8th Grade Science Course Syllabus
8th Grade Physical Science
Foundations of Science (Unit 1)
Interactions and Energy (Unit 2)
Interactions and Motion (Unit 3)
Interactions and Conservation (Unit 4)
Interactions and Materials (Unit 5)
Physical Interactions and Phases (Unit 6)
Parents...you can help!
Help your student be successful in this class by...
-checking in with students on a weekly basis
-checking your student's grade on Infinite Campus parent portal on a weekly basis https://myportal.dpsk12.org/Pages/Default.aspx
-contacting the teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns
I expect my students to follow the 5 P’s for success at Hamilton.
1. Be Prompt. That means in your seat working when the bell rings.
2. Be Prepared. Each day you will need:
Pencil or pen
3-ring "All Day" binder
Assignments due (homework)
3. Be Polite. Respect your peers and your teacher. Most importantly, use kind words when speaking to anyone else. Do not talk while others (teacher or students) are speaking to the class. Please give yourself, other students, and me (the teacher) the respect we all deserve. There are lots of times that I allow you to talk with your classmates and you work on science activities. When I ask for quiet, please do so.
4. Participate. Your participation is a portion of your grade. Pay attention; think hard, work with other students and your teacher. Ask questions if you need help or don’t understand something. Don’t leave the room-- It distracts other students and takes away from your learning. Please use the restroom during your time between classes. Be in your seat as much as possible. It is extremely distracting to me and to other students if others move around the room.
5. Have Pride. YOU are responsible for your own learning. Your success in this class depends on your own hard work and dedication.
Grading and Assessment
All grading and assessment at Hamilton is standards-based and designed to provide students, families, and teachers with a clear understanding of individual student performance. All students are expected to demonstrate proficiency on all standards performance assessments each quarter. Students will have multiple opportunities to reflect and revise errors and misconceptions.
Homework will be assigned weekly and will be related to the activities that you perform in class.
Assignment Due Dates and Late Work:
All assignments should be turned in on the assigned due date. Work that is not turned in on time will be accepted late for partial credit; however, a limit of 3 late assignments per quarter will be enforced (except in extenuating circumstances, such as a prolonged absence). Late or missing work must be turned in by the end of the quarter in which it was due.
If you are absent on any given day, please ask for any assignments missed upon your return. You have two days following the absence to turn in any missed assignments.
Additional Course Information
Materials needed: (PEAK students only): For this class, you will need a 1-inch 3-ring binder. This will be used for science only and will remain in the science classroom. Please bring this in by Friday, August 28.