7th & 8th Grade Science

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I can’t believe it is already February!  This year is going too quickly…

Both 7th and 8th grade classes are looking forward to our upcoming field trips to the St. Louis Science Center in March.  Permission slips have already been sent home.

8th Graders are getting excited about high school as they have been taking placement tests and getting registered for freshman classes.  Remember everyone, we still have a whole quarter of middle school left!  Don’t check out on me yet!

This month in Science, the 7th graders will be studying geology.  They will be learning about earthquakes and volcanoes and will be finishing up geology with rocks and minerals.  Next… astronomy!

8th graders are learning about light and sound.  By the end of the month, they will be leaving Physics behind and moving into Chemistry!

Here is my student of the month:

February:

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NAME: Alyssa

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  8

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):  Social Studies

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sign language, writing, and volleyball

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Initiating Solutions

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?: A cardiologist

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:  I have three siblings.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “Love all. Trust few. Everything’s real, but not everyone is true”

 

 

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.  

Here is the list of meetings this year:

  • 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!