Ms. Hanrahan's Science Classroom
7:35-8:15 1st Prep or Team meeting
8:20-9:00 2nd Prep or Science Department
9:05-9:53 3rd science class
9:56-10:45 4th advanced science class
11:20-12:12 5th science class
12:15-1:06 6th science class
1:09-2:00 7th science class
2:05-2:35 Student Learning Time
ASSIGNMENTS: Soon this will have a link to the team's homework slide!
Welcome! I'm looking forward to an exciting school year on the Northwestern team!
In 8th grade science we use the workbooks in the following order: Chemistry, Genetics, Forces and Motion, and Sound and Light.
I grade my class with the following weights:
Lab/projects = 40%
Tests/Quizzes = 40%
Homework/classwork = 20%
Science is a very hands-on subject with many in-class projects and activities to help students deeply understand science concepts. In-class activities allow for students' deeper learning when accompanied with the responsibility to complete homework when it is assigned.
will start the year off with Chemistry studying atoms, the periodic
table, and bonding. After that we will spend some time learning about
chemical reactions, acids, and bases. This part of class involves a lot of abstract thought, some come ready to think outside the box!
genetics portion of the year is an important introduction to freshman
biology. We will learn about genetics/DNA, heredity, and Darwinian Evolution.
physics we will learn about forces, motion, electricity, and
magnetism. We will be learning a lot about Newton's laws through a rocket building project/launching, and we will be building circuits while we learn about electricity. This part of class DOES involve a bit of math, so be prepared for that!
Sound and LightThrough this topic we will be learning some basics about the properties of sound and light, and how they travel through space.
Students who are absent the day that graded assignments are turned in will be allowed one make-up day for each day missed. Assignments missed can be found in a folder by the door, and also on Canvas!
Students are responsible for monitoring their grades, and should make up any missing work ASAP! CHECK THE "NO NAME" AREA IF YOU ARE SURE YOU TURNED IT IN.