Welcome! Please check back regularly for information, reminders and resources!
8/10 – First Day of School
8/14,15 – Signed Science Forms Check, Safety & Syllabus Quiz
8/18,21 – Science Materials Check
Media Resource: Bozemanscience.com: “Scientific Method”. “Asking Questions & Designing Problems” “Planning & Carrying Out Investigations” “Obtaining, Evaluating & Communicating Information”
8/18,21– Science Brochures (Work on and share)
The HAC Gradebook is now open!!!!!
8/24,25 – Lab Day: “Measurement I”
8/22,23 – Metric System and Experimentation Review
The first Unit Test will be pushed to the Sept. 1st and 5th (Due to the solar eclipse day being lost)…
8/28,29 – Lab Day: “Measurement II”
9/4 – NO SCHOOL
9/1, 5 – Test Day!!
9/8-9/15: SCHOOL CLOSED (HURRICANE)
Test 1-1 Team Average = 88.3%
9/19 – Matter-Diagram-Rubric
9/22 – Interim Progress Reports published
Team Science Average at Interim = 88.2%
Unit 1-2 Test is tentatively scheduled for Oct 2,3!
10/4 – Unit Test Team Average = 81.1%
Retake for the “Density Graph” section will be available in the morning (8-8:30) and at Lunch (12:30-1) Both Monday 10/9 and Tuesday 10/10
10/9: Next Unit Begins
Media Resources: http://Bozemanscience.com “Physical & Chemical Changes” , “Atoms & the Periodic Table”, “Tour of the Periodic Table”
10/16 – Make up day (Repeat B Day)
10/17,18 – Lab Day
10/20,23 – Block Project
10/24, 25 – Unit Test 1-3
Because of my absence, the Unit Test will be pushed back to Oct 25, 26
Unit 2-1 Test Average = 82.7%
Paper Retake for the “Periodic Table Block” section of the test will be Tuesday Oct 31st and Thursday Sept 2nd 8-8:30 / 12:30-1 / 2:50-3:00
Unit 2-2 Test Scheduled for Nov 16th and 17th
http://Bozemanscience.com: Properties of Matter, Atoms & the Periodic Table, Chemical bonds.
http://Phet.com: pH Scale: Basics
10/28,31 – Lab Days: 11/3,6 11/9,10
http://education.jlab.org/elementbalancing/ (Balancing Practice – Beginner)
Test 2-2 Team Average = 74.5%
“Ion” and “Balancing” Section sit-down retake offered 11/27th & 28th (Six sessions available)
11/22-24: Thanksgiving Break
Our 3 Unit Test for the 2nd 9 Weeks is Scheduled for 12/11, 12/12. It will be open notes.
EM Spectrum PowerPoint
Midterm Review Dec 7th-19th
Use the link below to sign up to Quizstar:
Create a user name and password…….Then, Class #1 “Search Teacher’s Name” (In the dropdown): A. Lovett > Keyword Search. Scroll down until you find:
POA Science (your period)
Checkmark your correct class period box and then click the register button down at the bottom! You will see any assigned quizzes on your homepage…
Dec 14-19: MIDTERM TESTING
Dec 20th- Unit Test 2-3 Due
Dec 22 – Jan 7: Winter Break
Second Nine Weeks Team Report Card Stats: Overall Average 83.5% A’s=50 B’s=45 C’s= 33 D’s=9 F’s=4
Welcome to 2018 and a New Unit!
Unit Test 3-1 Projected Date is Jan. 25 & 26
1/15 – No School
1/29 – Planning Day
Unit Test 3-1 Team Average = 78.7% (If you are in need of a re-take, please continue to follow the posted instructions on the contract posted since week one of school!!)
New Unit: “Beyond Our Solar System”
Unit Test 3-2 anticipated for 2/20,21
2/15,16 – Lab Day
2/18 – No School
2/23 – Unit Test 3-2 Team Average = 79.7%
2/24 – The Next Unit Test (3-3) is scheduled for March 14 & 15
Interactive Nitrogen Cycle: https://florida.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.eco.nitrogen/the-nitrogen-cycle/#.WL1vbvnyvIU
3/5 – CHS Visit
3/6 – FSA Writes
3/13,14: Lab Day
3/15 – End of 9 Weeks (Take home Test 3-3 Due, Optional Portfolio Check)
Unit Test 3-3 Team Avg: 91.6%
3rd 9 Weeks Report Card Stats: Average Grade: 84.3%
A’s=41 B’s=67 C’s=29 D’s=4
WE WILL BE UNDERGOING SSA (FORMERLY FCAT ) TRAINING FOR THE REST OF APRIL TO ENSURE THAT ALL 8TH GRADERS MAXIMIZE THEIR PERFORMANCE ON THIS DISTRICT EXAM. PARENTS: PLEASE REVIEW AND INITIAL THE INFO LETTER GOING HOME
4/13 – Phase 1 of SSA prep is now complete. Students have analyzed their performance on a full length exam and have categorized questions, vocab, topics, and errors.
4/17 – Phase 2 of SSA prep is now complete. Students have reviewed 6th and 7th Grade topics and have tested their performance in these areas on the Quizstar website.
4/26 – Phase 3 of SSA prep is now over. We have spent time in each of the 4 Reporting Categories followed by Quizstar checks in each area.
4/27 – Phase 4 of SSA prep is behind us. The paper based post test should indicate growth in subject areas. In all, students have examined around 300 sample questions in the last month (among other things). Please use the weekend to sneak in some last minute practice. Many individuals are on the borderline between performance levels – and a little extra attention will be very decisive! Students not meeting their goals on the Post Test were prescribed review packets. In addition, ALL are welcome to participate in QuizStar this weekend (new questions are posted)
4/30 – SCIENCE SSA!!!