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    Harris County-Carver Middle School

    8th Grade Physical Science Syllabus

    Teacher: Mrs. Angela Hightower

    Email: hightower-a@harris.k12.ga.us

     

     

    Textbook: Issues & Physical Science (SEPUP) and Georgia Physical Science (Glencoe). 

     

    Infinite Campus:  All parents and students with internet access are encouraged to become registered users of Infinite Campus so that you may keep up with your child’s progress in all classes.  Go to our school’s website and click the quick link for Parent Portal. You can also download the app on your smartphone for more convenience.  

     

    Conference Period: Mondays and Fridays 9:00 to 10:00 by appointment through the counselor’s office (706) 628 - 4951. 

     

    Classroom Expectations:                

    • All students are expected to arrive on time with all needed materials and bring agenda book every day.
    • All students are expected to participate in class in an orderly fashion.
    • All students are expected to follow the guidelines set by HCCMS-refer to Parent/Student Handbook.
    • All students are expected to stay current on any missed work-refer to Parent/Student Handbook.
    • All students are expected to follow the Electronic Devices policy-refer to Parent/Student Handbook.

     

    Recommended Supplies

    ·         Binder (can also be sectioned with another class if needed) with dividers (they will need 4 dividers:  warm-ups, notes, homework/classwork, quizzes and tests) and PLENTY of loose leaf notebook paper

    ·         Colored pencils or markers

    ·         Pencils with erasers and hand held pencil sharpener OR mechanical pencils with replacement lead

    ·         Cap erasers or large individual eraser

    ·          Metric ruler

    ·         1 composition notebook OR single subject spiral bound notebook TO BE LEFT IN SCIENCE CLASSROOM FOR

    ·         Index cards (3 packs) or bound index cards for vocabulary

    ·         Highlighter (any color) for notes

    ·         Pouch or pencil case

    GRADING SCHEDULE

    v  Classwork and Labs          45 %             

    v  Tests/Quizzes/Projects      25 %             

    v  9 weeks exams                 15 %

    v  Homework                        15 %      

     

    UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

     

    Energy                                                                                                  Matter

    Potential & Kinetic Energy                                                     Physical & Chemical Properties

    Forms of Energy                                                                   Physical & Chemical Changes                         

    Energy Transformations                                                        States of Matter

    Heat Transfers                                                                     Periodic Table

                                                                                              Atomic Structure

    Force & Motion                                                                                  Waves

    Newton’s Laws of Motion                                                       Wave Parts & Types

    Gravity                                                                                Wave Behavior

    Speed/Velocity                                                                     Wave Properties

    Electric & Magnetic Fields & Forces                                         Light & Sound Waves

    Motion Graphing

                   

    Curriculum meets all National Science Standards and correlates to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. For your reference, all science standards may be found at this link: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards/Documents/Science-Eighth-Grade-Georgia-Standards.pdf

     

     

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    Team 8-4 2018-2019 Supply List

    Mrs. Hightower/Science

    • Binder (can also be sectioned with another class if needed) with dividers (they will need 4 dividers:  warm-ups, notes, homework/classwork, quizzes and tests) and PLENTY of loose leaf notebook paper
    • Colored pencils
    • Pencils with erasers and hand held pencil sharpener OR mechanical pencils with replacement lead
    • Cap erasers or large individual eraser
    • Metric ruler
    • 1 composition notebook OR single subject spiral bound notebooks TO BE LEFT IN SCIENCE CLASSROOM FOR LABS (these cannot be shared with another subject)
    • Index cards (3 packs) or bound index cards for vocabulary
    • Highlighter (any color) for notes
    • Pouch or pencil case

     

    Mr. Whatley/Georgia Studies

    •  Loose leaf notebook paper (several packs)
    •    Pencils and erasers
    •    Hand-held pencil sharpener
    •    Pens (blue or black)
    •   Colored pencils or markers
    •   2 highlighters, different colors
    •   3 ring binder (may be shared with another subject)

     

    Ms. Turner/Language Arts

    • Composition notebook  (To be kept in the classroom.)
    • 3-ring binder (may be shared with another subject)
    • 3 Dividers
    • Notebook paper
    • Pencils
    • Flash drive

     

    Mrs. Acosta/Math

    • Composition notebook
    • Tape refills
    • 3 ring binder (may be shared with another subject)
    • Loose leaf notebook paper (several packs)
    • Graph Paper
    • Pencils and erasers
    • TI-30 XS MULTIVIEW Calculator (optional for home use)

    **Please note that items such as color pencils, highlighters, erasers, pencils, and hand held pencil sharpeners can be kept in a pencil pouch and carried from class to class.  For example, there is no need to buy 3 hand held pencil sharpeners.

     

     

    Team Wish List (Items may be given to any team teacher)

    • Paper Towels
    • Kleenex
    • Clorox Wipes
    • Dry Erase Markers

Agenda

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    We will be working on Newton's Laws and Force & Motion till Thanksgiving Break.

Contact Information

  • hightower-a@harris.k12.ga.us