Principal’s Corner
7th & 8th Grade Science

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There are several things coming up soon of a science nature.  First, the Jr. Olympiad is coming up in early March.  We teachers will be soon selecting the students who will go and represent our school in this fun, STEAM related competition.  We will be looking at a combination of grades, team play, and critical thinking in order to make our selections of students from 6-8th grade.  Second, some select students who performed well on their science fair projects back in November, will be heading to SIUE in late March to compete in the regional science fair.  More on that to come…

Permission slips have gone home with students for field trips to the St. Louis Science Center in March.  The 7th grade will go on March 10 and the 8th grade will go on March 17.  The 7th grade will attend a Planetarium program and the 8th will go to the OMNIMAX.  The cost for each trip and bus is on the permission slip.  I need parent chaperones for both trips so let me know if you can come along with us!

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON IN EACH OF MY CLASSES THIS MONTH:

  In 7th grade, we have been learning about earthquakes and volcanoes!  We will be transitioning soon to rocks and minerals.

In 8th grade science, we are studying  sound and light. Soon, we will begin chemistry!

Here is my student of the month:

February:

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NAME: Ella

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  9

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S): Language Arts

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:  Volleyball/Science

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Listening

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?:  Architect

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:  I get creeped out by crab legs.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “Don’t give up.”

 

 

Science is a tool to help solve the questions of who, what, where, when, and how.  Faith and religion are the realm of the most important question, why.

7th Grade Science at Evangelical is Earth Science and Astronomy.  We use the CPO Science curriculum with integrated lab equipment.

8th Grade Science at Evangelical is Physical Science.  As with Earth Science, we follow the CPO Science curriculum.  www.cposcience.com

All materials are in digital format and make the  use of Chromebooks ideal!  Evangelical students engage in laboratory experiences regularly that challenge their thinking skills as well as foster cooperative learning.

 

I am again having 6th-8th grade Science Club on the first and third Mondays of each month.  The first meeting of the month we will watch something educational about science.  If you would like to donate snacks and/or drinks for those meetings, I would really appreciate it.  The second meeting of the month is about doing some kind of activity/lab that we might not normally do as part of the regular curriculum.  There is a page on this website with the information about Science Club as well as our meeting dates for the year.  Click here.

 

Want to keep up with the latest science around the world?  Check out www.sciencedaily.com

 

DWP will continue to play a role in our lessons in science.  (Every DWP skill is absolutely essential to understanding and working with science.)

We will be doing lots of labs and investigations, we will watch videos, play games, and have fun gaining knowledge of how our universe works!