Welcome to 8th Grade Physical & Honors Science / 6th Grade Earth & Space Science
I am Mr. Saputo and I will be guiding you through the wonderful world of either Physical & Honors Science (8th Grade) or Earth & Space Science (6th Grade Adv.), which includes Methods of Science, Chemistry & Phyics (8th Grade & Honors) or Earth's Atmosphere & Structures and Astronomy (6th Grade Adv.) We will be utilizing the McGraw Hill Physical Science (8th Grade Honors), HMH Physical Science (8th Grade) or HMH Earth Science (6th Grade Adv.) Interactive Student Textbooks.
Student grades will comprise of the following categories: Tests/Projects & Presentations 40%, Labs/Classwork & Quizzes 50%, Homework 10%
Student safety is my number 1 priority. All students will be asked to sign a Student Safety Contract for participation in Science Labs. Students will follow all written and verbal teacher instructions regarding lab and safety procedures during laboratory work. Students will know the location of safety devices and know how to use them correctly (fire extinguisher, eye wash station, emergency exits, etc...), wear protective eye wear (safety goggles) and appropriate clothing at all times during labs, know where and how to get help in case of an emergency, pass a safety test administered by the instructor.
Students are responsible for copying their complete assignments weekly and submitting there work to the teacher electronically. Parents should check to make sure students are writing down their assignments, completing & submitting their work weekly.
Students need to follow the classroom rules of behavior:
- Be Respectful - raise hand & get permission to speak, follow directions & keep hands to themselves
- Be Responsible - bring materials, meet deadlines, engage in classroom discussions & activities
- Be Ready - seated & quiet & ready to learn when the bell rings
1st Period - Physical Science Honors
2nd Period - Physical Science Honors
3rd Period - Physical Science
4th Period - Physical Science
5th period - Adv. Earth & Space Science
6th period - Adv. Earth & Space Science