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Mr. Needham's 8th Grade Science Class:
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2011-2012
 
Cesar Chavez Middle School phone: 487-1700
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Updated Quarter grades as of 2/3

Check the data on the grade file. Grades may not be updated every week. All grades for all periods are in one pdf file. You will have to scroll down to get to your child's science period. You will need their ID number.  Quizzes are 60% (listed as QZ)
Assignments are 40% of grade (NB stands for notebook grades which cover multiple pages so count more than individual assignments. HW means homework)


 


Quarter 1:

In class:  Scientific Method

  Format for experiment conclusions: 
  • Topic sentence that answers the problem.
  • Details from your data that support your conclusion. Use quantitative data if possible.
  • Summary sentence that tells if your hypothesis was correct or not.

Link to online Grade 8 textbook




 Cesar Chavez



What should be in your child's Science Notebook:

Notebook:             Starts   /    Ends

NB for atoms        1/4             1/23

NB for chemistry Tues 1/31    2/

NB for solutions     Mon 2/13- Wed 2/29  graded Tues 3/6

NB for Chemical Change   Thur 3/1



What's happening:  SCROLL DOWN TO LATER DATES


  • Mon 1/30 Link to current notebook layout: NB for atoms
  • In class:  Notebooks corrected
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: None
  • Homework: None.

  • Tues 1/31 Link to current notebook layout: NB for atoms

  • In class:  NB 86 Classifying Matter
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: Stamped NB 86 "Made of..." column done in group
  • Homework: None.

  • Wed 2/1 Link to current notebook layout: NB for chemistry

  • In class:  NB 86 Classifying Matter: Discuss each substance. NB 87: Analysis of matter. NB 88: Talk to text using photocopy of CPO pg. 158.
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: None
  • Homework: None.

  • Thurs 2/2 Link to current notebook layout: NB for chemistry

  • In class:  NB 89 Summary: comparisons of elements, compounds, mixtures. Cut and paste water molecule.
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: Graded NB 87
  • Homework: None.

  • Fri 2/3 Link to current notebook layout: NB for chemistry

  • In class:  NB 90: Tape in water molecule. NB 91 Properties of water with penny drop lab.
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: Corrected NB 87.
  • Homework: None.


  • Mon 2/6 Link to current notebook layout: NB for chemistry

  • In class:  NB 92 CPO reading on sharing electrons. NB 93 notes on Breaking down water
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: None.
  • Homework: None.

  • Tues 2/7 Link to current notebook layout: NB for chemistry

  • In class:  NB 94 Sweet molecular models
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: None.
  • Homework: None.

  • Wed 2/8 Link to current notebook layout: NB for chemistry

  • In class:  NB 95 Classification of matter
  • Work collected, stamped or graded: None.
  • Homework: STUDY FOR QUIZ ON ELEMENTS, COMPOUNDS, MIXTURES, MOLECULES AND FORMULAS. (Not period 1: Chapter 8.1 questions Pg. 164 1-3, 5-8.)
  • Thurs 2/9  Quiz on elements, compounds mixtures and molecules.
  • Fri 2/10: Furlough day

    NB for solutions 


    Mon 2/13   Solutions
    Tues 2/14  Solutions, dissolved, diluted, concentrated
    Wed 2/15  Concentration vs. Dilution
    Thurs 2/16: Acids and Bases: properties and examples NB 100 and NB 101 Testing for acids and bases using indicators.
    Fri. 2/17  Continue NB pg. 101

    Mon: Holiday
    Tues: Science NB 102-103.
    Wed 2/22: NB pg. 104 Universal indicator lab. Homework: finish NB 100 & 102
    Thurs 2/23 NB 105
    Fri 2/25 Finish steps of using universal indicator NB 105

    Mon 2/27: Neutralization
    Tues: 2/28: Correct pages on pH
    Wed 2/29: Quiz on pH
    Thurs 3/1: NB 108 Chem Phys Change intro
    Fri 3/2: Logan preregistration


    Mon 3/5 Furlough day
    Tues 3/6 On binder paper: Bill Nye chem change questions 1-5, pg. 207 questions 1 & 2
    Wed 3/7: NB pg. 109: Classifying Changes. Homework: questions from pg. 207
    Thurs 3/8: Corrected Bill Nye pg. 207 #1&2 Homework due yesterday. Complete NB 109 demos of chem and phys change. Stamped NB 208 2x
    Fri 3/9: Reaction in a bag NB 110. Stamped Ques. 6.

    Mon 3/12: Analysis for Reaction in a bag NB pg. 111
    Tues 3/13: Conservation of mass NB pg. 112. Molecular models of acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate.
    Combustion of candle
    Fri: Did you lose anything: coin model

    Mon 3/19: Exo Endo worksheet
    Tues 3/20: Exo endo lab: vinegar & baking soda, CaCl2 and water
    Wed 3/21: Correct Exo endo worksheet, NB 111, demo for cons of mass: combustion in sealed container



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    Quiz List: (note: quiz dates are subject to change) Must be made up if absent!

     Quiz 1


    Quiz on Periodic table and atoms of different elements



    1/23


    • Periodic Table: Be able to explain how the pe riodic table organized into groups.
    • Be able to give examples of chemical and physical similarities of elements in the groups/families studied in class
    • Be able to describe the structure of an atom.
    • Be able to predict the number of protons, neutrons and electrons from information in the periodic table.
    • Know location, charge and mass of the 3 subatomic particles.
    • Chapter 6 sections 1: pages that cover material done in class



    Quiz 2
    Thurs 2/9


    1. Be able to determine if a substance is a compound, element or mixture.
    2. Using water as an example, describe how compounds can be broken down into elements.
    3. Be able to define and identify molecules,

    Quiz 3

     Wed 2/29



    Acids, bases, pH
    Chapter 9.2:
    Know how to determine if a solution is an acid or base or neutral.
    Be able to explain how the numbers in the pH scale are used to express the strength of acids and bases. Know how acid/base indicators are used. 
    Be able to name and recognize common acids and bases used in class.


     

    Fri 3/23


    Chemical reactions
    CHEMICAL REACTIONS Chapter 10:
    For Chem Change Be able to:

    Tell the difference between chem and phys changes
    Explain if a chemical reaction has occurred by analyzing the “signs”
    Explain how to tell if a reaction is EXOTHERMIC or ENDOTHERMIC
    Explain balanced CHEMICAL EQUATIONS  & conservation of mass.
    Definitions: Reactant, Product, Exothermic, endothermic, molecule, compound, mixture, reaction, combustion

    Study Book pg. 202-208





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