Science 8 Newsletter

Hicksville Middle School

Welcome to Room 237!

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the unseasonably warm weather! Below you will find that I have listed anticipated assignments for the week and other important reminders.

Grades for this week?

*Textbook Trial: For this unit, students are testing out a free online science textbook which includes practice questions and videos. For students who do not take their computer home or those without Internet, a PDF copy can be downloaded and printed.

Science 8 students will be earning grades on the following assignments for the week:

  1. Motion Quiz: On Tuesday (2/2), students will complete the quiz over the notes learned last week. Quizlet is a great resource for reviewing these terms, in addition to the CK-12 online textbook.
  2. Balanced & Unbalanced Forces Zaption: On Tuesday (2/2), students will continue their exploration of forces by completing a short Zaption assignment linked to Google Classroom. This assignment will be checked at 8:00 AM on Wednesday (2/3). Notebook points will be awarded for this assignment.
  3. Balanced & Unbalanced Forces Practice Questions: To further review the idea of balanced and unbalanced forces, on Thursday (2/4) students will respond to a series of practice questions in their notebooks. This assignment will be checked on Friday (2/5). Notebook points will be awarded for this assignment.
  4. Balanced & Unbalanced Forces Quiz: On Friday (2/5) students will complete the quiz over the balanced and unbalanced force notes learned this week. Quizlet and the CK-12 online textbook are great resources for reviewing for this quiz.

Unit Test Grades: The test grades for the Earth's Age Unit have been entered into PowerSchool. Many students performed well on this test and are continuing to show growth in written expression of ideas!

Class Dojo

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