7th & 8th Grade Science

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It’s the holiday season!  I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas!

For fun this year I grew a No-Shave-November beard and let the students vote with money on how I should trim it now that it is December.  I let them pick between Elvis Sideburns, Wolverine, Chester A. Arthur, Handlebar Moustache, Colonel Sanders, or Pencil-Thin Moustache.  The money would go toward buying toys for Toys-For-Tots.  The winner was Handlebar Moustache!  Here are the pics for all of that…

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  In 7th grade, we have been learning about oceans and mapping.  Before we go on break, we will learn about how scientists figure out how old things are in the geologic record.

In 8th grade science, we are studying astronomy and will be beginning to learn about simple electronics before we go on break.  We will continue electricity when we get back in January.

Here is my student of the month:

December:


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NAME: Meredith

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  2

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S): Science

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sports

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?: Social Skills

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?: Police Officer

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS: I love Sunny D!

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “The secret of life is cupcakes.”

 

 

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!