3rd/4th marking period extra credit

3rd and 4th marking period extra credit can be found here! As always, 25 question kahoots can also be submitted too.


Pangaea Gizmo

If you are having trouble getting the continents to fit together, it should look something like this:

Although it probably looked more like this:

Over 250 million years, erosion and other factors have changed our coastlines quite a bit.


Extra Credit: Marking Period 2

The Nobel Prizes are one of the biggest awards in the world and every year it goes to a person or group for each of the following categories: Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature, and Peace.  

1.) Choose one of the scientists or scientist teams for the categories of  Physics, Medicine, or Chemistry, who won and explain in your own words what they did that was worthy of a Nobel.

2.)  Describe how this information can be used in the future. (Will we be able to cure something? To make something?)

3.) Include a picture of the scientist and/or a picture of something relating to their field of study

4.)  Include a link to wherever you got your information from. Nobelprize.org would be a good place to start but any reputable website is okay (answers.com, or answers.yahoo.com are not good sources).

5.) E-mail or Google Doc the assignment to me (masonmi@middletownk12.org) when it is completed.


The 2015-2016 Science Blogs!

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Post the name and address of your Science blog in the comments below this post.


Marking Period 1 Extra Credit

Chemistry is hard! As a result, there are many extra credit opportunities in the first marking period.  Currently:

1. Using any of the textbooks in my room (you may take one home if needed) create a 25 question Kahoot quiz.   Go to create.kahoot.it to begin. Your questions should be challenging, but easy enough that an 8th grader can figure them out.

2. Attend family engineering night on October 28th or October 29th. This form must be turned in to me by Friday, October 16th.  

3. Join the Thorne STEM club which meets every Wednesday starting October 21st from 2:45-3:30 in room 119. You will get to build an underwater robot!

4. Perform "The Elements Song!"

More opportunities for extra credit will be announced soon!


8th grade Science expectations

Please bring the following items every day:
1.) Your Chromebook
2.) Your assignment pad
3.) A pen or pencil
4.) Any homework that may have been assigned

Grades are determined by: 

Grades in Science class are tabulated by points, not percentages. For example, a lab that is worth “50 points” is worth half as much as a “100 point” test.  A typical marking period has approximately 500 points. If you are absent during an assignment that cannot be made up, like an experiment, missing these points does not count against you.  

Projects and major grades will be accepted late but penalized 10-20%. Work can always be e-mailed to me (masonmi@middletownk12.org) in the event of printer problems. In the event of an absence, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed, make it up, and hand it in promptly upon your return. If you missed a test or a project that was announced before your absence, you are expected to be ready upon your return.

Frequently being late, unprepared, or demonstrating disrespectful, immature, or unsafe behavior will not be tolerated. This will result in detentions and calls/e-mails home. 

Finally, Mr. Halloran and I are almost always available at lunchtime and/or after school if you need help or additional time to work on an assignment. If you need help, let us know before something is due, not after.