Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Updating for October...Please come back later to see updates
Class of 2018-2019 welcomes you to the 8th grade webpage.
Important dates to remember:
October 1, 2018 Progress Reports
October 8, 2018 Free Day
October 9, 2018 Special Lunch
October 26, 2018 1st Quarter Ends
October 31, 2018 trunk or Treat
5th Grade Science
In October, we will begin by examining what are forces and motion. Students will learn about the four types of friction: static, rolling, fluid, and sliding friction. Newton's laws of motion will be introduced in this chapter. We will work on adding forces, balancing forces, and determining the net force of an object. Finally, we will examine how shadows are formed. Students will have several labs during this chapter including a design lab affecting motion, labs on Newton's laws of motion,and finally, changing the size and shape of a shadow.
6th Grade Science
In October, sixth grade will be working on Chapter 2 and 3 of the Inside Earth textbook. Chapter two discusses the forces in the Earth's crust. Specifically, we will take a closer look at earthquarkes and seismic waves. Students will work to describe how the energy of an earthquake travels thru earth. We'll identify the scales used to measure the strength of an earthquake. During lab we'll work to explain how scientists locate the epicenter of an earthquake. Earthquake safety will also be discussed in this chapter. Chapter three will begin our exploration of volcanoes and plate tectonics. Volcanic landforms and eruptions will be only a few of the topics we review. Students will build a volcano at the end of chapter three in lab.
7th Grade Science
In September, seventh grade will begin working on Chapter 2 and 3 of the Motion, Forces, and Energy textbook. Chapter two will focus on Newton's laws of motion. We will discuss the idea of combining forces and balanced and unbalanced forces. We'll examine gravity and motion, specifically, free fall and projectile motion.
Formulas for acceleration and momentum
Momentum=Mass x velocity
We will be in the lab this chapter (Newton's laws and Egg Drop Lab)
Chapter three begins with the topics of pressure, floating, and sinking.
8th Grade Science
In October, eighth grade will begin working
8th Grade Religion
Eighth grade family mass will not be held until Sunday, November 18th at 9:30 a.m. mass. Students will be completing mass reflections again this school year. Eighth grade students received a small orange book called Sunday Prayer For Teens. Students may use this book to assist them in their mass reflections.