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Welcome to 2017-2018
8th grade Physical Science and Honors Physical Science with Mrs. Wiley!
Curriculum - Look below to find out what we are currently investigating!
Currently, we are exploring Energy & Motion in Chapter 12. Below are the learning targets. Testing for Chapter 12 scheduled for Thursday 11/16.
Chapter Learning Goals:
- The student will investigate and describe types of forces including contact forces and forces acting at a distance, such as electrical, magnetic, and gravitational. SC8P13.1
- The student will explore the Law of Gravity by recognizing that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object and that the force depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are. SC8P13.2
- The student will investigate and describe that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed, or direction of motion, or both. SC8P13.3
- Interpret and apply Newton’s laws of motion. SC.912.P.12.2
Honors Physical Science
Science Fair 2017-2018
All students in honor classes are required to complete an independent investigation first semester. Students may choose or be placed on a path - GREEN or GOLD. Both paths complete the whole process, however, the end products are different. GREEN path will complete their investigation with a slide show and present to Mrs. Wiley. GOLD path will complete their investigation with a professional project board and present to community judges at our local school fair in November. GOLD path does require more time and effort. Projects must be at the 8th grade level or above. GOLD path can have many extra rewards like extra credit, money, and opportunities to move on to the next level to compete. The hardest part of the investigation is finding a question. Below are links to help you with this journey.
Science Project Resources - Click here to read about science project resources.
Great Science Projects - Click here to read about great science projects.
How to Think Like a Scientist - Click here to read about how to think like a scientist.
It All Starts With an Idea - Click here to read about it all starts with an idea.
The Basics (for every great science project) - Click here to read about the basics to every great science project.
Feed Your Brain (find out what is already known) - Click here to read about feeding your brain.
Glossary of Research Terms (you must know all of these) - Click here to read and learn about the research terms you must know.
Please remember you are the scientist and Mrs. Wiley is your guide. Email questions or concerns.
What are we doing each day??
Please use the calendars below (depending on class) to see the daily assignments on the first school day of the week under Weekly Assignments.
Mrs. Wiley's Google Classroom
I am so excited this year every student has their own chrome book. We will be using google classroom for important information and assignments.
This is a new adventure for me too:) Please make sure you have it daily and it's charged!
Mrs. Wiley's 7th grade Mentoring Group-
Review for vocabulary grades
Students will have access from their google classroom account for our class. Students must complete flashcards and test (until 100%) for vocabulary points or they may do it the "old school " way - write all terms & definitions. Bonus points for completion of additional activities. Most chapters students will take a vocabulary quiz on the due date of the vocabulary assignment unless it's a short chapter it will be incorporated into the chapter test. Please include your first name and last inital in your username. You must also remember your password. I recommend that you use the same password as your chromebook log in. I can not change or access your passwords.
Skyward Chapter Test
All chapter tests will be online in Skyward. Students will have access at school the day of test. Students must use their log in numbers and passwords that they use to log into all school computers. Honors classes will also have a written response test for each chapter.
Online Textbook & Bonus Activities - Students will be receiving a username and password to access www.pearsonsuccessnet.com. At this web site, students will find their textbook online and additional activities to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom. A few days prior to the chapter tests students will have access to the online chapter practice test. They will also have the opportunity to get bonus points on for all chapter tests by completing these online practice tests and earning a 70% or above. In addition to earning bonus points, this will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests. Use the link listed below. It must be accessed using Google Chrome.
NEW LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEARSON TEXTBOOK:
Login Link (both Internal and External from the network): Pearson Success Website
Online Practice Test Instructions (Extra Credit Opportunity prior to Chapter tests-Pearsonsuccess)
- Click on the link above and log in.(Remember...you MUST use CHROME)
- Username: villagesschool\ followed by their school username
- The password is the same one they have been using on the VCS computers. (IF STUDENTS CHANGE THEIR PASSWORD AT SCHOOL...IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE ON PEARSON)
- Username: villagesschool\ followed by their school username
- Click on Things to Do (top right).
- The test will be waiting for you several days prior to the test date.
- Your score will be sent to me.
- Students that score a 70% or higher will receive bonus points on their chapter test.
Cool Science News and Information:
http://www.usatestprep.com/Member-Login?logout=1 go to the acrade and play games on standards we are currently studying for extra help and practice.
Alien Juice bar Acidic or Alkaline - http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/portfolio/alien-juice-bar/
Science Is Fun 2 - 1st site for Chemistry Scavenger Hunt http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/ChemTime/ChemTime.html
Chem4Kids - 2nd site for Chemistry Scavenger Hunt http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html at same site click on Names/Naming to get the next anwers
Quia! Chem Games - 3rd site https://www.quia.com/mc/65904.html
Please email me with any questions or concerns.
Chapter 1 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus Points:)
Chapter 10 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for bonus:)
Chapter 11 Online Practice Test - Print, complete, & turn in for bonus:)
Chapter 12 Online Practice Test - Print & complete for bonus points:)
Chapter 2 Online Practice Test - Print out & complete for bonus points:)
Chapter 3 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Chapter 4 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Chapter 5 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Chapter 6 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Chapter 7 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Chapter 8 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Chapter 9 Online Practice Test - Print & Complete for Bonus:)
Physics Day 12/8 - Information -$, what to wear, & times
Physics Day Parent Consent - Complete & Sign with Payment by 10/13
Sci Fair Project Guide 17-18 - Dates, Examples, & Format to follow!!
Science Fair - Idea Websites
VCMS Behavior Plan 2017-2018 -