NOTE 1: Newer Lessons Will Appear At the TOP of This PageNOTE 2: All Previous Lessons Have Been Moved To The "Grade 8 - Old Lessons" Page

PREVIOUS SCIENCE EXAMS CAN BE FOUND AT:
http://www.nysedregents.org/Grade8/Science/home.html
An answer key for the multiple choice questions is also available there. This weekend you should try at least one exam 2006 or older, for practice.



Lesson 86 The written portion will be in around June 7th & 8th.
806
DONE
Tuesday (1 ELL)

8:20 – 9:50
Thursday
Whole Class
8:20 - 9:20

815
DONE
Monday
Whole Class


10:40 – 11:40
DONE
Tuesday

(2 ELLs)
8:20 – 9:50

816
ABSENT
Monday (1 ELL)

12:00 – 2:00
Thursday
Whole Class
8:20 - 9:20


AIM: TO prepare for the NYS Science Practicum and Written Exams BY reviewing questions procedures from previous exams.
HOMEWORK: In Buckle Down, Read pages 138-144 Do “New York Science” Practice questions on pages 147-148.
CLASSWORK: What can we expect to do on the exam?
· MICROSCOPE and BUG Classification:
· Look through the microscope and describe what you see.
§ Count the legs on an insect in the microscope.
§ Measure the size of an object under the microscope.
· NOTE: Put the slide with the grid over the slide with the object/shape to measure.
§ Determine the size of a shape
· Classify and sort (plastic) bugs by observing their characteristics (how many legs, wings, mouth, etc.)
· Density:
· Find the volume and mass of a cube, and calculate its density
· Determine if it will sink or float
· Observe another cube. Given its density, determine if it will sink or float in water.
· DISTANCE, MEASUREMENT, MASS, and GRAPHING:
· Observe a golf ball moving down a ramp, pushing a cup.
§ Recording distance the ball pushes the cup along a measured distance
§ Graph the starting point and end point on a graph.
§ Determine if another object (ball) will move the cup further or less on the same path.
Classification of insects.

VOCABULARY: Taxonomy, dichotomous.
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Lesson 84 The written portion will be in around June 7th & 8th.

806
Tuesday (1 ELL)
8:20 – 9:50
Thursday
Whole Class
8:20 - 9:20

815
Monday
Whole Class

10:40 – 11:40
Tuesday
(2 ELLs)
8:20 – 9:50

816
Monday (1 ELL)
12:00 – 2:00
Thursday
Whole Class
8:20 - 9:20

AIM: TO practice using the microscope for the State Science Test BY working with sample slides.
HOMEWORK: Read pages 51 to 54. Do “Explore It Yourself,” starting on page 55, and the New York Science Practice questions on pages 58 & 59
CLASSWORK: Classification of insects.
VOCABULARY: Taxonomy, dichotomous.





Lesson 77 Note: 8th Grade Science Performance Test is the week of May 24-28.
The written portion will be in around June 7th & 8th.


AIM: To prepare for the 8th Grade State Science Written Exam By practicing concepts from grades 6, 7 & 8
CLASSWORK: Review sample questions from the state exam.
HOMEWORK: In “Buckle Down,” answer questions 5, 6 & 7, on page 102.
VOCABULARY: Electromagnetic spectrum, waves, amplitude, wavelength, trough, crest, volume, mass, density.

Lesson 76
Note: 8th Grade Science Performance Test is the week of May 24-28.
The written portion will be in around June 7th & 8th.


AIM: To prepare for the 8th Grade State Science Written Exam By practicing concepts from grades 6, 7 & 8
CLASSWORK: Review sample questions from the state exam.
HOMEWORK: In “Buckle Down,” Read page 205 to top of page 206. Answer the FIRST question at the top of 206.
AND Weather Maps, page 143. Answer the first question at the bottom of the page.
AND Volume, Mass, and Density, page 164 & 165. Answer the two questions under density at the top of page 165.

VOCABULARY: Electromagnetic spectrum, waves, amplitude, wavelength, trough, crest, volume, mass, density.
Lesson 75 Note: 8th Grade Science Performance Test is the week of May 24-28.
The written portion will be in around June 7th & 8th.


AIM: Study Guide for Friday’s test on Oceans
CLASSWORK: Copy the following study guide items.
STUDY GUIDE:
· How do water particles move in a wave?
· How does the alignment of the Moon, Sun, and Earth affect the Tidal Range?
· How are tides and gravity related?
· Surface Currents
· Anatomy of a Wave:
o Wavelength
o Crest
o Trough
o Amplitude (and Energy)
· Salinity and Density
· Basins
· Friction and Waves
· How did Earth’s Oceans Form?
· The Gulf Stream
· Ocean Currents
· Tidal Bore
· Position of an object floating in the ocean
· Ocean wave energy
· The Coriolis Effect
· Upwelling
· Ocean Water calcium and marine animals
· What causes tides?
HOMEWORK: Study the above guide for Oceans Test.
VOCABULARY: Basin, salinity, river, groundwater, surface current, Coriolis effect, upwelling, density, waves, amplitude, wavelength, trough, crest.
Lesson 74
AIM: What do you know about OCEANS? Day 7: Preparation for next week’s test.
CLASSWORK: Review Section 3. Students will copy the following vocabulary words/terms and use each in a sentence NOT FROM THE TEXT!


WAVE
CREST
TIDE
TROUGH
BREAKER
TIDAL RANGE

HOMEWORK: Review all Ocean sections from handouts.
VOCABULARY: Basin, salinity, river, groundwater, surface current, Coriolis effect, upwelling, density.
Lesson 73
AIM
: What do you know about OCEANS? Day 6: Preparation for next week’s test.
CLASSWORK: Students will copy the following vocabulary words/terms and use each in a sentence NOT FROM THE TEXT!


BASIN
SALINITY
RIVER
GROUNDWATER
SURFACE CURRENT
CORIOLIS EFFECT
UPWELLING
DENSITY



HOMEWORK: Do “Applying Math” Practice Problems 1 and 2 (bottom of the box) “Calculate Density.” Follow outlined procedure shown in Applying Math box. Show Work!
VOCABULARY: Basin, salinity, river, groundwater, surface current, Coriolis effect, upwelling, density.

Lesson 72
AIM: What do you know about OCEANS? Day 5
CLASSWORK: Students will read Section 2, “OCEAN CURRENTS,” Page 348 to 352. (From handouts or text.)
Answer the following questions
1. What is the Coriolis effect?
2. How does it affect surface currents in the southern hemisphere?
3. What is a surface current?
4. What is meant by upwelling?
5. Describe density currents.
6. Where does the Gulf Stream originate?

HOMEWORK: Self Check, #’s 2, and 3 in the Section Review on Page 353 in textbook handouts.

Lesson 71
AIM
: What do you know about OCEANS? Day 4
CLASSWORK: Students will use the “Reading Essentials” workbook. All responses will be on looseleaf or separate papers.
Answer the following questions
7. IDENTIFY the MAIN POINT (Margin, page 165) answer on looseleaf with all other responses.
8. Reading Check (margin, page 165, again)
9. PICTURE THIS (margin, page 166)
10. Some scientist believe Earth’s water is the result of icy comets hitting the Earth. Compare this theory to Origin of Oceans on page 166. Which do you think is true? Explain your reasoning.

HOMEWORK: Self Check, #’s 1, 2, and 4, in the Section Review on Page 347 in textbook handouts.
Lesson 70
AIM: What do you know about OCEANS? Day 3
CLASSWORK: Students will finish viewing “Oceans” video.
Read "Breakers," at the bottom of page 355 in the textbook.
Answer the following questions.

How does “friction” cause a wave to move?
Explain how "friction" causes a wave to "break.

What is a collapsing wave called?
HOMEWORK:None for the weekend. This is due for Tuesday!
Define: Friction, tide.
Answer the following:
What do you think the difference is between a wave and a tsunami?
VOCABULARY: Breaker, tide, tidal range.
VIDEOS: “Oceans”


Lesson 69
AIM: What do you know about OCEANS? Day 2
CLASSWORK: Students will view “Oceans” video
HOMEWORK: Read SECTION 3 Handout.
Define:
1. Wave
2. Crest
3. Trough

VOCABULARY: Wave, crest, trough, breaker, tide, tidal range.
VIDEOS: “Oceans”


Lesson 68
AIM: What do you know about OCEANS?
CLASSWORK: Warm-Up: List 5 things you (think) you know about Earth’s oceans.
HOMEWORK:
VOCABULARY: Salinity
VIDEOS: Oceans


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