• 8th Grade Physical Science



    Dear parents and students,

    My name is Mrs. Rubert and it is my pleasure to be your Physical Science teacher at Dunnellon Middle School.  I am a University of Florida graduate and began teaching in 1994.  I am excited to begin the school year and I look forward to getting to know you. 

    Earth Space Science Curriculum Topics

    1st nine weeks – Nature of Science / Properties of Matter-STEM Fair

    2nd nine weeks –Properties of Matter/ Changes in Matter- STEM Fair

    3rd nine weeks – Force and Motion/ Energy

    4th nine weeks –Waves – Sound and Light/ Middle School Benchmark Review/ Statewide Science Assessment

    Supplies to bring to class

    Planner (school provides)

    7 folders with brads

    Loose leaf paper



    pencil case

    ear buds

    Glue sticks

    Pencils/erasers- mechanical or traditional


    3 ring binder pencil case

    Additional items such as colored pencils, rulers, scissors, and other supplies for projects and labs (advanced notice will be given when to bring to class)

    Grading Policy

    Tests/ Projects/Presentations - 60 %

    Classwork/Labs/Quizzes/QSMA – 40%


    Students are to arrive to class on time and be prepared for class.  At the beginning of class, students are to begin Bell Work and read the Common Board.  Parents are to check child’s planner each night and help your child complete their assignments, study, and review for upcoming quizzes and tests.

    To keep up with ongoing assignments, students are to check their portal at home on a weekly basis to see their progress. When a child is absent they are to check in with me on the day that they have missed and are responsible to make up the missed assignments.

    Students are encouraged to use the restroom between classes and during their lunch period to keep interruptions to a minimum during instructional time.

     If you need to contact me, please call the front office at 352. 465.6720 they will give me a message or you may email me at Linda.Rubert@marion.k12.fl.us. I am looking forward to a fantastic year. Go Tigers!




    Mrs. Linda Rubert, M Ed.

    8th grade Physical Science