Grading Scale90-100 A80-89 B70-79 C60-69 D0-59 FGRADING WEIGHTS
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.