GW GRAHAM SECONDARY SCHOOL
COURSE OUTLINE & EXPECTATIONS: 2018 – 2019
COURSE: Math/Science 8 TEACHER: Ms. Chernoff
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To ensure the greatest benefit from each course, the following responsibilities are expected of each student:
Student Responsibility Consequence/Rationale
1. Regular attendance is essential
School policy applies to unexcused lates and absences.
2. Be Punctual. Arrive to class on time.
You are expected to make up missed classroom time at lunch or after school.
3. Report to class with the necessary books and supplies.
Organization will help you be more successful.
4. Complete each assignment to the best of your ability and hand in on time.
The marks you earn are reflected in the effort you give.
5. Exhibit responsible, cooperative classroom behaviour at all times.
You will have a consequence if your behaviour interferes with the learning environment of others:
You are responsible for all work missed while absent.
If you miss a quiz or exam: All quizzes and exams must be made up at lunch or after school.
EvaluationWeighting of Course Marks
Course marks will be determined by the following weighted distribution:
Math 8 Science 8 Homework: 30% Labs/Assignments: 40% Quizzes: 20% Quizzes: 10%
Projects: 15% Keytab: 10%
Tests 25% Tests: 20%
Skills: 10% Projects: 20%
This is a formal, common scheduled exam that will be given at the end of the school year for both courses.
In Grade 8 the final exam is worth 10% of final grade.
Textbooks must be returned in good condition at the end of the year. Textbooks that are lost or damaged will be billed to the student account.
Science 8 students are expected to demonstrate safe use of science equipment in the laboratory. Students will build competency in writing formal science lab reports. Lab reports must be completed fully and handed in on time. Reports must be neat, hand written, and use proper English (spelling, punctuation, grammar). A rubric for assessment of lab reports is provided to students. Unsafe procedures or “horseplay” during lab work will result in a zero for the lab and/or removal from the class. There is zero tolerance for unsafe lab behaviour.
Students are expected to complete Math homework for each class. Assignments are given daily. Work that shows only answers is not acceptable. A rubric for assessment is on the inside cover of the math key tab.
Science 8 students may be completing dissections of: a chicken wing and a cow eye. Other dissections may take place. Exact dates for dissections will be given to students prior to the class. An alternate assignment is available upon parent request.
You must keep an up-to-date and organized binder and keytabs for both courses containing class notes, vocabulary, graphic organizers, and foldables. The science notebook is submitted for assessment at the end of each term.
The Provincial Learning Outcomes for Science 8 are:
Unit One: Biology
Big Idea: Cells are a basic unit of life.
Topics for Study: Cell Theory and the Immune System
Inquiry Question: What makes me sick?
Term Project: Vaccine Project
Big Idea: Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave.
Topics for Study: Light and Optics
Inquiry Question: How has an understanding of light and optics advanced society?
Term Project: Newton's Laws Project
Big Idea: The kinetic molecular theory and the theory of the atom explain the behavior of matter.
Topics for Study: Development of the atom model, subatomic particles and introduction to elements and the periodic table.
Inquiry Question: How does of chemistry help us to understand the universe?
Term Project: Forensics Project
Unit Four: Geology
Big Idea: The theory of Plate Tectonics is the unifying theory that explains Earth’s geological processes.
Topics: Continental Drift Theory, Ocean Floor Spreading, the Rock Cycle and Ring of Fire.
Inquiry Question: How is Earth Dynamic?
Term Project: Laetoli Trackway Project
The Provincial Learning Outcomes for Mathematics 8 are:
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
Factoring; Ratios & Rates
Format Conversions 2
Project: Grizzly Project
Project: Grey Wolf Project
Project: Smartie Math
Surface Area and Volume of 3-D Shapes
Project: City Project
Each Math Unit is followed by
an Open and Closed Book Test.
-Unexcused Late for Homework will receive marks off.
-Corrections on homework accepted for full marks.
-Math Open Book Test corrections accepted for half marks.
All Math Projects must be submitted on the due date.