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Welcome to Middle School Science!
Middle School Science
focuses on the study of Life Science in the 7th Grade and on the
study of Physical and Earth Sciences in the 8th Grade.
Through discussions and laboratory activities, students will gain an
understanding of the major concepts presented. Emphasis will be on cooperative
learning, using the scientific method to complete experiments, and learning
the appropriate and safe use of lab equipment and materials .
Students are expected to come to class prepared. This means that they need to bring their textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, calculators and a good attitude. Students are required to write homework assignments in their agenda books, which the school provides. Also, science homework and project assignments are posted weekly on the school’s website.
Lab activities are an integral part of this class. Students will receive instruction in lab safety, lab behavior, proper procedures, and how to handle lab equipment and materials safely. Students will not be allowed to participate in lab activities until they have passed the lab safety and procedures test. Also, students who come to class unprepared to do a lab, or who do not follow safety or behavior guidelines, will not be able to participate. Any student who is unable to complete a lab for any of the above reasons, will be given an alternate assignment, which will cover the same concepts.
My grading policy is as follow:
Class Work/Homework: 35%
Quizzes & Labs: 25%
Tests & Projects: 40 %
Daily assignments are due the day after they are assigned, unless I specify otherwise. Students who are absent will have as many days as they were out to complete daily assignments that were assigned during their absence. Students may hand in late class work/homework assignments for 50% credit. However, once the unit of study has ended, students will no longer be able to turn in late assignments, and will receive a grade of 0%.
Projects that are handed in late will be marked down 5% for each day they are late.
Please use the links for details on weekly homework assignments, projects, and other useful information.
Should you wish to contact me, please email or phone me at school.
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