Science May 30 - June 2:
This week in Science, we'll continue working through our Mechanical Systems unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science May 23 - 26:
This week in Science, we'll continue working through our Mechanical Systems unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science May 15 - 19:
This week in Science, we'll continue working through our Mechanical Systems unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science May 8 - 12:
This week in Science, we'll continue working through our Mechanical Systems unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science May 1 - 4:
This week in Science, we'll continue moving forwards in our Mechanical Systems unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science April 24 - 28:
This week in Science, we'll look to finish up our Mix and Flow of Matter unit. The next unit we'll start is Mechanical Systems.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science April 17 - 21:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science April 11 - 14:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science April 3 - 6:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science March 20 - 24:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science March 13 - 17:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science March 6 - 9:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science February 27 - March 3:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science February 21 - 24:
This week in Science, we'll continue to move through our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science February 13 - 15:
This week in Science, we'll dive in to our Mix and Flow of Matter unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science February 6 - 10:
This week in Science, we'll continue to work through our Light and Optics unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science January 30 - February 2:
This week in Science, we'll continue to work through our Light and Optics unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science January 23 - 27:
This week in Science, we'll continue to work through our Light and Optics unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science January 16 - 20:
This week in Science, we'll continue to work through our Light and Optics unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science January 9 - 13:
This week in Science, we'll continue to work through our Light and Optics unit.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science December 19 - 22:
This week in Science, we will continue to focus on reflection and refraction, and we'll also talk about how light behaves when reflecting from concave and convex mirrors.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
Science December 12 - 16:
This week in Science, we will continue to explore various properties of light. In particular, we'll focus on reflection and refraction.
To see what's happening in your child's individual class, please see their teacher's Google Classroom.
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:
Watch these: https://www.khanacademy.org/ma... https://www.khanacademy.org/ma...
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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
Math: week of January 9
Grade 8s will be finishing up probability and then moving in to some two and three dimensional drawings. We will be taking two dimensional views to create a three dimensional drawing and vice versa. Students will also be looking at nets of three dimensional polyhedra.
For some extra work with nets, go to:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-geometry-topic/x0267d782:cc-6th-nets-of-3d-figures/v/nets-of-polyhedra
For extra practice with nets, go to:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-geometry-topic/x0267d782:cc-6th-nets-of-3d-figures/e/nets-of-3d-figures
Math: Week of January 23:
Grade 8s will begin their work with integers. In Grade 7, they worked with addition and subtraction of integers. In grade 8, we go one step further with multiplication and division. We will establish shortcuts by using models to multiply first.
For more explanation on this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/multiplying-positive-and-negative-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/why-a-negative-times-a-negative-is-a-positive
For extra practice, try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/signs-of-expressions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/multiplying_and_dividing_negative_numbers
Math: Week of February 13:
Grade 8s will begin their work with integers. We began by doing heavy review of adding and subtracting negative numbers. We will now transition into multiplying and dividing as well.
For more explanation on this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/multiplying-positive-and-negative-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/why-a-negative-times-a-negative-is-a-positive
For extra practice, try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/signs-of-expressions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/multiplying_and_dividing_negative_numbers
Math: Week of February 27:
Grade 8s should now be confident in utilizing all operations with integers. We will therefore move into BEDMAS and word problems applying these skills to more challenging expressions and equations.
For more explanation on this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/multiplying-positive-and-negative-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/why-a-negative-times-a-negative-is-a-positive
For extra practice, try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/signs-of-expressions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/multiplying_and_dividing_negative_numbers
Math: Week of March 6:
Grade 8s have began moving into BEDMAS and word problems. They are applying their integer skills to more challenging expressions and equations, and creating their own equations based on written information.
For more explanation on this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/multiplying-positive-and-negative-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/why-a-negative-times-a-negative-is-a-positive
For extra practice, try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/signs-of-expressions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/multiplying_and_dividing_negative_numbers
Math: Week of March 27:
Grade 8s are wrapping up the integer unit, they will be reviewing all concepts and writing their final assessment and post-unit assessments.
For more explanation on this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/multiplying-positive-and-negative-numbers
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/v/why-a-negative-times-a-negative-is-a-positive
For extra practice, try these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/signs-of-expressions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-negatives/e/multiplying_and_dividing_negative_numbers
Math: Week of April 3:
Grade 8s are beginning to learn roots and squares. This will be done in preparation for Pythagorean Theorem, an important concept with far-reaching academic uses.
For more explanation on this, watch these:
https://www.khanacademy.org/ma...
https://www.khanacademy.org/ma...