7th & 8th Grade Science

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s 2019 and I can’t wait to get the year started off with a bang!  I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and New Year’s and that everyone comes back ready to learn since we have so much to still cover in both Earth and Physical Science.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind generosity at Christmas.  All of the gifts I received were very thoughtful and more than generous.  I am once again humbled by the students and parents here at Evangelical School!

This month in Science, the 7th graders will be studying geology.  They will begin with understanding dating techniques and then move into Earth’s interior.

8th graders are learning about electricity and then they will move into harmonic motion.  They will be building simple circuits, constructing electromagnets and then they will play with pendulums!

Here is my student of the month:

January:

 

NAME: Greg

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  10

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):  Math and P.E.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Playing baseball

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Social Skills

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?: A baseball player

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:  I play the guitar.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  – Babe Ruth

 

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.  I encourage ideas for these meetings as well.  

Here is the list of meetings this year:

  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th and 18th
  • April 1st and 15th
  • May 6th and 20th

 

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!