May 7
Cell Foldable is due tomorrow. Cell Foldable.pdf

April 30
Students have been working on a review of cells by looking at and drawing cells viewed under microscopes. Due tomorrow are the drawings, the labeled microscope, and a compare and contrast of the cheek and onion cells.
Tomorrow we will start a "Cell Foldable" - Stay tuned . . . 

April 24

April 22
Pasta Pod Project due this Thursday - Pasta Pods Lab Student Instructions.pdf  
Pasta Pod Grading Rubric.pdf

April 9 
Day 5 of Pasta Pod Challenge - Most students have completed their construction and now are expected to make adjustments to their design. Tomorrow students will do their test runs and then compete against their classmates. The goal is to get their Pasta Pod to go 180 cm!

April 3
Day 3 of Pasta Pod Challenge - Most students have completed their design and are now in the midst of construction! Students are doing an excellent job!!

April 2
Day 2 of Pasta Pod Project - Students were in the design phase of the project today. Tomorrow designs will be completed and upon approval, construction of the Pasta Pod will begin.

April 1
In class project kick off - see Google Slides Introduction presentation here: PASTA PODS Planning and construction begins tomorrow.

March 26 
Students continue to work on Newton's Laws of Motion in class. The two most recent assignments are called "How Mass Force and Motion are Relate," and "Going, Going, Gone!" These both will be due Friday - All work should be able to be done in class. It is expected that work not finished during class time be completed.

March 20
Newton's Third Law Lab due tomorrow. For the Conclusion, students need to tell if their hypothesis was supported or not for homework. The conclusion questions will be answered as a group in class. It is expected that students complete this in the time allowed in class, and if not, students will need to finish on their own time. 
Newton's 3rd Law of Motion Lab.pdf 

March 18
There are many students that still have not handed in the foldable for pages 129-37 (See rubric attached below.) 
Also due are two online activities - Falling for Velocity and Motion and Graphs (due by tomorrow)

March 7
Students can opt to retake Forces and Motion Quiz if they did poorly. Review materials first, and then request a new quiz be sent to your account.

Students are finishing up a Foldable in class on Speed, Slope, Velocity, and Acceleration. It will be due tomorrow. 129-137 FOLDABLE.pdf

March 6
Below is a list of assignments that have been done in class that are past due. Students can still hand these in with NO penalty. 
Balanced Unbalanced Forces - Pearson Online Activity  Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Interactivity (1).pdf This assignment goes with Net Force WS .pdf

Feb. 27
Due - Online Assignment - (Pearson) Interactivity: Exploring Forces and the following book work:
Checklist for Book Work Pages 120-126 Notes and Definitions for:

Pg 121 - Reference Points: motion and reference point

Pg 122 - Relative Motion: relative motion

Pg 123 - How Forces Affect Motion - force, how a force is described by, newton

Pg 123 Answer Question (Figure 3)

Pg 124 Types of Forces - friction, gravity, magnetism

Pg 125 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces - explain what the difference between balanced forces and unbalanced and describe what net force means

Pg 126 - Complete Math Toolbox (include what direction the net force would be if it’s unbalanced)

Pg 127 - Complete Questions 1-5 in Lesson 1 Check

Past Due - Online Assignments - (Pearson) Interactivity: Conservation of Matter and Model Conservation of Mass
Past Due - Book assignments listed below

Feb 26
Students have been given a "Take Home Test" for the Chemistry Unit. It is due tomorrow. Chemistry Take Home TEST.pdf

Feb. 25 
Book Work that was due 2/14:
BOOK ASSIGNMENT PGS. 91-97 Answer “Model It” on page 92 (chemical equation for ammonia questions) Do the Reading Checks page 93 & 94 Do the Math Toolbox on page 95 Do the Lesson Check on Pg. 97

Book Work that was due 2/11: 

Feb. 12 Due tomorrow (Wednesday) - B Soda and Vinegar Lab.pdf

Students were given back the Slime and Heating of Baking Soda labs - Corrections need to be in by tomorrow (on a separate piece of paper handed in with original lab.)

Feb. 11
CaCl2 Lab due tomorrow - Cons. Mass Lab 1.pdf

Feb. 6 Slime and Heating B. Soda Labs due tomorrow - Synthesis Decomposition Lab.pdf

Jan. 30
Q3 has now started - Students should have completed and handed in the States of Matter Activity (linked from in the left hand toolbar). Students are now working on determining the difference between a chemical and a physical change.

Jan 24
Please check Powerschool to make sure all missing work is in.
Below is the worksheet that goes with the Interactive Periodic Table assignment, which can be accessed online. This assignment was started before in Dec. before the winter break.
Interactive Periodic Table .pdf

Jan. 16
Due tomorrow - Compounds: Molecular and Ionic - Table to be completed and 6 follow up questions  Compounds Molecular and Ionic .pdf

Jan. 14
Please be sure to get owed work in. Check Powerschool to see what you are missing and make a plan to get the work done. If you need help, please go see Ms. Sacchetti.

Jan. 7
ELEMENT BROCHURE DUE TOMORROW - MODEL DUE WEDNESDAY. Students can come for help tomorrow during extended homeroom, as well as after school tomorrow.

Jan. 3
Model building starts tomorrow. Element Project due date is Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Jan. 2
Element Project is underway. Please have supplies in for the model tomorrow.
Rubrics for project are linked from the Element Project Page.

Dec. 19
Element Project begins tomorrow in class. Please see "Element Project" page from the homepage for more details.

Dec. 17
Due Tomorrow - "Atoms in the Periodic Table" and "Organizing the Elements" 

Dec. 12
Due Tomorrow - Inside an Atom WS (Also need to complete online assignment: "Interactivity: Valence Electrons")

Dec. 11
​Grades for Progress reports close Friday - please get owed work in by then :-)
Due tomorrow - Periodic Table Groups and Periods.pdf

Dec. 6
QUIZ tomorrow on e- shell diagrams.
Due tomorrow: Periodic Table Fill in Tables and Bohr diagrams.pdf

Dec. 5
Students need to complete 10 electron shell diagrams (Bohr models) for homework tonight. Electron Shell Rules.pdf

Dec. 4
Please check Powerschool to see if all work is in - Progress Report grades close soon.

Dec. 3
QUIZ tomorrow on the following: Parts of the atom, charges for parts of the atom, how to find atomic mass, atomic number (p+),  number of p+, n. and e- by using the Periodic Table, isotopes, scientists that contributed to atomic theory, difference between weight and mass. Info. can be found in students notes and online activities completed so far for the Chemistry Unit. Chemistry Notes

Nov. 28 
Due Tomorrow - Periodic Table Fill in Table 1.pdf

Nov. 26
Due tomorrow - Summary of Super Nova article and "Elements from Stardust" questions.
Test corrections will be tomorrow during class.

Nov. 16
The Big Book Page due Monday (See list posted on Nov. 9.)
Astronomy TEST is MONDAY

Nov. 15
The Big Book Page Topics 1-14 are due tomorrow. See list posted on Nov. 9. Astronomy TEST is MONDAY

Nov. 14
The Big Book Page Topics 1-11 are due tomorrow. See list posted on Nov. 9. 

Nov. 13
Students need to complete the Lesson 3 Check on page 458. (Books must returned tomorrow.) Quiz tomorrow on Phases and Eclipses. TEST for the Astronomy Unit will be either Friday (11/16) or Monday (11/19). The Big Book Page is a review method for studying for the test. Topics 1-5 on the Big Book Page were due today.

Nov. 9
We soon will be completing the Astronomy Unit. In preparation for the upcoming test, which has not been scheduled yet, students will be doing a Big Book Page (Free Form Map). All topics covered in the Unit need to be reviewed and then represented by a diagram or picture, and a few words to help remind you of the meaning of the topic. Please refer to the following list: 

Nov. 8
Due tomorrow - Students need to complete the worksheet "Phases, Eclipses, and Tides"

Oct. 30 Moonrise = 11:80 pm  Moonset =  2:11 pm tomorrow
GRADES CLOSE FRIDAY! All work must be in by then. 

Oct. 24 Moonrise = 6: 57 pm  Moonset =  9:09 am 
Please check Poweschool to make sure all work is in. Grades close for Q1 next Friday!

Oct. 24 Moonrise = 6: 25 pm  Moonset =  8:01 am 
QUIZ tomorrow - covering all material pages 440-447 in book, which can be accessed online. The focus is on how the Earth moves and Seasons. A review will be done before the Quiz tomorrow. Reasons for Seasons conclusion due tomorrow:

Oct. 22 Moonrise = 5:28 pm  Moonset =  5:49 am 

Oct. 21 Moonrise = 5:00 pm  Moonset =  4:46 am 

Oct. 20 Moonrise = 4:33 pm  Moonset =  3:05 am 

Oct. 19 Moonrise = 4:03 pm  Moonset =  2:44 am 

Oct. 18 Moonrise = 3:30 pm  Moonset =  1:45 am (10/19)
Should be a good night to make a Moon Journal entry!

Oct. 17 Moonrise = 2:54 pm  Moonset =  12:47 am (10/18)
Students should have completed a Gravity Lab in class today. They need to complete the "Follow Up" for homework - Number each location from greatest to least gravity, Tell which locations would be the most and least massive planets/moon, Tell which location you can jump the farthest on, Tell which location where you would weigh the least and the most.
​ALL ASSIGNMENTS ON THE ASSIGNMENT LIST ARE DUE TOMORROW, including the Gravity and Motion worksheet.

Oct. 16 Moonrise = 2:13 pm  Moonset =  11:51 pm
Students have the worksheet "Gravity and Motion" due tomorrow.

Oct. 15 Moonrise = 1:27 pm  Moonset =  10:59 pm
Students were given a list today of assignments they may have not completed or started. The assignments can be accessed online through Pearson (See directions on how to get there on main page.) All assignments must be completed and turned in online by this Thursday, 10/18. (Students have been given time in class, but may need more time for completing them outside of class time.)

Oct .14 Moonrise = 12:35 pm  Moonset = 10:11 pm

Oct. 13 Moonrise = 11:38 am  Moonset = 9:26 pm

Oct. 12 Moonrise = 10:37 am  Moonset = 8:46 pm

Oct. 11 Moonrise = 9:32 am  Moonset = 8:09 pm
Students have been assigned to keep a moon journal. The expectation is to observe the moon for the next month - one lunar cycle. They need to log a minimum of three observations per week that include the date, time, and direction (E, W, N, S), as well as the angle of the location of the moon in the sky. Moonrise and set times will be posted here daily.
Key terms pages 440-447 are due by Monday 

Oct. 10
Grades that are in Powerschool today are ones that will be reflected on the Progress Report. This does not mean that work cannot be turned in. There is still time to turn in assignments that are missing. 

Oct. 9
Quiz is tomorrow - See below for review (pay close attention to scientists that contributed to the geocentric and then the heliocentric models) 

Oct. 5
Quiz Tuesday - Lesson 1 of Topic 9 Pearson Book (e-text can be accessed through a student's PSchool acct.) Key Terms 428-36

Oct. 2 Students that finished their Constellation Model need to complete the follow up questions, which will be due tomorrow. Constellation Activity WS.pdf

Oct. 1
Due tomorrow: Constellations Article.pdf (See directions at the end of the assignment) 

Sept. 27
Due today - Quest Kick Off Questions (Done in class)

Sept. 21
Measurement Review Guided Questions due Monday
Measurement.pdf    Measurement handout Questions.pdf

Sept. 19
Inference Cube Activity was due today - Tomorrow students need to hand in the Inference or Observations WS.
Cube Evaluation Lab.pdf

Sept. 18
Due tomorrow: Hurricanes Article       10 Worst US Hurricanes
1.“How Do Hurricanes Form?” article - Highlight or underline all important parts of the article that explains how a hurricane forms, including ocean temperature, air conditions, the role of pressure, and what happens to a hurricanes strength when it hits land. 2. Put all of that you underlined in a paragraph in your own words to explain the nature of a  hurricane. 3. 3. Explain what factors determine the “Category” of a hurricane 4. “From Katrina to Galveston: The worst hurricanes to hit the U.S.” article. List by name the number of lives lost and the cost of each of the ten hurricanes. Explain which hurricane was the worst in terms of lives lost and which one was the worst in terms of being the most expensive. 5. When did they start assigning names to hurricanes? 6. Give an update on Hurricane Florence.

Sept. 13
Students identified variables of a valid experiment in class today. They are expected to complete this assignment tonight by coming up with a hypothesis for each of the 5 scenarios given.

Sept. 12
No homework tonight.

Sept. 11
No homework tonight.

Sept. 10
Students need to write the "Egg Explanation" in complete sentences in paragraph form explaining how the egg got into the flask and how it got out. This is due tomorrow.

Sept. 7
No Homework this weekend :-)

Sept. 6
Students observed the "Egg Demo" today. For homework they need to write their observations in paragraph form in past tense, without using personal pronouns. This is due tomorrow.

Sept. 4 
Please be sure to turn in your signed papers (See below.)

Aug. 31
WELCOME! Please sign and return both the "Welcome to Grade 8 Science" and the "Safety Contract" by Tuesday, Sept. 4