Mr. Kyle Mahlan « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
WELCOME TO THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
MIDDLETON - 8th Grade Physical Science and Physical Science Honors
Welcome to my class. Please use this page for information regarding my classes. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Please see the attached pdf documents posted below. Make sure to read ALL documents (Syllabus, Lab Safety Contract, and Classroom Behavioral Management). You may then sign the Electronic Signature Page by clicking the link below and filling in the Google Form:
REGULAR Classes (1st, 7th): https://forms.gle/MGs67eFr5p9DJbWUA
HONORS Classes (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th): https://forms.gle/iEsr2EQ6yYNAdoGq6
By signing this document, you and your parent are indicating you have read ALL documents noted on the Electronic Signature Page.
PREVIOUS STUDENTS: Information for High School Science Fair:
Please Make sure to have the following supplies with you daily!
HONORS ONLY- Science Project Composition Book
Pens, pencils, and highlighters
Calculator (One will be required for all math classes so the same can be used for science, as well)
Current Class Curriculum
Please use the calendars below (Or your Google calendar once you are set up in Google Classroom)for all classwork, assignments, and tests. If you are absent, please check Google Classroom Stream Page for the most up to date information.
All work for the week is posted on the Monday of that week.
HONORS ONLY: Science Project Reqiuired for all HONORS students
More information to come!
All Honors students will have access to the Science Project Information under a separate Google Classroom. This Google Classroom is for informational purposes only and has ALL information necessary for completing this project. All work will be submitted through your class period GC.
Agricultural Related Science Fair Project- Click here for ag projects
Great Science Projects - Click here to read about great science projects.
The Basics (for every great science project) - Click here to read about the basics to every great science project.
Science News- Click Here
Key Science Project Vocabulary:
Controlled Experiment-An experiment which involves changing only 1 factor (independent variable) and observing its effect on one thing, while keeping all other factors (variables) constant.
Variable- Factors that can change during an experiment
Independent (Tested or manipulated) Variable- The ONE factor that is changed/tested during a controlled experiment.
Dependent (Responding) Variable- Changes in response to the independent variable
Controlled Variable(s)- The variable(s) that are kept the same, or controlled, throughout an experiment.
We will be using google classroom for important information and assignments.
The most up to date information will be posted on Google Classroom!!
Please make sure you have your Chromebook with you daily and make sure it's charged!
IF YOU ARE ABSENT...
Please log into your Google Classroom and read through the Daily Agenda for any days missed.
Read the information for both classwork and homework for the day(s) you are absent
Any homework assignments/paperwork given out in class can also be found using the "Classwork" tab in Google Classroom
PLEASE NOTE: Any computer assignments with pre-assigned dates will be due on that date even if you are absent.
The assignment automatically closes on it assigned time/date. There is always plenty of time to complete these assignments both in class and at home. There is NO LATE CREDIT.
SAVVAS ELEVATE SCIENCE TEXTBOOK INFORMATION
Student Sign In Instructions:
Please log in using Clever. Click on Savaas.
Progress Learning INFORMATION
Login through Clever
Progress Learning will be assigned for every chapter.
There will be different standards based activities that you will need to complete for a grade that will be entered into the gradebook.
Grades earned are the grades that are entered (highest received grade)
Most of the time, unlimited attempts will be allowed.
Performance tasks, videos, games will be entered as a practice grade
Question sets will be entered as a mastery grade.
All due dates are clearly posted on the calendar below, as well as on the Progress Learning assignment posted in GC Classwork page at the start of the chapter.
Students will have access from their google classroom account for our class. When creating an account, 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.
All class codes to join a class are posted in your class period Google Classroom. You can find the class code on the Classwork page under "website Information"
YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN UNDER YOUR CLASS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT!
HOW TO EARN EXTRA CREDIT WITH QUIZLET (Available with every unit)
Complete all activities (except Gravity) and earn a 100% on the Pratice test-5 extra credit points will be added to your vocab test
Skyward is our online gradebook that can be accessed at any time by both students and parents.
Students have their own username and password:
USERNAME: Same user name as school computer (first initial followed by student ID number)
PASSWORD: Same one they have been using on the VCS computers. (IF STUDENTS CHANGE THEIR PASSWORD AT SCHOOL...IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE ON Skyward)
NEW!!! Skward Password reset...from anywhere
Please use this link and follow directions to reset your student Skyward password.
Please visit the media center connection page for basic issues regarding your Chromebook.
The Villages Charter School has also established a new tech support line for parents and students. Call 352-259-6888 Monday - Friday (7:30 am - 4:30 pm)
OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES:
Chemistry Labs and Help:
Balancing Chemical Equations:
Periodic Table Resources:
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
8th Grade Honors Physical Science Syllabus - Physical Syllabus
8th Grade Regular Physical Science Syllabus - Physical Syllabus
Behavior Management Plan - Behavior Management Plan
Mahlan Classroom Library - Mahlan Classroom Library
Safety Contract - Safety Contract
Science Fair Ideas - Science Fair Ideas