We are happy to share that Durham is now offering morning labs to help ANY student who would like additional help. Morning tutoring labs run from 8:15 am to 8:50 am. Students are to report to the cafeteria at 8:15 am and receive a pass to go to the lab. Students will be required to sign in with the teacher any time they attend a session. The sessions are open to any student and no prior arrangements must be made with the teacher. The 8th grade schedule is as follows:
Mondays: Science Lab
Room 324 with Ms. Graham or Room 338 with Ms. Hartrampf
Tuesdays: ELA Lab
Room 343 with Ms. Salter
Thursdays: Math Lab
Room 319 with Mrs. Allen
- Velocity Notes
- Velocity Motion Graphs & Practice
- Reviewed Test on Atoms and Periodic Table
Tuesday: No School
Wednesday: Motion Stories
- Motion Stories – due on Monday (11/13/17). Please spell check and use proper grammar. Your story MUST match the unique distance-time graph you were given in class.
Thursday: Bubble Gum Lab
- Bubble Gum Lab
- Post-lab questions due tomorrow (11/10/17)
- Work on Motion Stories
- BrainPOP: Acceleration
- Acceleration Notes
- Moving Man PHET Lab
- Exit Ticket: Distance-Time Graphs vs. Speed-Time Graphs
- Motion Stories due Monday (11/13/17)
Monday: Intro to Motion
Bell Ringer #16: Describe your position in the classroom using a reference point (ie. the door, the SmartBoard, another student’s seat) and a set of directions from that reference point.
Wind-Up Toy Demo
Directed Reading – Ch. 5 Section 1 (due at the end of class)
DUE: Balancing Chemical Equations (3rd and 5th Block, 4th Block due by Friday 11/3)
Bell Ringer #17: How do you know when an object is “in motion”?
Speed, Time, Distance Practice Problems (finish for HW if not completed)
Wednesday: Motion Graphs
Bell Ringer #18: Practice calculating speed
Notes: Motion Graphs
Practice Problems using Motion Graphs (finish for HW if not done in class)
Bell Ringer #19: What kind of motion is shown in the motion graph?
Bill Nye Video: Forces and Motion
(Only saw 4th and 5th Block)
Friday: Domino Lab
Bell Ringer #20
Introduce Domino Lab
Post-Lab Questions (due Monday, 11/6 if not completed in class)
Monday: History of the Atom
Bell Ringer #11: What forces do you think hold an atom together? Explain your reasoning. Answer: It is electromagnetic force because the positive protons and negative electrons attract to each other, holding the atom together.
Where Is It? Activity (p. 54 in IAN)
History of the Atom Packet (could work in partners)
HW: Finish Unit 3 Study Guide due tomorrow (10/24)
Bell Ringer #12: What force(s) hold the NUCLEUS (protons and neutrons) of an atom together? Answer: STRONG FORCE
Bill Nye Video: Atoms and Molecules
Review Unit 3 Study Guide
HW: STUDY FOR TEST!!!
Wednesday: Periodic Table Bingo
Review using periodic table to identify elements and find information on their atomic structure.
HW: STUDY FOR TEST!!!
Thursday: Unit 3 Test – Atoms and the Periodic Table
Friday: Chemical Equations and Conservation of Mass
Notes: Balancing Chemical Equations
Practice problems w/s: # 1-25 (due Monday if not finished in class – 3rd and 5th Block ONLY; 4th Block will get caught up at some point next week)