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CABRILLO BEACH

CABRILLO AQUARIUM RESEARCH PROJECT.  BUS LEAVES AT 9AM ON 10 SUNDAYS AND RETURN BEFORE 3PM. 

Dates: 10/14, 10/15, 11/4, 12/2, 12/9, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3. Symposium/Presentation is scheduled for mid March

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Ruben Romero

8TH GRADE INTERGRATED SCIENCE: MISSION STATEMENT

WELCOME MAGNET STUDENTS AND PARENTS

MY MISSION is to provide every student a safe, friendly and comfortable classroom environment where meaningful learning takes place everyday.  Our quest is to experience science in a hands on and collaborative manner where problems are analyzed and solved by following correct procedures. I will emphasize that work, self-discipline and respect will lead you to academic success and more importantly, move you forward in your personal objectives and goals.  GO VIKINGS!


 
Discipline yourself and others won't need to.  With only the best intentions, I will discipline those under my supervision to correct, to help, to improve - not to punish.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

8th Grade Science Elective

 

            Environmental Studies (semester class) will be broken down into 2 main areas of study: One of our focus areas will be working in the garden.  Students in teams will actively participate in growing a crop in our school garden.  They will clear, prepare, plant, weed and harvest a crop.  In their large groups, they will work in the gardens approximately once a week for the entire semester.  In performing such work, students will mainly dig with shovels and pulled weeds while using gloves.

         Our main area of focus: students will be introduced to the basic of Coding which allow students to understand how a computer works and learn how to construct a website.   In addition, students will be introduced to a program called Scratch that is used to animate names and manipulate characters to move on a computer.  Also, during lunch time or after school, students will have the opportunity to program a robot to move in multi-directions.

           In addition, select environmental issues will be addressed.  Through out the semester, students in small groups will study four main environmental topics that include: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources, Recycling Pollution (Land, Air, Water), Ocean and Fresh Water Concerns.  Students will learn these topics through Newsela articles, Videos, Thinking Maps and other classroom activities.  To check for understanding, students will take short quizzes at the end of each Newsela article.

Newton's 1st Law of Motion
Inertia
Mass

HOMEWORK

Due Friday 5/17/19. Biology Prefix Vocabulary. 5 points.

Due Friday 5/17/19. DNA Model with Key. 20 Points.

Due Friday 5/17/19. Astronomy Extra Credit Project. 20 points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUIZZES & TESTS

Friday. 5/17/19. Biology Prefix Vocabulary Quiz. 12 points.

Vocabulary Words: multi, pod, phobia, philia, proto, photo, poly, synthesis, sub, genesis

Definition in order:  many, foot, fear (dislike), like, first, light, many, to make, below (lesser) origin (beginning)

DRESS CODE

THE DRESS CODE WILL BE ENFORCED IN MY CLASSROOM.  DRESS FOR SUCCESS.

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SCIENCE PROJECT

MAJOR SCIENCE PROJECT: DUE ON THURSDAY, FEB. 15 (2018). 100 Points.  TURN IN 1 WEEK LATE -10%.  ANY TIME AFTERWARDS UNTIL MAY 1ST, 1/2 CREDIT

This project starts in December before the end of the 1st semester. Students will receive class time in January/February to work on their Science Project. Work at home will be required to complete. 

All students are required to perform a science project alone or with a partner.

Both partners will receive the same grade on completed project.

* If a partner does not perform their share of work on the project, then BOTH students will receive 0 points.  1/2 projects have no value.  If working with a partner, choose wisely.

An automatic U for effort will be earn for any student not performing a science project.