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8th Grade Science
Course Syllabus Outline
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-896-4332 ext 8072
Unit of Study: (Year at a Glance)
Unit 1: How Does Science Work?-Scientific Investigations (3 weeks)
Unit 2: What Are We Made Of?-Chemistry (5 weeks)
Unit 3.1: How is Balanced Achieved?-Physics
Unit 3.2: Earth’s Balance-Geology (7 weeks)
Unit 4.1: What are Movement Cycles?
Unit 4.2: What are Earth’s Cycles? -Meteorology (8 weeks)
Unit 5: What is Your Legacy?- Ecology (4 weeks)
Unit 6: Are We Alone? The Universe-Astronomy (4 weeks)
Class Rules and Procedures
1. All students will be expected to be in class daily.
2. All students will be expected to be on time to class.
3. All students will be in their seat by the tardy bell.
4. All students will have the necessary supplies for class daily.
a. Habitual failure to have all necessary supplies in class will result in lunch detention or some other form of punishment.
b. All students will be responsible for keeping an organized binder with dividers.
Students will sign a discipline book for not following the above procedures. 3 signatures will result in a discipline write-up that will be sent to the office.
Your nine weeks average will be determined in the following manner.
Daily Work/Quiz Grades………60%
All daily work assignments must have the student’s name, class title, and the date of the assignment in the top right hand corner of the paper.
Any test with a grade lower than a 70 may be corrected for up to a 70. It is the students responsibility to make sure the corrections are completed and turned in on the due date.
Late Homework Policy
Students are responsible for any assignments they will miss due to an extracurricular activity before they are absent. If you do not get the assignment before you are absent or do not turn it in on the due date, the late work policy will be followed. That means if you have a competition on Thursday, you need to get your assignments on Wednesday. If also means that when you return to school on Friday, it is due immediately upon entering class. No exceptions.
1 ½ Binder
Pens and/or Pencil
Colored pens for grading
Map pencil and/or Skinny Markers
Student Cell Phone
will not receive it back until the end of the school day and will be issued a lunch detention.
Edgewood High School
804 E. Pine
Edgewood, TX 75117
Phone: (903) 896-4856
Fax: (903) 896-4306
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