Mrs. Ford - 8th Grade Science

  • This course encompasses an integrated approach to science as reflected by the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards. Our emphasis is on “doing” science rather than “memorizing” scientific facts. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for authentic inquiry to mimic the world of real science. Throughout the year, students may be asked to complete projects that demonstrate key class concepts. This may require students to bring some common household materials from home. Please notify us should there be a problem in obtaining materials.  The individual units covered this year are broken down as follows: science and engineering skills; waves; motion, forces, and energy; astronomy; earth’s history; evolution and human impact on ecosystems.

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  • Welcome to the 2020-21 Schoo Year!

    I am so excited to get to know you and share what I love about science! We are entering a new school year in a very different manner than we have in the past. My theme for the year is, "Grit, Grace and Gratitude" and I know that if we embrace those ideas we will have a great learning experience! 

    In the next few days I will be sending out welcome emails for both students and parents/guardians. Please keep a lookout for those. In the meantime, I know many of you are curious as to what supplies you might need for science. The only thing I recommend is a composition notebook... and something to write with, of course! (Different color pens and highlighters would be great!)

    I look forward to "seeing" you soon. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. =)

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