Mrs. Rudick's 8th Grade Science Class

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge. – Stephen Hawking

Jeopardy for Final



Study Guide is due tomorrow, Friday 5/18


-Mr. Tanner

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Tuesday 5/8


Yesterday and today we started our unit on work and machines.

1-3 periods took notes on pages 210-213 and completed the calculating work interactive.

I also assigned the section review on page 215 problems (3,5,7,8,and 9)

6-7th period read and discussed pages 216-219

section review page 221 (1,2,3,4,7,9)



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Friday 5/4


Happy Friday and May the 4th be with you all!!!

Today we finished up the Tiny House PBL!!!! I had a blast working with you all wiring and troubleshooting problems as we wired. Tiny House PBL grades will be in this weekend along with the unit 11 test, so be on the lookout in synergy.

I also gave out study guides for the Final Exam today. Here is an electronic copy in case you misplaced it or want to type on it.

Physical Science Exam Study Guide 18-23zr1rj

Fill out the study guide and bring it to class on Tuesday 5/8!


Have a great weekend!

-Mr. Tanner

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Monday 4/30


Welcome back from the weekend!!!

Today, we continued working on our tiny house PBL. We will continue with this PBL until Wednesday. I have attached the rubric below so you will understand how you will be graded. Wiring Your House Rubric 18 (1)-2963yw2

After the Tiny House PBL we will start on simple machines!

-Mr. Tanner

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Tuesday 4/24


Today we took our test over Electricity and Magnetism! I after taking a quick glance at some of the test I feel that you guys did great!

We will begin our PBL Project tomorrow so please bring in poster boards!


-Mr. Tanner


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Monday 4/23


Welcome back from a short lived weekend!

Today we reviewed for the test on Tuesday (tomorrow) 4/24!!!!

Here are the review games we played along with a copy of the study guide!

HW: Study for the test!!!

Study Guide electricity magnetism (2)-ztpu0z electricity_and_magnetism_review_game-vz5hic

-Mr. Tanner

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Thursday 4/19


Today we compared and contrasted series and parallel circuits. Students started a lab where we built different series and parallel with different loads. Students answered questions based on their observations. I have attached the handout below if you need to print this again to answer the questions. Comparing and Contrasting Series and Parallel Circuits (1)-1gnjbll

We also used the Phet simulator to build series and parallel circuits using the SmartBoard. If you would like more practice on building circuits click the link below and it will take you to the Phet sim.

HW- None

Study for Test on 4/24

-Mr. Tanner

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Wednesday 4/18


We are back to a normal schedule today, and that means we are getting back to electricity.

Today we read and discussed pages 494-498. We took notes on the vocabulary and created some visuals to aid in studying. We also watched some great videos that aided in our understanding, they will be linked below!


Vocab: Energy source, wire, load, circuit, parallel circuit, series circuit, switch

HW: SR pg. 499 1-7

TEST 4/26 Study guide will be posted soon!

-Mr. Tanner


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Tuesday 3/17


Final Day of Testing!!!!

Today we completed our discussion on Electric Motors, and we completed the 5 analysis questions. If you were absent Monday or Tuesday look at Monday’s Blog to get the handout, the 5 questions are located there.

No HW!


-Mr. Tanner

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Monday 4/16


Welcome back from a much needed weekend! We will be finishing up EoG testing today and tomorrow, then back to a normal schedule the rest of the week.

Today we explored electric motors, students worked in pairs to construct an electric motor using: Wire, battery, paperclips, and electrical tape. I have attached the document I used in class so you all can have a copy.

-Mr. Tanner


Building Electric Motors-1q1rvgz

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