Our last unit in 8th grade science will cover biodiversity on Earth. Students will be learning about Earth's history, Classification and Ecosystems in this unit.
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We are currently working on a Rube Goldberg Project. Each student will be making a Rube Goldberg Machine and will be expected to explain how several physics concepts relate to their machine. The concepts will include simple machines, work, mechanical advantage, Newton's Laws, momentum, forces, and energy transformations. The Rube Goldberg Machines will be due on Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st.
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We have kicked off our Heredity Unit. This unit covers various topics including mitosis, meiosis, Mendel, modes of inheritance, Punnet squares, pedigrees, and everything in between!
We will be spending the next week on a short macromolecule unit. The quiz for this unit is planned for Friday, January 17th.
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I have made a Quizlet set for science vocabulary words that students need to know by the end of the school year. On this website there are a couple of different ways you can practice - with flashcards, taking a practice test or with games.
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Visit Mrs. Foreback's website to visit the recommended websites for each type of energy resource.
We have started an energy resources project. Each class is given a scenario about a type of energy resource. One half of the class is in charge of creating a campaign FOR that type of energy resource (example: wind power in the great lakes) and the other half of the class is arguing AGAINST the energy resource. At the end of the project the entire 8th grade class will vote for one side or the other. The project products will be due on December 17th and the Project Reflection (which counts as a test grade) will take place on December 19th and 20th.
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