Science 8PG & 8CM
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From machines that use energy, to the transport of solutions, to the functioning of the eye, your student will see first-hand how science affects their daily life, their career and their future. We will investigate the structure of living things, from the smallest cells to the more complex systems in the human body. Your student will also examine the interactions among water, land and climate to better understand the distribution and health of living things, and they’ll learn to appreciate how the knowledge and skills they are applying in class have led to advances in medical and mechanical technologies.
For day to day announcements, online assignments and notes Google classroom will be used and which students will need to join be enrolled in the online class and drive. If students are absent this is the first place they should look to see what we did that day. If you are planning a vacation students can follow their students anywhere in the world if they have access to a device with internet access. Their textbook is even available for them in the "shared with me" folder - so the "dog ate my homework" doesn't work anymore.
Parents are welcome to email me directly and request an invite to receive a daily or weekly email to keep you up to date with whats going on in class.
Students grades are regularly updated on our online grade book called PowerSchool. I encourage you to check often to ensure your student is getting things done and working at a level you are aware of.
There are 5 enrichment activity that student can opt to complete. If the successfully complete the tasks they can earn 1% for each that is added to their final mark at the end of the school year. These are fun activities that relate to our studies that are problem solving related that are to be completed outside of class.
We are encouraging students to bring an acceptable device to their core classes. This includes chromebooks, tablets, and laptops. Free internet access is provided at school.
To join Google Science 8PG class: w6ey440
To join Google Science 8CM class: 6154i4n