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OnlineHomeworek

Quia Pages

Period 1

Period 2

Period 4

Period 5

Period 6

 

CT Science Curriculum

 

JFK Home Page

 

Technology Resources

8th Grade

8.1 Chemistry

remind

8.1 Forces & Motion

8.3 Astronomy

Timer

 

Other Topics

Quia

Geology

Human Body Systems

 

Genetics

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Nutrition

Animals

Science4Kids

 

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science World Magazine

8th Grade Flowchart

Unit 1: Forces and Energy

Benchmarks

Unit 2: Energy in Waves

Unit 3: Mechanisms of Diversity

Unit 4: Changing Earth

 

Sample NGSS Test

 

 

 

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Astronomy Picture

of the Day!

Spell Words With Elements!

Bell Curve Quiz

What’s happening NOW in Science??

 

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Write a Lab Report

Editable Lab Report

Lab Report Rubric

Draw Atoms

Calculate % Change

Draw a “Line of Best Fit” in Excel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CT Science Center

Field Trip Projects

Create Student

Quia Account

Greek and Latin Words

Bored during the summer?

Create a Graph!

Diet Coke and Mentos!

Interested in Careers?

More Info on Careers

IPS Innovation Lab Project

Chicken or the Egg?

Great Wallpapers

Rare Octopus Study

4 New Elements Discovered!!

Parents! Help your child learn Science!

For Teachers

 

 

 

 

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Student Blogging Guidelines

1. Only post things that you would want everyone (in school, at home, in other countries) to know.

Ask yourself: Is this something I want everyone to see?

2. Do not share personal information.

Ask yourself: Could someone find me (in real life) based on this information?

3. Think before you post.

Ask yourself: What could be the consequences of this post?

4. Know who you’re communicating with.

Ask yourself: Who is going to look at this and how are they going to interpret my words?

5. Consider your audience and that you’re representing your school/your town/your family.

Ask yourself: Do I have a good reason/purpose to do this?

6. Know how to give constructive feedback.

Ask yourself: What will I cause by writing this post?

7. Treat other people the way you want to be treated.

Ask yourself: Would I want someone to say this to me?

8. Use appropriate language and proper grammar and spelling.

Ask yourself: Would I want this post to be graded for proper grammar and spelling?

9. Only post information you can verify is true (no gossiping).

Ask yourself: Is this inappropriate, immature, or bullying?

10. Anytime you use media from another source, be sure to cite the creator of the original work.

Ask yourself: Who is the original creator of this work?

From http://blogs.isb.ac.th/blogging-guidelines/ ß see? I cited!

 

 

Science Quotes

 

One of the saddest lessons in history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer invested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge – even to ourselves – that we’ve been so credulous.” – Carl Sagan

 

 

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate. – Henry J. Tillman

 

 

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I’ve found it!) but “That’s funny…” – Isaac Asimov

 

 

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know. – Bertrand Russell

 

 

Student Quotes

(Yes, students really say these things…)

Wait, I just realized something! How do mermaids have children?

I’m sorry I’m late to class. I couldn’t overcome the power of inertia; an object at rest stays at rest!

There is no need for smiley faces in the world of science!

I called it! I’m telepathetic!

Can you light water on fire?

Is the ice cube a metaphor for life?

How can you listen to water?

A few numbers off didn’t hurt Albert Einstein.

Can we use our notes on the test? Can I write the answers on my hand?

Mr. G, I think I have a hypothesis button on my calculator!

Is the patriotic table on the test?

 

 

 

Great Ideas of Science

(from Educational Leadership magazine, September 2009)

 

The following ideas form a superstructure for the edifice of science. If students have this framework in place, they will be scientifically literate.

 

The universe is regular and predictable. (repeated experiments will provide the same results)

Energy is conserved and always goes from more useful to less useful forms.

Electricity and magnetism are two aspects of the same force.

All matter is made of atoms.

Everything comes is discrete units and you can’t measure anything without changing it. (quantum mechanics)

Atoms are bound by electron glue. (chemical bonds)

The way a material behaves depends on how its atoms are arranged.

Nuclear energy comes from the conservation of mass.

All matter is made of quarks and leptons.

Stars live and die.

The universe was born at a specific time in the past and it has been expanding ever since.

Every observer sees the same laws of nature in operation. (depending on your point of view – relativity)

The surface of the earth is constantly changing.

The earth operates in many cycles. (rock, water, carbon, etc.)

All living things are made of cells.

All life is based on the same genetic code.

All life forms evolved by natural selection.

All life is connected. (interact to make ecosystems)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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