8th Grade Science

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Week of October 20, 2014

This week students began by finding research for their science fair project. Each student was given time to begin researching and finding information that will help them formulate a hypothesis.

We then continued our studies on the Periodic Table. Students learned how to use the patterns of the Periodic Table to find the number of valence electrons and create a Lewis Dot Structure. These structures allow for us to gain a better understanding of how elements bond with one another. Students learned the differences between a covalent and ionic bonds. They were able to take the Lewis Dot structures and demonstrate how metals and nonmetals form ionic bonds and how nonmetals form covalent bonds.

Next week we will continue our studies of covalent and ionic bonds and take an assessment on Thursday.