Welcome to 8th grade science!


Mrs. Barravecchio -

Email - rbarravecchio@schools.nyc.gov


Remote Learning:

Week #14 - Last week of school

Friday 6.26

Happy Summer!!! Congrats

Wednesday 6.24 and Thursday 6.25

I posted a reflection form for the students to complete. Please remember that I appreciate and value their input. This information will help me plan for next year. In hopes that students take their time, this assignment is not due until Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday 6.23

8th grade Please click on the link to enjoy a virtual field trip to the Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium. If you would like- complete the document attached regarding your visit.

Monday 6.22

803: Complete the worksheet on atoms

801: Complete the worksheet on atoms

Week #13

Friday 6.19

Two really important reminders:

1. Please send in picture of child in cap and gown

2. Please be sure to activate your child’s schools.nyc.gov email account (directions sent home yesterday). Students that attend public high schools in September will be expected to have one.

Today’s lesson:

801: Atomic Structure

1. Watch and take notes on the video about atoms

2. complete the worksheet

802: Atomic Structure Worksheet II

Watch the video about atoms

Complete the worksheet

803: continue to work on the worksheet posted yesterday!


Thursday 6.18

Class 802: Please complete the following lessons:

Lesson 1: Types of Matter

1. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity!

2. be sure type into the pear deck slideshow for full credit

3. Watch the video

4. complete the attached worksheet

Lesson 2 : Atomic Structure

1. Watch and take notes on the video about atoms

2. complete the worksheet

803: Atomic Structure worksheet

Please complete the worksheet posted in google classroom after watching the video. The assignment is due tomorrow afternoon. There will be a google meet tomorrow morning at 10:30 to review this information and answer any questions.

Wednesday 6.17

803: Atomic Structure

1. Watch and take notes on the video about atoms

2. complete the worksheet


Tuesday 6.16

Take the virtual field trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Be sure to complete the document in google classroom.

Monday 6.15

803 and 801: Types of Matter

1. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity!

2. be sure type into the pear deck slideshow for full credit

3. Watch the video

4. complete the attached worksheet

Week #12

Friday 6.12

801

Lesson 1: Chemical vs. Physical

1. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity!

2. Be sure to take notes

3. complete the worksheet attached

Lesson 2: Graphing Phases Changes

1. Watch and take notes on today's video -phase changes

2. Graph the points given in the document

3. Label the graph accordingly

4. answer the questions at the end of the packet!

IN order to get full credit - you must upload an image of your graph !

802: Graphing Phase Changes

1. Watch and take notes on today's video -phase changes

2. Graph the points given in the document

3. Label the graph accordingly

4. answer the questions at the end of the packet!

IN order to get full credit - you must upload an image of your graph !

803: complete phase change graphs

Thursday 6.11

802 Lesson 1: Intro to Chemistry

1. click on the pear deck ppt. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity! Read through the slides and answer the questions in the interactive slides

2. Complete the matter worksheet

Lesson 2: Chemical vs. Physical

1. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity!

2. Be sure to take notes

3. complete the worksheet attached

803: Graphing Phases Changes - due on Friday afternoon

1. Watch and take notes on today's video -phase changes

2. Graph the points given in the document

3. Label the graph accordingly

4. answer the questions at the end of the packet!

Wednesday 6.10

803 Physical / Chemical changes

1. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity!

2. Be sure to take notes

3. complete the worksheet attached


Tuesday 6.9 - HIV Lesson


Monday 6.8

803 and 801: Intro to Chemistry

1. click on the pear deck ppt. Use the link to join this Pear Deck activity! Read through the slides and answer the questions in the interactive slides

2. Complete the matter worksheet

Have a great day!

Week #11

Friday 6.5

802 and 801: Cycling of Material

1. Watch the video lesson about the cycles of an ecosystem. Be sure to take notes to use to study for your next quiz

2. Watch the phosphorus cycle video posted below

3. complete the google worksheet which includes a reading about the water cycle. Be sure to read the directions.


803 - complete Wednesday's work

Thursday 6.4

Please click on one of links below to take a virtual tour of amazing places….

Submit one of the following:

Three screen shots (can be taken with your phone of your computer screen ) of different parts of your tour

Or

A tour review citing three specific things you saw on your tour and whether or not you would recommend it to someone else. (minimum of five sentences).

Here are the three virtual tours:

Natural Museum of Natural History - https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

International Space Station - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/suni_iss_tour.html

Monterey Bay Aquarium - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Wednesday 6.3


803: Cycling of Material

1. Watch the video lesson about the cycles of an ecosystem. Be sure to take notes to use to study for your next quiz

2. Watch the phosphorus cycle video posted below

3. complete the google worksheet which includes a reading about the water cycle. Be sure to read the directions.

DUE ON FRIDAY

Tuesday 6.2

801 and 803: Quiz on Ecology

802:

Lesson 1: Ecological Organization

1. Watch and take notes on today's lesson

2. complete the worksheet on ecology

Lesson 2: Quiz on Ecology

Monday 6.1

801: Pyramid of Biomass and Energy

1. Watch and take notes on today's pre-recorded lesson

2. View the questions on the link attached and RECORD answers in the google document

803: Ecological Organization

1. Watch and take notes on today's lesson

2. complete the worksheet on ecology

Week #10

Friday 5.29

802/803 – complete the Biome assignment

801: Biomes

1. watch and take notes on today's video lesson on biomes

2. research one of the biomes mentioned in the video

3. complete the google document

4. comment below - what was the most interesting thing you found out.

Thursday 5.28

802:

Lesson 1: Pyramid of Biomass and Energy

1. Watch and take notes on today's pre-recorded lesson

2. View the questions on the link attached and RECORD answers in the google document

Lesson 2: Biomes – due on Friday

1. watch and take notes on today's video lesson on biomes

2. research one of the biomes mentioned in the video

3. complete the google document

4. comment below - what was the most interesting thing you found out.

803: Biomes – due on Friday

1. watch and take notes on today's video lesson on biomes

2. research one of the biomes mentioned in the video

3. complete the google document

4. comment below - what was the most interesting thing you found out.

Wednesday 5.27

803 : Pyramid of Biomass and Energy

1. Watch and take notes on today's pre-recorded lesson

2. View the questions on the link attached and RECORD answers in the google document

Tuesday 5.26

-complete food web. Be sure to include arrows, at least 7 organisms, interactions, and labels!

Week #9

Friday 5.22

801:

Lesson 1: Energy Flow

1. Watch and take notes on the video lesson

2. Complete the crossword puzzle based on today’s lesson

Lesson 2 : Food Web Project

1. Research an area to determine the type of animals and plants found there.

2. Collect images of those organisms

3. Use images and arrows to create a food web of the specific area researched

4. Be sure to label all images

Due on Tuesday evening!

802 and 803: Food Web Project

1. Research an area to determine the type of animals and plants found there.

2. Collect images of those organisms

3. Use images and arrows to create a food web of the specific area researched

4. Be sure to label all images

Due on Tuesday evening!

Thursday 5.21

803: Energy Flow

1. Watch and take notes on the video lesson

2. Complete the crossword puzzle based on today’s lesson

802:

lesson 1: Population Effect

1. Watch and take notes on the lesson about populations

2. Complete the graph analysis worksheets

Lesson 2: : Energy Flow

1. Watch and take notes on the video lesson

2. Complete the crossword puzzle based on today’s lesson

Wednesday 5.20

803:

Population Effects

1. Watch the video lesson about how populations affect one another in an area

2. Complete the worksheet

Tuesday 5.19

802:

Lesson 1: nutritional relationships

1. Watch and take notes on the video lesson.

2. Complete the document attached. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN WORDS

Lesson 2: Symbiosis

1. Watch the video lesson about Symbiotic relationships

2. Watch the you tube video about a tree and bird

3. Complete the document attached

803 and 801:

Symbiosis

1. Watch the video lesson about Symbiotic relationships

2. Watch the you tube video about a tree and bird

3. Complete the document attached

Monday 5.18

801 and 803: nutritional relationships

1. Watch and take notes on the video lesson.

2. Complete the document attached. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN WORDS

Week #8

Friday 5.15:

801: Lesson 1: Photosynthesis –

1.. Complete the interactive worksheet link below.

2. Check your answers and take a screen shot of the grade.

3. Be sure to attach a copy of the screen shot to this assignment

Lesson 2: Please use the attached image to help compare and contrast the two life processes. Complete and submit that attached document

803 and 802: Please read the article attached about "hacking photosynthesis" and complete the KWL assignment in the attached document.

Thursday 5.14

803 : Comparing Photosynthesis and Respiration

Please use the attached image to help compare and contrast the two life processes. Complete and submit the attached document

802:

Lesson 1: Photosynthesis

1.. Complete the interactive worksheet link below.

2. Check your answers and take a screen shot of the grade.

3. Be sure to attach a copy of the screen shot to this assignment

Lesson 2: Comparing Photosynthesis and Respiration

Please use the attached image to help compare and contrast the two life processes. Complete and submit the attached document

Wednesday 5.13

803

1. Complete the interactive worksheet link below.

2. Check your answers and take a screen shot of the grade.

3. Be sure to attach a copy of the screen shot to this assignment

I added avideo from youtube on photosythesis as well today.

Tuesday 5.12

802: Lesson 1: Review

1. Please review your notes on overpopulation

2. Take the quiz in google forms to assess your understanding of causes, effects, and solutions of overpopulation

Lesson 2: Respiration

1. Complete the interactive worksheet link below.

2. Check your answers and take a screen shot of the grade.

3. Be sure to attach a copy of the screen shot to this assignment

I added a video from youtube on respiration as well today in case you do not recall important information about respiration

801/803: Respiration:

1. Complete the interactive worksheet link below.

2. Check your answers and take a screen shot of the grade.

3. Be sure to attach a copy of the screen shot to this assignment

I added a video from youtube on respiration as well today today in case you do not recall important information about respiration

Monday 5.11

803/801: Review

1. Please review your notes on overpopulation

2. Take the quiz in google forms to assess your understanding of causes, effects, and solutions of overpopulation

Week #7

Wednesday 5.6- Friday 5.8

PSA - Overpopulation Project

Please create a public service announcement to address a problem caused by overpopulation. This poster must include an explanation of the problem, a prediction of the future if the problem is not corrected, and a way to fix the problem.

This assignment is due on Friday

More information can be found in google classroom including the rubric for this task.

Tuesday 5.5

801/ 803: Global Warming

Watch and take notes on the video posted today - Global Warming.

Read the following and then answer the question .

802:

Lesson 1: China’s One Child Policy

Read the article on China's One child policy and answer the questions in google forms.

Lesson 2: Global Warming

Watch and take notes on the video posted today - Global Warming.

Read the following and then answer the question .

Monday 5.4

801 and 803: China’s One Child Policy

Read the article and answer the questions in google forms.

Friday 5.1

801 Effects of Overpopulation

1. Watch and take notes on the lesson on overpopulation

2. Watch the student documentary on overpopulation

3.Complete the google forms based on the video lesson

801,802,803: Effects II

1. Read the following pages in the coach book 183-184

2. complete the chart in the document attached


tHURSDAY 4.30

802:

Lesson 1: Solutions to Overpopulation

1. Watch and take notes on Solution to Overpopulation lesson

2. complete the document attached

802/ 803: Effects of Overpopulation

1. Watch and take notes on the lesson on overpopulation

2. Watch the student documentary on overpopulation

3.Complete the google forms based on the video lesson

WEdnesday 4.29

803: Solutions to Overpopulation

1. Watch and take notes on Solution to Overpopulation lesson

2. complete the document attached

Tuesday 4.28

801 and 803: Causes of Overpopulation

1. Please watch and take notes on the causes of evolution.

2. Please complete the document attached.

802:

Lesson 1: Intro to Overpopulation

1. Watch the video attached - Overpopulation-...

2. In the google doc attached answer the following in a paragraph -In a paragraph (at least 5 sentences). Is overpopulation OUR problem? Explain and support your answer.

3. complete the exit slip attached

Lesson2: Causes of Overpopulation

1. Please watch and take notes on the causes of evolution.

2. Please complete the document attached.

Monday 4.27

801 and 803:

1. Watch the video attached - Overpopulation-...

2. In the google doc attached answer the following in a paragraph -In a paragraph (at least 5 sentences). Is overpopulation OUR problem? Explain and support your answer.

3. complete the exit slip attached


  • Week #5 -

Friday 4.24

801:

Lesson 1: Evidence for Evolution

1. Watch the evidence for evolution lesson

2. Watch "evidence for Evolution/ biology/ khan academy"- take notes

3. complete google form attached

Lesson :2 Quiz on Evolution

1. Review notes on evolution

2. complete the quiz on google forms


802 and 803:

Quiz on Evolution

1. Review notes on evolution

2. complete the quiz on google forms


Thursday 4.23

802:

Lesson 1: : Evidence for Evolution

1. Watch the evidence for evolution lesson

2. Watch "evidence for Evolution/ biology/ khan academy"- take notes

3. complete google form attached

Lesson 2: Evolution Reading

Please open the google form - read the passage about evolution and answer the questions that follow.


803 :Evolution Reading

Please open the google form - read the passage about evolution and answer the questions that follow.

Wednesday 4.22

803: Evidence for Evolution

1. Watch the evidence for evolution lesson

2. Watch "evidence for Evolution/ biology/ khan academy"- take notes

3. complete google form attached

Tuesday 4.21

802:

Lesson 1: : LaMarck’s Theory of Evolution

1. Watch and take notes on LaMarck

2. Complete the LaMarck document

3. Write the answer to the exit slip in the LaMarck document

801; 802; 803

Lesson 2: Natural Selection

Please remember to take notes in your notebook for every lesson!!!! You will need this information for future quizzes.

1. Watch and take notes on natural selection - natural selection lesson video

2. Read p. 121 - natural selection (image 22pdf)- summarize it in natural selection document.

3. Listen to the example of natural selection - video - example

4. Create your own fictional example of natural selection occurring

Monday 4. 20

801: LaMarck’s Theory of Evolution

1. Watch and take notes on LaMarck

2. Complete the LaMarck document

3. Write the answer to the exit slip in the LaMarck document

803: Extinction Reading and Worksheet

Please read the passage about animals which have become extinct and complete the data table that follows.

  • Week #4 - of Remote Learning - Special Week of Fun Activities!

Science Menu: Taken from Google Classroom (please check for more information)

Scroll to the bottom to see some pictures

Direction: Please select ONE of the three tasks to complete during the week of April 13 - 17 We hope you complete it with one or more people you are "quarantined" with. Feel free to do more than one. Have fun!

1. Watch the movie Earth (you tube link is below) with a family member and conduct an interview (sample questions are provided in the attached document). You can video the interview or type the interview and then submit as evidence you completed the task.

2. Complete the Tower challenge (see assignment provided). Please take a picture of your tower and submit as evidence that you completed the task.

3. Design a Rube Goldberg (see assignment provided). Please take a picture of your work and submit as evidence you completed the task.

  • Thursday 4.9 - ELA Day!

please use today to work on your ELA assignment and to make up any work you still need to submit for your classes


  • Wednesday 4.8

803:

1. Watch and take notes on LaMarck

2. Complete the LaMarck document

3. Write the answer to the exit slip in the LaMarck document

801 and 802:

although we don't have class on Wednesday please take this opportunity to check your grades on google classroom and make up any MISSING work.


  • Tuesday 4.7

801 and 803

For today:

1. Please watch the lesson - Darwin's theory and take notes

2. Open the video link and take notes in the document

3. complete the two questions about Darwin after complete both videos

802:

Lesson 1: : Introduction to Evolution

1. Take the baseline using the google forms attached

2. Answer Part I (vocab) in the document attached

3. Watch and take notes - Intro to evolution lesson

4. Complete Part II in the document attached

Lesson 2:

For today:

1. Please watch the lesson - Darwin's theory and take notes

2. Open the video link and take notes in the document

3. complete the two questions about Darwin after complete both videos


  • Monday 4.6:

803 and 801: Introduction to Evolution

1. Take the baseline using the google forms attached

2. Answer Part I (vocab) in the document attached

3. Watch and take notes - Intro to evolution lesson

4. Complete Part II in the document attached


  • Friday 4.3

801:

Lesson 1:

Please complete the following:

1 Watch the youtube video on mutations

2. Open and complete the google document part I - questions about the video (you may want to replay the video as you complete it)

3. Research evolution. In the google document part II -define evolution and relate it to mutations.

Lesson 2:

click on the link in google classroom to take an informal assessment of your understanding of Genetics

you can use your notes; you cannot return to the quiz; you must enter your 128 gmail.

802 and 803:

click on the link in google classroom to take an informal assessment of your understanding of Genetics

you can use your notes; you cannot return to the quiz; you must enter your 128 gmail.


  • Thursday 4.2

802:

Lesson 1:

Should cloning of humans occur? Support your answer with evidence from class notes and both videos from yesterday's lesson.

Be sure to use the RACE strategy including an explanation of your evidence. Also include sources (where did the evidence come from).

Lesson 2:

Please complete the following:

1 Watch the youtube video on mutations

2. Open and complete the google document part I - questions about the video (you may want to replay the video as you complete it)

3. Research evolution. In the google document part II -define evolution and relate it to mutations.

803

lease complete the following:

1 Watch the youtube video on mutations

2. Open and complete the google document part I - questions about the video (you may want to replay the video as you complete it)

3. Research evolution. In the google document part II -define evolution and relate it to mutations.

  • Wednesday 4.1

801 and 802

There is no class on Wednesday, however if you would like some “science” watch this short mythbuster on the spread of germs…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPKBpk7wUY&feature=youtu.be

803 - Argumentative Writing -

Should cloning of humans occur? Support your answer with evidence from class notes and both videos from yesterday's lesson.

Be sure to use the RACE strategy including an explanation of your evidence. Also include sources (where did the evidence come from).


  • Tuesday 3.31

802:

Lesson 1 –

1. watch and take notes on today's lesson on Mutations. The videos will not stay up on google classroom for more than a few days, so it is important that you take notes to study when we have an assessment.

2. complete the google document - Mutations, Selective Breeding and Variations using your coach book. This is the assignment in the slide show

3. begin reviewing all your notes about Genetics.

4. please complete the attached form (once again it is not a quiz)

801 802 803:

Lesson 2 - Please complete the following:

1. Watch and take notes on ppt - Cloning

2. Watch both youtube videos -

3. You will be referring to these videos in tomorrow's lesson so write important information as you watch the videos. This can be done in the note catcher attached.



  • Monday 3.30

801 and 803:

today's class:

1. watch and take notes on today's lesson on Mutations. The videos will not stay up on google classroom for more than a few days, so it is important that you take notes to study when we have an assessment.

2. complete the google document - Mutations, Selective Breeding and Variations using your coach book.

3. begin reviewing all your notes about Genetics.

4. please complete the attached google form (once again it is not a quiz)

802

We normally do not have class on Mondays. Please have your child review all the material from last week. If they would like extra science work they can read the following article about helping the brain through shock.... https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/zapping-the-brain-may-make-it-work-right-again


  • Friday 3.27

802/803:

Please complete the following:

1. Watch the following youtube video on Mendel's genetics (only the first 11 minutes the rest is AP Bio info that you do not have to know.

2. Complete the assessment in forms. You can do the punnett squares (work) in on scrap paper but you have to answer the questions about the squares in the form. Try not to look anything up, is is not counting as a quiz or test - I just want to see what YOU understand at this point.

801:

Lesson 1 –

Please complete the following:

1. Watch the ppt lesson attached below - punnett square practice

2. watch the you tube link on how to do a punnett square

3. complete the worksheet attached - spongebob part II

Lesson 2 –

Please complete the following:

1. Watch the following youtube video on Mendel's genetics (only the first 11 minutes the rest is AP Bio info that you do not have to know.

2. Complete the assessment in forms. You can do the punnett squares (work) in on scrap paper but you have to answer the questions about the squares in the form. Try not to look anything up, is is not counting as a quiz or test - I just want to see what YOU understand at this point.

  • Thursday 3.26

801: we do not have class on Thursday’s – if students have extra time and would like to do some science please have them continue to check out this museum online -https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour . It is an incredible journey, even better than Instagram!

802: Lesson 1: Heredity Reading

Read and answer the questions in bold in the document attached. This must be submitted

Discussion - write an original question about heredity in the comment section of this assignment. Answer some one else's question. In order to get discussion credit you must ask and answer. However you cannot answer your own or a question that has already been answered.

Lesson 2: Creating Punnett Squares – may be challenging – please feel free to email me.

Please complete the following:

1. Watch the ppt lesson attached below - punnett square practice

2. watch the you tube link on how to do a punnett square

3. complete the worksheet attached - spongebob part II

803:

Creating Punnett Squares – may be challenging – please feel free to email me.

Please complete the following:

1. Watch the ppt lesson attached below - punnett square practice

2. watch the you tube link on how to do a punnett square

3. complete the worksheet attached - spongebob part II

  • Wednesday 3.25

802 and 801 – we do not have class on Wednesday’s – if students have extra time and would like to do some science please have them check out this museum online -https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

803:

Read and answer the questions in bold in the document attached. This must be submitted

Discussion - write an original question about heredity in the comment section of this assignment. Answer some one else's question. In order to get discussion credit you must ask and answer. However you cannot answer your own or a question that has already been answered.


  • Tuesday 3.24

801 and 803:

Please view the video lesson for today. Please complete and submit both documents and submit- lesson 2 vocab check and spongebob genetics Part I. Please post questions in the comment section below, I will be available until 2:30 to answer any questions

802:

lesson 1 : Please watch the slide show for today's lesson. Students should take notes in their notebook which will be checked when we return to school. These notes will also help them prepare for future quizzes and exams. Please tell them to write down any questions they may have has they watch the video and post them in the comment section below. The vocab task sheet should also be submitted. There is another link to help them understand the key term.

Lesson 2:. Please view the video lesson for today. Please complete and submit both documents and submit- lesson 2 vocab check and spongebob genetics Part I. Please post questions in the comment section below, I will be available until 2:30 to answer any questions


  • Monday 3.23

801 and 803 – Please watch the slide show for today's lesson. Students should take notes in their notebook which will be checked when we return to school. These notes will also help them prepare for future quizzes and exams. Please tell them to write down any questions they may have has they watch the video and post them in the comment section below. The vocab task sheet should also be submitted. There is another link to help them understand the key term.

802 – normally on Monday’s we don’t meet. Therefore students should focus on their lab reports. There will be two assignments for tomorrow since on Tuesday we meet for two periods. I am available today until 2:30 for questions.




Upcoming Dates -

Science Fair lab report due on Tuesday 3.24




Grading Policy:

15% Quizzes

35% Exams

15% Projects

15% Homework

20% Labs and Classwork


Week of March 16:

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