7th & 8th Grade Science

Welcome back for the 2018-2019 school year!  I look forward to working with all of you 7th and 8th graders and parents.

We have already hit the ground running in science class.  The 7th graders have been learning about the scientific method and have already performed a couple of labs where they followed the method while investigating the flow rate of a spigot attached to a bucket.

8th graders have been learning the basics of what is entailed in physical science.  They, too, have performed a couple of labs where they learned to measure time with our photogate timers and how to properly measure length and mass.

Here is my student of the month:

September:

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NAME:  Kaitlin

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  11

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):  Science and P.E.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:  Sports

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Social Skills

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?:  A teacher

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:  I’ve watched Grey’s Anatomy three times.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

 

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:

  • September 17th
  • October 8th and 22nd
  • November 5th and 19th
  • December 3rd and 17th
  • 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!