Science December 5 - 9:
This week in Science, we are exploring properties of light:
- How it travels
- How it moves through objects
- How it is absorbed
- How it is reflected
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science November 28 - December 2:
This week in Science, we will continue to learn about the electromagnetic spectrum.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science November 21 - 24:
This week in Science, we will begin our Light and Optics unit and talk about the electromagnetic spectrum.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science November 14 - 18:
This week in Science, we'll look to tie up some loose ends and conclude our cells and systems unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science November 10 - 14:
This week in Science, we'll be looking at disorders that can affect organs and organ systems.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science October 31 - November 4:
This week in Science, we'll dive back into body systems and learn about them in more detail.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science October 24 - 27:
This week, we'll continue to work with the processes of osmosis and diffusion.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science October 17 - 21:
This week, we'll continue to learn about unicellular and multicellular organisms, and we'll start to look at how substances move into and out of cells.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science October 11 - 14:
This week, we'll dive into the various parts of cells and how they contribute to their structure and function. We'll also look at unicellular and multicellular organisms and compare the pros and cons of each.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science October 3 - 7:
This week, we'll learn about human organs and the body systems they belong to.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science September 26 - 30:
This week, we'll learn about the characteristics of living things, and learn about natural selection and how this drives adaptation.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science September 19 - 23:
This week, we'll finish up our introductory material and begin our first unit, Cells and Systems.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science September 12 - 16:
This week, we'll continue working through introductory science concepts - things like lab safety, variables, and graphing. This will help prepare the kids for their assignments throughout the year.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Math: Week of September 12
Welcome to Grade 8 Math!
Much of this year’s program will focus on a continuation of concepts covered in grade 7. Last year, your student investigated area; this area we will work with surface area. In grade 7, there was the study of adding and subtracting integers; grade 8 involves integer multiplication and division. We have already begun our work with fractions; last year was addition and subtraction, this is multiplication and division.
During this first week, we have investigated how to multiply fractions with whole numbers and fractions with fractions using pictorial representations. As we are nearly complete, students can expect a quiz next week. Your teacher will give you the exact date during your class.
From time to time, there will be support videos and practice posted here to assist students with the concepts in which we are covering. For work with fraction multiplication involving pictures:
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Math: Week of September 19
Grade 8s have been working on the multiplication of fractions over the past week. For further support with this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-fractions/v/multiplying-fractions
Try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-fractions/e/multiplying_fractions_0.5
In the coming week, we will be moving in to the division of fractions. Students will investigate division using a pictorial approach before moving in to strategies to divide that do not involve the use of pictures.
Math: Week of October 17
Grade 8s have begun to start wrapping up their work with fractions. We have concluded with the multiplication and division of mixed numbers. Finally, we have put it all together with using our order of operations involving fractions to evaluate expressions.
For further support with this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-mixed-numbers/v/multiplying-mixed-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-neg-fractions/v/dividing-mixed-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-neg-fractions/v/dividing-mixed-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-order-of-operations/v/introduction-to-order-of-operations
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-order-of-operations/v/order-of-operations-1
Try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-mixed-numbers/e/multiplying_mixed_numbers_1
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-neg-fractions/e/dividing_fractions_2
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-neg-fractions/e/dividing-mixed-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-order-of-operations/v/more-complicated-order-of-operations-example
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-order-of-operations/e/order_of_operations
The grade 8s have begun working with Linear Relations. Most of the focus to begin with is using a table of values (also known as a t-chart). We are taking a scenario to creating t-charts. From there, students are able to make predictions with data. We also look at creating expressions from the pattern within the t-chart in order to make further predictions. Once complete, we will use the data from the t-charts to create x and y graphs.
Math: Week of November 14
For further support with these topics,
Watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/recognizing-linear-functions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/linear-and-nonlinear-functions-example-3
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/linear-and-nonlinear-functions-example-1
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/linear-and-nonlinear-functions-example-2
Try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/e/linear-non-linear-functions
Math: Week of November 28
Grade 8s have begun some graphing of linear relations. We should be creating t-tables, which result provide us with x and y values. These values represent the x and y coordinates of a point on the coordinate grid.
With additional support with these topics, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/in-in-grade-9-ncert/xfd53e0255cd302f8:linear-equations-in-two-variables/xfd53e0255cd302f8:graph-of-a-linear-equation-in-two-variables/v/plotting-x-y-relationships
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/in-in-grade-9-ncert/xfd53e0255cd302f8:linear-equations-in-two-variables/xfd53e0255cd302f8:graph-of-a-linear-equation-in-two-variables/v/graphs-of-linear-equations
Practice this:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/in-in-grade-9-ncert/xfd53e0255cd302f8:linear-equations-in-two-variables/xfd53e0255cd302f8:graph-of-a-linear-equation-in-two-variables/e/graph-from-standard-form-equation