7th & 8th Grade Science

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of the gifts and treats that were shared and given to me for the holidays!  Once again, I am humbled at the generosity of the families here at Evangelical School.

We had a STEAM night this month here at the school!  It was a celebration of all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math!  Thanks to everyone who came out and for all of the hard work all of the teachers did here to put on this fun, family evening!

There are several things coming up soon of a science nature.  First, the Jr. Olympiad is coming up in early March.  We teachers will be soon selecting the students who will go and represent our school in this fun, STEAM related competition.  We will be looking at a combination of grades, team play, and critical thinking in order to make our selections of students from 6-8th grade.  Second, some select students who performed well on their science fair projects back in November, will be heading to SIUE in late March to compete in the regional science fair.  More on that to come…

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON IN EACH OF MY CLASSES THIS MONTH:

  In 7th grade, we have been learning about what is inside of the Earth and we will be quickly moving into plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes!

In 8th grade science, we are studying electricity and will be moving next into harmonic motion, waves, sound and light.

Here is my student of the month:

January:

NAME: Will

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL: 11

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

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sports

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?: Sharing

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?: Engineer

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS: I’m short!

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “What are we doing tonight?”

 

 

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!