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Indian Woods Middle School

2016-2017

8th Grade Advanced Science
Mrs. Hannan - Rm 108 - vanessahannan@smsd.org - 993 - 0654

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
Consequences:
1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Think Sheet and
Teacher / Student
Conference

Materials to bring
EVERY day!

3rd Offense - Parent Contact

Pencil

4th Offense - Detention

Paper

5th Offense - Office Referral

Tardy Policy
All students are expected to be in the classroom ready to learn.

Charged MacBook
Science Notebook

1st Tardy = Warning
2nd Tardy = Tardy Slip completed and signed
3rd Tardy = Detention
4th Tardy = Office Referral

Phones

SHOULD NOT
BE SEEN OR HEARD

Tech

Hallway

USE IT FOR
LEARNING

LEARNING HAPPENS
IN THE CLASSROOM

1st offense = warning

Limit the need to leave
the room.

2nd offense = lose
computer for class
period

If absolutely necessary,
a hall pass must be
used.

Textbooks
Students will have
access to an online
textbook and hard
copies are available
for checkout.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Grading——Lab work, class work, projects, quizzes,
and tests will all contribute equally to your quarter
grade.
Homework——Assigned on Monday - due by Friday
• Current Events - 2 per quarter

Late Work——Late work will not receive full credit. Students will lose 25% per day of the total
points. No late work will be accepted after the Unit Test has been given.
Test Retakes——Will only be given after the student has completed all of the steps of the retake
ticket process.
Teacher Help: Available Thursday and Friday mornings before school, and after school by
appointment.
Academic Dishonesty: Cheating will result in a zero score for all students involved.


COURSE OF STUDY
QUARTER ONE - Space Science
• Earth, Sun, and Moon relationships
• Gravity’s role in our Universe
• Scale and properties of objects in our Solar System

QUARTER TWO - Earth’s Geologic History
• Methods of data collection
• Tectonic Plate motion and its impact
• Changing of Earth’s Surface

QUARTER THREE - Earth’s Systems
• Rock identification and formation
• Earth’s cycles

QUARTER FOUR - Weather - Human Impacts
• Weather phenomenon and prediction
• Natural hazards and disasters

Science Projects
Experimental Project
Step

Description

Deadline

1 Brainstorming

9/8

2 Problem / Topic Selection & Purpose

9/22

3 Review of Literature & Works Cited

10/19

4 Hypothesis and Experimental Design

10/25

5 Research Plan

11/4

6 Revisions

11/18

7 Data Checkpoint

12/12

8 Final Project Due

1/17

Invention Project
Step

Description

Deadline

1 Brainstorming

9/8

2 Market Research and Customer Survey

9/22

3 Review of Literature & Works Cited

10/19

4 Invention Design Drawing
**Begin Construction**

10/25

5 Construction of Invention and Journal Check #1

11/4

6 Product Testing and Journal Check #2

11/18

7 Cost Analysis and Journal Check #3

12/12

8 Final Project Due

1/17

Science Olympiad participants
may do the project with a partner.