7th & 8th Grade Science

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One more month to go until our 8th graders graduate!  Stay focused 8th grade, there is still a lot to learn before you leave us!

This month in 8th grade science, we are in chemistry.  They are now learning about ionic and covalent bonding, and will be moving into reactions and solutions.

In 7th grade science, students will continue in Astronomy.  We will talk about the interrelations between the Earth, Moon, and Sun as well as move out into the universe to discuss stars, galaxies and the big bang.  Next, our annual rocket simulation!

Here is my student of the month:

April:

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NAME: Thomas

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  5

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):  Math and Science

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:  Computers and Video Games

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Listening

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?:  I want to design computer hardware.

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

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “Think for yourself and acquire knowledge.”

 

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:

April 16

May 7 and 21

 

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!