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Welcome to 8th grade science for the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Mr. Nye. Please check out the Google Classroom pages for information about assignments and other important information.
8th Grade Science Overview
Lots of experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities
Challenging curriculum primarily consisting of physics and chemistry
Grade is based upon total points (see syllabus for more information)
Learning will be assessed with classwork, quizzes (via ConnectEd), tests (via ConnectEd), lab reports (Google Docs), and projects/presentations
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 you are on-task.
Quiz and Test Re-takes (Quiz- Half the points back if grade improved; Test- Up to 5 points added onto original test grade if grade improved)
Skills Class (1st half of the year- Technology and Metric System; 2nd half- PSSA preparation with breaks every 3rd cycle or so).
Optional Google Classroom Page: Modern Science & Trail Running (for those interested in learning about trail running as well as interesting science concepts, videos, and research