STUDY GUIDE for the GRADE 8 PRACTICUM TEST on Thursday, May 27

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.

## STUDY GUIDE for the GRADE 8 PRACTICUM TEST on Thursday, May 27

AIM:TOprepare for the NYS Science Practicum and Written ExamsBYreviewing 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?·

MICROSCOPEandBUG 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.

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: Put the slide with the grid over the slide with the object/shape to measure.NOTE§ Determine the size of a shape

· Classify and sort (plastic) bugs by observing their characteristics (how many legs, wings, mouth, etc.)

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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.