Welcome to Ms. Sentilles' 8th Grade Physical Science Class


Clever Link for Interactive Learning Apps on Ms. Sentilles's Homeroom Page

School username and password recovery information have been linked in my Files and Document folder.  Also, I've uploaded the recovery of username & password files on each class in Microsoft Teams.  Use this information to help you login to Microsoft Teams where I will have the ability to chat in real time with my students during the week. Also, your Microsoft 360 user information allows you to access Clever where Apps have been added to help students review Scientific Method content for this week's Interactive Learning Sessions. I've added an assignment on Study Island where students can review all 8th grade content covered this year and help them retain this information going into high school next year.   The assignment has an open-ended due date in June.  All students can work at their own pace and can always reach out for help via Microsoft Teams and/or my email.   I'm always available via email at Sentilkx@pwcs.edu.  Remember:  All this interactive learning is optional!

New 90 minute optional instructional times for science will be every Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 AM.  

New office hours for additional support for students/parents will be every Thursday from 1:30-3:00 PM.  

Important dates:  3rd quarter ends April 24th for any missed work (3rd QTR ONLY) needing to be completed and entered into the grade book prior to report cards being mailed on May 4th.
Please email me if your student needs to complete any missed work in 3rd quarter and arrangements can be made for completion of assignments for a better grade.

Final grades for the year will be compiled using QTR's 1-3 and averaged as such.  Any questions can be directed to me via my email.

**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*

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 are optional and will not be given a grade for the class.  If students have missing work, they may contact Ms. Sentilles via email to make arrangements for that to be completed prior to April 24th, when grades will be due in the county.

Use the Files and Documents to the left to investigate fun links like Myth Busters, How to Build an Interactive Roller Coaster, Bill Nye Videos, Earth Day Projects, How to Build a Hydroponics Garden Tower, solpass.org, Jefferson Labs SOL Practice exams, Science News for Students, PowerPoints on Light-Sound-Electricity- Magnetism, Edison vs Tesla Documentary on DC vs AC current, Periodic Table of Elements Tutorial,  How can I make water in a glass container sing with different pitches?, How to Build an Electromagnet....so much more...please feel free to look, watch and learn!


Unit 1 (The Nature of Matter): September 3- October 18

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:
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): October 21- December 4

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:
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:


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): December 5- December 20
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): January 6-January 24

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): January 27- March 6

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): March 9-March 13

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

In addition to the links provided, if your student was unable to obtain a textbook prior to the closure, they are strongly encouraged to review content by going to solpass.org (school: RipponMS (Prince William), password: rippon).

 Finally, students can go to EdPuzzle (https://edpuzzle.com/open/oguwwih) and enter the class code: oguwwih  to watch videos of topics that they may have forgotten but need a refresher. As students watch these videos, they will be required to answer questions in order to move forward. It is my hope that these videos will engage students in the content. I will continue to update the class page with these videos so that your child can continue to review. 

 Math and Science students no longer have to work on their Roller Coaster projects as they would be difficult to construct and grade given the circumstances.   However, the forensic projects were due prior to the school shutdown and will be accepted for full credit and can be emailed to me at your earliest convenience.

 If you have any questions of me, please do not hesitate to reach out. The information posted here can also be found in the Files and Documents section of my webpage. 

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home!  Never STOP Learning....


Ms. Sentilles