EARTH SCIENCE - 8th GRADE

  • EARTH SCIENCE 

    Please find all assignments on Google Classroom.  Each student is to sign into the classroom either by clicking on the email I sent out or by joining the class using the class codes listed on the KCHS Home Page under a tab.  Assignments will be submitted through the Google Classroom.  If you have any questions, please email me.

    I hope you are all doing well!  Spring has arrived, and I am excited to go cut some grass!

     

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE POSTED ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM TO SUBMIT TO ME VIA THE CLASSROOM.  EACH STUDENT SHOULD HAVE JOINED THE CLASS.  ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE TO HELP MANAGE THE WORK.

    Week 1 

    Monday, March 30 - Students are to use their Pink PSSA Vocabulary Sheet to write the correct term with the correct definition.  Words 1-44

    Tuesday, March 31 -  Students are to use their Pink PSSA Vocabulary Sheet to write the correct term with the correct definition.  Words 1-44

    Wednesday, April 1 - Students are to use their Pink PSSA Vocabulary Sheet to write the correct term with the correct definition.  Words 45-85

    Thursday, April 2 = Students are to use their Pink PSSA Vocabulary Sheet to write the correct term with the correct definition.  Words 45-85

    Friday, April 3 - Quizlet using the PSSA Vocabulary Words  - write down your answers as you take the quiz and submit to me. 

     

    ONLINE:  IF YOU DID NOT SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT - PLEASE DO SO ASAP!  (LATE OR NOT!)

     

    Week 2  - Please do not submit chapter 14 paperwork in google classroom until all 5 assignments are completed - due April 20.

    Monday, April 6 - Students are to use their book and define chapter 14 vocabulary.  Please do not cut/paste definitions from the internet - you will not receive full credit.  You must use your book definitions.  page 418 contains a list of the words.

    Tuesday, April 7 - Read Section 14-1.  Write down eight pieces of information you learned or thought interesting.  Include 2 pictures - cut/ paste or draw.

    Wednesday, April 8 - Easter Break

    Thursday, April 9 - Easter Break

    Friday, April 10 - Easter Break

     

    Week 3

    Monday, April 13 - Easter Break

    Tuesday, April 14 - Read section 14-2. Write down 8 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Wednesday, April 15 - Read section 14-3. Write down 8 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Thursday, April 16 - Enrichment:  Find 2 youtube videos on geologic time/natural selection/Charles Darwin OR read two articles OR watch 2 news stories that relate to an aspect of chapter 14.  Write down 3 things you learned from each video/article/ news story.

    Friday, April 17 - Itś the end of the Unit made up of 2 chapters.  There are 10 questions from chapter 13 and 10 questions from chapter 14 for a total of 20 questions.  You may use your book.  Please answer and submit.  (due - April 22)

     

    ONLINE:  IF YOU DID NOT SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT - PLEASE DO SO ASAP!  (LATE OR NOT!)

     

    Week 4 

    Monday, April 20 - Students are to use their book and define chapter 15 vocabulary.  - page 448 

    Tuesday, April 22 - Read section 15-1  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Wednesday, April 23 - Read section 15-2  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Thursday, April 24 - Read section 15-3  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Friday, April 25 - Enrichment:  Find 2 youtube videos on the atmosphere OR read two articles OR watch 2 news stories that relate to an aspect of chapter 15.  Write down 3 things you learned from each video/article/news story.

     

    Week 5

    Monday, April 27 -  Workday - students are to catch up on any past assignments.

    Tuesday, April 28 - Workday - students are to catch up on any past assignments.

    Wednesday, April 29 - Students are to watch the weather portion of the news broadcast examining the different elements of the weather: temperature, dew point, cloud cover, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, pressure, changes in pressure.  If you do not have tv:  just go outside and make some observations about the weather conditions.  Are there any signs that rain is coming?  What about the clouds - are they wispy, clumpy, high or low?  What does the air feel like - warm, humid, cool?  No, you do not have to write anything down.  You will be reading about this next week, and it is just an introduction.

    Thursday, April 30 - Students are to watch the weather portion of the news broadcast examining the different elements of the weather: temperature, dew point, cloud cover, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, pressure, changes in pressure.  If you do not have tv:  just go outside and make some observations about the weather conditions.  Are there any signs that rain is coming?  What about the clouds - are they wispy, clumpy, high or low?  What does the air feel like - warm, humid, cool?  No, you do not have to write anything down.  

    Friday, May 1 - no school - vacation day

     

    Week 6

    Monday, May 6 -  Read section 16-1  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Tuesday, May 7 - Read section 16-2 Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Wednesday, May 8 - Read section 16-3  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Thursday, May 9 - Workday - students are to catch up on any past assignments.

    Friday, May 10 - Read pages 474 - 475 - You do not have to complete the lab but read through the lab and chart.  If you are able to listen to Gordon Lightfootś Song  Edmund Fitzgerald - It will discuss a historical incident when the gales of November came early. (song; not required)  Answer the question on Google Forms or sent home.

     

    Week 7

    Monday, May 11-  Read section 17-1  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Tuesday, May 12 - Read section 17-2 Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Wednesday, May 13- Read section 17-3  Write down 7 pieces of information that you learned or thought was interesting.  Add 2 meaningful pictures.

    Thursday, May 14- Workday - students are to catch up on any past assignments.

    Friday, May 15 -   Read page 506   -  Answer Google Form Quiz in the Google Classroom   Video:  Fritz Wetherbee -Year without a Summer (3:02) WMUR-TV  

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SuaukufKsI&t=2s    You may retake this as many times as needed to score a 4/5 or BETTER to obtain full credit.

     

    Week 8

     

    Monday, May 18 - Read page 467 on Tornados & page 469 on Severe Weather Safety

    Tuesday, May 19Read page 652 -  Cities in Space

    Wednesday, May 20Read page 667- 668   Phases of the Moon & Look at the pictures.

    Thursday, May 21Read pages 671-672. The Moonś Surface  

    Friday, May 22 -  Read pages 692- 693How the Solar System Formed

    Answer the Google Form Questions.  There will be five questions per topic on this Google Form.  When you are done reading the pages/topics, be sure to take the assessment. 

    You may retake up to THREE times to score a 20/25 or BETTER to obtain 20/20.  If you choose not to retake it, you will receive the score you earned.  (Any attempt after 3 will be discarded.)

     

    Week 9 

    Monday, May 25- Vacation Day - Memorial Day

    Tuesday, May 26  - 

    Watch Kids Learning Tube Videos on Solar System listed below. OR  Read pages 696-709 with chart 708-709 as reference

    After watching or Reading ALL of the information - Answer Google Questions on Google Forms. You may retake this up to THREE times to score a 16/20 or BETTER to obtain 16/16..  If you choose not to retake it, you will receive the score you earned. (Any attempt after 3 will be discarded.)

    Kids Learning Tube:

                          FYI: (not in book - or on assessment)  Dwarf Planet for Kids/Planet Song for Kids (4:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsFSUuou14Y

    Wednesday, May 27-  see above

    Thursday, May 28-  see above

    Friday, May 29 -  see above

     

    There are no other assignments for the school year. 

    Check your grade on Tyler. 

    Thank you for all of your work submitted! 

    Go Gremlins!