7th & 8th Grade Science

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It’s fall and we made it successfully to and from Washington, D.C.!  Everyone had a great time and a lot was learned about our nation’s capitol.

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As we get ready for Halloween, please remember that all 8th graders are required to work on a science fair project.  They are to be an experiment and are to be completed alone without partners.  Those projects are due on November 21.  Information has been sent home with each student.  If anyone needs help or advice, please let me know.

  In 7th grade, we have been learning about the water cycle and atmosphere of planet Earth.  Next, we will be moving into weather and that means our annual 20-day weather lab.  As the weather gets colder, please dress appropriately for going outside to gather weather data.  We will go outside no matter what, unless it is dangerous (lightning, wind storm, hail, etc.)  If it is just cold or drizzly, we will go out!

In 8th grade science, we are studying motion and Newton’s three laws of motion.  We will be soon moving into machines and simple machines.  The amount of math in class is daunting, but easily manageable if students keep up with their classwork and homework.

Here is my student of the month:

October:

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NAME: Lucas

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL: This is his first year!

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S): Math, Spanish, Science

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Practicing Spanish

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?: Resolving Problems

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?: Chemist

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

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “When life doesn’t go right, you go left.”

 

 

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!