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Mr. Nye

Welcome to 8th grade science for the 2023-2024 school year. My name is Mr. Nye. Please check out the Google Classroom pages for information about assignments and other important information.

You will be utilizing your Amplify Science account with Clever and using Google Classroom for all other work. You will need a notebook and a writing utensil for science class.

Our Science Curriculum has changed and we will be following the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards place less emphasis on content and memorization and more emphasis on skills and universal science concepts. See the labeled diagram below (you may need to zoom in).

Connections to NGSS and 21st Century Skills – American Modeling Teachers  Association

8th Grade Science Overview

Lots of experiments, hands-on activities, and interactive simulations

Challenging curriculum primarily consisting of physical science

Grade is based upon total points (see syllabus for more information).

Learning will be assessed with the following assessments: classwork, 2 quizzes per unit, lab reports (Google Docs), and projects/presentations. The majority of your grade will come from lab work. NO TESTS!

Slideshows and other resources used in class will be posted on Google Classroom or can be found on Amplify.

NO HOMEWORK! You may have to finish an assignment if you were absent or didn't finish in class, but you will be given plenty of class time to complete your assignments assuming if you are on-task.

Quiz Re-takes (Half the points back if grade improved)

Skills Class- To be Determined