Welcome to 8th grade Physical Science!!!!
My name is Mrs Ali and this is my third year teaching at Parkside Middle School. This is my fourth year in the US. I am originally from Melbourne, Australia. I really enjoy teaching science and i am looking forward to meeting all of you. GO PANTHERS!
SOL EXAM DATE: May 16th
(SOL will cover material learned in 6th, 7th and 8th grade) Please study for it.
Parkside Middle School will follow standards based grading,
ensuring that all students are assessed solely on their academic ability
for all classes during the 2015/2016 school year. Grades will be
entered into the grade book using targets and summative (tests, quizzes,
and projects) only. Any grade below 70% will immediately require a
retake. Failure is not an option--we must prepare for success!
Students are expected to review their classroom notes every week. Students will be given assignments and projects throughout the year which they need to complete on time
and turn it in.
<-------- Please click on the files and documents link to print out class worksheets and unit vocabulary sheets. You can also print out the power point presentation that i use in class.
Electricity & Magnetism ( Unit 7 )
About the UNIT :
This unit reviews and expands on the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Students will begin by learning about electrostatics and move into an investigation of conductors, semiconductors and insulators. An in-depth and mathematical look at circuits and electrical systems will be included. The properties and interactions of magnets and electromagnets will be studied. The unit will conclude with a study of electric motors and generators.
Unit 7 Test:
Friday April 21st
SOL Review Benchmark:
Monday April 24th
The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of electricity and magnetism. Key concepts include:
a) static electricity, current electricity, and circuits;
b) relationship between a magnetic field and an electric current;
c) electromagnets, motors, and generators and their uses.; and
d) conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.