Finish the “Elements and Symbols Chart” sheet. Only the atomic # column and the mass # rounded off to the nearest whole # column has to be filled in on both sides for all 40 elements. The test on the elements’ name and symbol only will be this Friday.
Finish the “Describing Matter Reading Guide” by Monday if you didn’t finish it in class. This is a READING GUIDE. That means you should READ the section before you try to answer the questions. The pages for each section are identified.
Test this Friday on Metric Measurements and Scientific Inquiry. Use the study guide below to help you prepare for the test.
1) Finish reading the first two sections in chapter 1 of your textbook.
2) Test next Friday on Metric Measurements and Scientific Inquiry.
Finish the “Metric Practice” sheet. The earlier notes on my blog on metric conversions may help you with this homework also.
Complete the “Metric Conversions” worksheet by Friday. Use the “metric conversion notes” to help you with the work, especially #12 and #14.
The “Science Safety Rules” test is next Tuesday. You must make an 80% or higher on the test to be able to participate in labs this year. The grade you make on the first attempt is the grade that will go in the grade book. You may retake the test until you make an 80% or higher that will clear you for lab participation. Also, the safety contract must be signed by student and parent and turned in by next Tuesday.
Study your “Systeme International d’Unites” (SI Units) sheet. (especially the back side)
Welcome to Mr. Walker’s wacky world of 8th grade physical science!
Your first assignment is to click on the “General Info.” tab at the top of this page to view the class syllabus and rules. You must print out the last page and return to Mr. Walker no later than Wednesday, August 13, 2014.