•  Grading Scale
    90-100 A
     80-89  B
     70-79 C
     60-69  D
        0-59 F

    33% Homework

    33% Projects/Labs

    34% Test/Quizzes

    Late Work Policy:  :

    All student work should be completed and turned in to their respective CORE classes before the student enters their homebase at (7:30 am). (This is the time BEFORE students leave for their encore classes. )  If work is not turned in at this time, the grade on that work will be determined as follows:

    All missing homework/classwork means a referral to the ASAP program after school (2:05-3:00)
    If the late assignment is turned in within 24 hours of its due date ( 1 day late), the student will receive 90% of the points they have earned.

    If the assignment is turned in 2 days late it will receive a maximum of 80% of the points they have earned.

    If the assignment is turned in 3 days late it will receive a maximum of 70% of the points they have earned.

    If the assignment is 4 or more days late it will receive a maximum of 60% of the points they have earned.


    ALL work must be completed and turned in before the end of the unit.   Missing assignments will turn to zeroes after the end of a unit.


    8th Grade Syllabus

    MATTER: Properties and Change


    8P1 Understand the properties of matter and changes that occur when matter interacts in an open and closed container


    ENERGY:  Conservation and Transfer


    8P2 Explain the environmental implications associated with the various methods of obtaining, managing, and using energy resources


    EARTH SYSTEMS:  Systems, structures and Processes


    8E1 Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the affect of hydrosphere on humans


    EARTH HISTORY:  Land and Life Evolution


    8E2  Understand the history of the Earth and its life forms based on the evidence of change recorded in fossil record and landforms


    LIFE SCIENCE: Diseases and their impact


    8L1 Understand the hazards caused by agents of disease that effect living organisms


    8L2 Understand how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms


    ECOSYSTEMS: Ecosystems and their structure


    8L3Understand how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment


    EVOLUTION: Change of Life over time


    8L4 Understand the evolution of organisms and landforms based on evidence, theories and processes that impact the Earth over time



    MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: How Cells create energy, grow, and repair themselves


    8L5 Understand the composition of various substances as it relates to their ability to serve as a source of energy and building materials for growth and repair of organisms



    All students will be asked to create an Edmodo account on the internet.  This program allows students to receive instruction and work on assignments and tests at home. 


    Student will also be challenged to successfully pass the Science End of Grade Test in May.