Greetings parents and students!

While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to have class every day,  you all do have opportunities to review what has been learned throughout the year. Below, you will find an outline of the topics we have covered  and resources that you and your child can access to review the content. Please note, county guidance has stated that the review activities listed below  are to be ungraded. Note county guidance below: 

Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.


Latest Happenings- Phase V
May 18- May 27: Greetings parents and students!  Reminder, all activities and assignments given during fourth quarter is optional and not graded. This week, we are focusing on Classification of Matter. Below is the link in Nearpod for the students to review the content as well as engaged in some learning activities.  I will also include a link for Quizizz so that the students, if desire, can get some practice on Classification of Matter.  Remember you can use any device (phones, tablets, laptops) for Nearpod and Quizizz. 

Nearpod Link for Classification of Matter: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/SsL1WZqpNu

If the link does not work, go to join.nearpod.com, Code: WISCT

Quizizz (Classification of Matter): quizizz.com/join?gc=6758321

If the link does not work, go to joinmyquiz.com, Code: 6758321


I will be available for questions via chat on Microsoft Teams, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 


May 13- May 20: Greetings parents and students!  Reminder, all activities and assignments given during fourth quarter is optional and not graded. For the duration of the year, we will focus on reviewing certain content areas that were deemed a weak area for our students as well as review items from 7th grade Life Science to help our students prepare for Biology in high school. This week, we are focusing on Properties and Changes in Matter. Below is the link in Nearpod for the students to review the content as well as engaged in some learning activities.  I will also include a link for Quizizz so that the students, if desire, can get some practice on Properties and Changes in Matter.  

Nearpod Link for Properties and Changes in Matter: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/Hl67HhLkNu

If the link does not work, go to join.nearpod.com, Code: VIECS

Quizizz (Properties and Changes in Matter): quizizz.com/join?gc=351265quizizz.com/join?gc=738368

If the link does not work, go to joinmyquiz.com, Code: 738368


I will be available for questions via chat on Microsoft Teams, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 


May 5- May 12: Greetings parents and students!  Reminder, all activities and assignments given during fourth quarter is optional and not graded. For the duration of the year, we will focus on reviewing certain content areas that were deemed a weak area for our students as well as review items from 7th grade Life Science to help our students prepare for Biology in high school. This week, we are focusing on Atomic Theory and the Particle Theory of Matter. Below is the link in Nearpod for the students to review the content as well as engaged in some learning activities.  I will also include a link for Quizizz so that the students, if desire, can get some practice on Particle Theory of Matter.  

Nearpod Link for Scientific Investigation: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/zH3Pd4IIMu

If the link does not work, go to join.nearpod.com, Code: NESJZ

Quizizz (Particle Theory of Matter): quizizz.com/join?gc=351265

If the link does not work, go to joinmyquiz.com, Code: 351265


I will be available for questions via chat on Microsoft Teams, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 


April 27- May 4: Greetings parents and students! I hope that you are all continuing to do well as well as stay safe. We wrapped up Quarter 3, Friday, April 24, 2020.  Report cards should be going out soon. Reminder, is that all activities during fourth quarter is optional and not graded. For the duration of the year, we will focus on reviewing certain content areas that were deemed a weak area for our students as well as review items from 7th grade Life Science to help our students prepare for Biology in high school. This week, we are focusing on Scientific Investigation/Scientific Method. Below is the link in Nearpod for the students to review the content as well as engaged in some learning activities.  I will also include a link for Quizizz so that the students, if desire can get some practice on Scientific Investigations. 

Nearpod Link for Scientific Investigation: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/3adf8IFmMu

If the link does not work, go to join.nearpod.com, Code: IBGTP

Quizizz (Scientific Investigation): quizizz.com/join?gc=225512

If the link does not work, go to joinmyquiz.com, Code: 225512


I will be available for questions via chat on Microsoft Teams, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 


Latest Happenings- Phase IV  

REMINDER: STUDENTS PLEASE LOG IN TO MICROSOFT TEAMS IF YOU DESIRE TO INCREASE YOUR GRADES FOR 3rd QUARTER. DEADLINE: APR 22, 2020! EMAIL IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS.

April 13- April 24: 
Greetings parents and students! I hope that you are all doing well. I hope that students have been using this time to review previously learned concepts using the resources that have been provided to them. This week marks a shift in the at home learning experience as students will have the opportunity to boost their 3rd quarter grades before the end of the quarter on April 24th. 

All students should have access to Microsoft Teams (they will have to use their school login information to access this). Once on Teams, students need to click on the Assignments tab. In the Assignments tab, students will find 4 replacement credit opportunities as well as the Naiku login information for the Unit 4 and Unit 5 test retakes. .

If students have questions about a concept, the quickest way to access me is on Teams via chat. Additionally, I will have office hours (on Teams) via chat every Thursday from 1:30pm-3:00pm. I will also be available to chat (on Teams) Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am which will be our "scheduled" time to meet. 

I am missing all of my students but I hope all of you are staying safe!


What have we covered in 8th Grade Science this year:

Unit 1 (The Nature of Matter):  

PS.2 The student will investigate and understand the nature of matter. Key concepts include:  a) the particle theory of matter;  b) elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts;  c) solids, liquids, and gases;  d) physical properties;  e) chemical properties; and  f) characteristics of types of matter based on physical and chemical properties.

PS. 2 Review Materials
Properties of Matter:
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJplytSR-ww (plasma)
             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUskg2qWLPQ (properties of matter)
https://www.pbs.org/video/chemistry-physics-chemistry-1101-introduction-acids-bases-and-salts/ (Introduction to acids, bases, and salts)

Matching and Concentration: 
https://www.quia.com/jg/431838.html?section=study-1
pH scale review: http://www.solpass.org/science6-8-new/games/ph/water.htm?section=study-1
Review games: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=21033
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/50931857/matter-ps-2-flash-cards/
Review game zone for Matter: http://reviewgamezone.com/preview.php?id=926
Matter Quizizz Activity: quizizz.com/join?gc=913900

Unit 2 (Structure and Organization of Matter):  

PS.3 The student will investigate and understand the modern and historical models of atomic structure. Key concepts include  a) the contributions of Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr in understanding the atom; and  b) The modern model of atomic structure  

PS.4 The student will investigate and understand the organization and use of the periodic table of elements to obtain a) symbols, atomic numbers, atomic mass, chemical families (groups), and periods;  b) classification of elements as metals, metalloids, and nonmetals;  c) formation of compounds through ionic and covalent bonding.  

PS.5 The student will investigate and understand changes in matter and the relationship of these changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy. Key concepts include:  a) physical changes;  b) chemical changes 

PS.3,4, and 5 Review Materials
Atoms and Atomic Theory:
http://www.classtools.net/widgets/dustbin_4/ALSSl.htm
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/52833431/atoms-and-atomic-theory-review-flash-cards/
Arcade games: http://www.classtools.net/arcade/quiz--56_Atoms--and--the--Atomic--Theory--YObV
Atomic Theory Quizizz Activity: quizizz.com/join?gc=37177

Periodic Table Review:
Class Tools Games: http://www.classtools.net/arcade/quiz--53_PS--4--Periodic--Table--Organization--Review----417Fx
Review Game Zone: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=26933
Periodic Table Quizizz Review Activity: quizizz.com/join?gc=159480

Balancing Equations:
Step by Step:
http://www.wikihow.com/Balance-Chemical-Equations
https://www.easycalculation.com/chemistry/learn-to-balance-chemical-equation.php

Practice:
http://funbasedlearning.com/chemistry/chemBalancer2/default.htm
http://education.jlab.org/elementbalancing/index.html

Changes in Matter:
Rags to Riches: https://www.quia.com/rr/286491.html
Review Games: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=26934
Arcade Style Games: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=351

Unit 3 ( Forms of Energy and Energy Transformations):  
PS.6 The student will investigate and understand forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed. Key concepts include: a) potential and kinetic energy  and b) mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal, radiant, and nuclear energy 

PS. 6 Review Materials
On line Crossword: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/ps-6-review-crossword-puzzle-12
Quizlet: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/ps-6-review-crossword-puzzle-12
REVIEW GAME ZONE: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=27425
Matching: http://www.solpass.org/6-8Science/6s/Activities/6.2energy-match.html
Energy Quizizz Review: quizizz.com/join?gc=395266

 

Unit 4: ( Thermal Energy and Heat):  

PS. 7 The student will investigate and understand temperature scales, heat, and thermal energy transfer. Key concepts include:  a) Celsius and Kelvin temperature scales and absolute zero;  b) phase change, freezing point, melting point, boiling point, vaporization, and condensation;  c) conduction, convection, and radiation; d) applications of thermal energy

PS. 7 Review Materials
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_1tv5fl
CROSSWORD PUZZLE: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/ps-7-review-puzzle
REVIEW GAME ZONE: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=27918
ARCADE: http://www.classtools.net/mob/quiz_78/PS_7_Heat_and_Temperature_Review_F5ok8.htm
Review game zone: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=233
Heat Transfer Arcade: http://sciencereviewgames.com/srg/subjects/games.php?id=27
Temperature and Heat Quizizz Activities: quizizz.com/join?gc=515355      quizizz.com/join?gc=571162   quizizz.com/join?gc=211030

 

Unit 5 (Work, Force, and Motion):  

PS. 10 The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion. Key concepts include:  a)     speed, velocity, and acceleration b)    Newton’s Laws of Motion c)     Work, force, mechanical advantage, efficiency, and power  d)    Technological applications of work, force, and motion 

PS. 10 Review Materials
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_1vt6fm
REVIEW GAME ZONE: http://reviewgamezone.com/preview.php?id=1165
MATCHING OR CONCENTRATION: https://www.quia.com/jg/2734717.html
ARCADE: http://www.classtools.net/mob/quiz_27/PS_10_Work_Force_and_Motion_ArcadeStyle_Games_uGchi.htm
ON LINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE: http://crosswordlabs.com/view/ps-10-work-force-and-motion2
Forces and Motion Quizizz:  quizizz.com/join?gc=438354

 

Unit 6 (Light and Sound):  

PS. 9 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of transverse waves. Key concepts include:  a)     Wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, crest, and trough  

PS.8 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of sound waves. Key concepts include:  a)     Wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, refraction, and compression  

PS.8 and 9 Review Materials
Review game zone: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=28734 
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_1vpujz
ON LINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE https://crosswordlabs.com/view/ps-8-sound-and-sound-energy-and-ps-9-light-and-transverse-waves
MATCHING OR CONCENTRATION https://www.quia.com/jg/1342579.html
Waves Quizizz Review: quizizz.com/join?gc=239246

Each week I will be posting a different assignment to help you review content from 6th/7th grade.  

Mar 24 - Mar 31:  Cells Organelles Review

         Nearpod – (website) join.nearpod.com (Code: QFMHT)

         Quizizz. (website) joinmyquiz.com Code: 395286 (Cells and Cells Organelles),                         Code: 659239 (SOL Review)


I am truly missing your presence in the classroom and as we await further instructions from the leadership on instructional content and grading, I ask you all to be safe and remain focused. Until then, your science teacher still,

Mrs. Fountain