physical Science we will continue with our focus on Velocity, Acceleration, and  Analyze Motion Graphs. 

Students will get a chance to explore velocity and acceleration through motion labs which will expand over two class periods.

 

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*Students are required to complete all notes at home as well as CK-12 Practice through their Edmodo accounts to allow time to explore in class using labs and virtual labs every week. Please notify teacher if your student needs to stay after school or before school to complete online assignments. All teachers are flexible and willing to assists any student with whatever the needs may be to get assignments completed on time. No excuses!

Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about cause and effect relationships between force, mass, and the motion of objects. 

a. Analyze and interpret data to identify patterns in the relationships between speed and
distance, and velocity and acceleration.
b. Construct an explanation using Newton’s Laws of Motion to describe the effects of balanced
and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

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***Need access to our online textbook? Click on the resource tab above to access it. To learn how to navigate it, login to your student’s Edmodo account to retrieve the navigation document. 

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Week of Sept. 13 – 15 “Physical & Chemical Properties/Changes”

This week in Physical Science we will continue with our focus on Physical and Chemical Properties as well as Physical and Chemical Changes. 

Students will get a chance to explore physical properties by looking at Density. Students will participate in a Density Column Lab Experiment will expand over two class periods.

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*Students are required to complete all notes at home as well as CK-12 Practice through their Edmodo accounts to allow time to explore in class using labs and virtual labs every week. Please notify teacher if your student needs to stay after school or before school to complete online assignments. All teachers are flexible and willing to assists any student with whatever the needs may be to get assignments completed on time. No excuses!

  • Online Assignments for this week through Edmodo for Mr. Holder’s Classes: CK-12 Science Practice ~ Physical Properties of Matter, Chemical Properties of Matter (Due on Friday, 9.22.17 by 8pm)

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Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.

c. Plan and carry out investigations to compare and contrast chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility) and physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) properties of matter.

d. Construct an argument based on observational evidence to support the claim that when a change in a substance occurs, it can be classified as either chemical or physical.

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***Need access to our online textbook? Click on the resource tab above to access it. To learn how to navigate it, login to your student’s Edmodo account to retrieve the navigation document. 

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School Closed!

Due to Inclement Weather approaching, Cobb County Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (9.11 & 9.12).

Classes will resume on Wednesday (9.13)

 

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Week of Sept. 5 – 8 Physical vs. Chemical Properties and Changes

This week in Physical Science we will be learning about Physical and Chemical Properties as well as Physical and Chemical Changes of Matter. 

*Students are required to complete all notes at home as well as CK-12 Practice through their Edmodo accounts to allow time to explore in class using labs and virtual labs every week.

Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.

c. Plan and carry out investigations to compare and contrast chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility) and physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) properties of matter.

d. Construct an argument based on observational evidence to support the claim that when a change in a substance occurs, it can be classified as either chemical or physical.

Click here to see a quick explanation:

Physical and Chemical

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Week of Aug. 28 – Sept. 1 Reviewing concepts from S8P1. a. & b.

This week in Physical Science we will be reviewing the “States of Matter”, their phase changes, Pure Substances (Elements & Compounds), and Mixtures. Students will be assessed over these concepts this Wednesday (8.30.17). 

*Students are required to complete all notes at home as well as CK-12 Practice through their Edmodo accounts to allow time to explore in class using labs and virtual labs every week.

Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.

a. Develop and use a model to compare and contrast pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures. (Clarification statement: Include heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Types of bonds and compounds will be addressed in high school physical science.)

b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.

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Week of Aug. 21 – 25 “States of Matter” and “Phase Changes”

This week in Physical Science we will be looking at the “States of Matter” and their phase changes. “Students will get a chance to explore how the particles of (Solids – Liquids – Gases – Plasmas) move in each state and how they change due to the addition or removal of heat.

*Students are required to complete all notes at home as well as CK-12 Practice through their Edmodo accounts to allow time to explore in class using labs and virtual labs every week.

Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.

 

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Week of Aug. 14 – 18 “Mixtures” & “States of Matter”

This week in Physical Science we will be reviewing “Elements and Compounds” and focusing on “Mixtures”. Students will get a chance to explore how mixtures work and how they can be easily separated in comparison to compounds. Towards the end of the week, we will be going on to “States of Matter”. 

*Students are required to complete all notes at home as well as CK-12 Practice through their Edmodo accounts to allow time to explore in class using labs and virtual labs every week.

Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
a. Develop and use a model to compare and contrast pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures. (Clarification statement: Include heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Types of bonds and compounds will be addressed in high school physical science.)

b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.

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Week of Aug. 7 – 11 “Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures”

This week in Physical Science we will be covering “Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures”. 

Standard(s)/Objective(s): S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
a. Develop and use a model to compare and contrast pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures. (Clarification statement: Include heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Types of bonds and compounds will be addressed in high school physical science.)

Study Questions to ask at home: (Make sure your child is able to give real-life examples)

What is a pure substance?

What is an element?

What is a compound?

What is a molecule?

What is the difference between compounds and molecules?

What is a mixture? What are two categories of mixtures? What are suspensions, colloids, and solutions? What category of mixtures do suspensions, colloids, and solutions fall under?

What is the difference between compounds and mixtures?

Tip: Ask your child to break down the standards to you to see if they remember what it is that they need to know and be able to do by the end of the school year. (Hint – Use the verbs and nouns.)

 

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Welcome Back to School!

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the 2017 – 2018 school year. This year 8th-grade students will get a chance to take a deep dive into Physical Science. This year the Georgia Department of Education has developed new standards for students to dive into. This doesn’t really change how we do things in Floyd’s 8th Science Departement. We are just going to continue with our ‘wow-factor’ as we get our students going this year. Students will learn about the “Nature of Matter”, “Forces & Motion”, “Forms & Transformations of Energy”, “Electricity & Magnetism”, and lastly, the “Nature of Waves”.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We are all here to help.

  • FMS 8th Grade Science

Ms. O. Young – [email protected]

Mrs. M. Coardes – [email protected]

Mr. A. Holder – [email protected]

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About … 8th Grade Science…

This is the 8th Grade online Science lab where one can stay updated with the latest information about what going on in Physical Science class! Don’t miss out on important information. Continue to check this blog weekly throughout the school year to make sure your child is completing all assignments as requested and using the provided study materials to be at least a proficient learner of Physical Science. # goals #proficentlearners #distinguishedlearners #GMAS

 

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