8th grade scope of work

Wayne County School District

8th Grade Pacing Guide

First 9 Weeks

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week

1

Aug. 1-5

TPD

TPD

TPD

First Day for Students

Class Rules

Science Interest Inventory

Class Rules

Qualitative and Quantitative

Week

2

Aug. 8-12

Chp. 1

What is Tech?

How does tech relate to Science

Sec. 1

Tech processes

Tech as a system

Sec. 2

Identifying the need for researching a problem

Sec. 2

Building a prototype

Troubleshooting a solution

Sec. 3

Voc. Test Chp. 1

Review

Week

3

Aug. 15-19

Review chp. 1

 

MCT Coach for chapter 1

Test Chp. 1

Galapagos Island video

Obser. paper

Chp. 8 Sec. 1

Mini lab pg. 255

Darwin’s theory and observations

Sec. 1

Evolution Natural Selection

Writing in Sci.

Sec. 2

Interpreting

Inferring

Vocab. Test

Week

4

Aug. 22-26

Rev. Sec. 1 & 2

Extinction

Mini Lab

pg. 268

Test Review

MCT Coach for chapter 8.

Chp. 8 Test

Chp. 7 Sec. 1

Mendel’s work

Chp. 7 Sec. 1 & 2

Probability

Heredity

Punnett Squares

Punnett Squares

Phenotypes

Genotypes

 

Week

5

Aug. 29-31- Sept. 1-2

Rev. Punnett Squares

Word Problems

MCT Coach

Chp. 7 Voc. Test

Sec. 3

Chromosomes

Inheritance

Meiosis

Draw and label Meiosis

Sec. 4

Genetic Code

 

Sec. 4

How cells make proteins.

Mutations

Review

Alleles

Squares

Word Prob.

Week

6

Sept. 5-9

Holiday

Progress reports

 

Review for genetics test

MCT Coach

Genetics Test

Plant Cells

Animal Cells

 

Chapter 9 Sec. 1

Tissues

Organs

Organ Systems

Homeostatic

Sec. 2

Bones

Muscular Systems

Week

7

Sept. 12-16

 

Review

Chapter 9

MCT Coach

 

Chp. 9 Voc. Test

Virus/Bacteris Essay Begins

Chp. 9 Test

 

 

Chp. 5

Sec. 1

What is a virus?

Structure of a virus.

Chp. 5

Sec. 1

How viruses multiply.

The living world

Week

8

Sept. 19-23

Rev. Viruses

Sec. 2

Bacteria

Cell Structure

Obtaining food

Sec. 2

Bacteria Reproduction

Voc. Test

Sec. 3

How infectious diseases spread.

Mini lab

Peppermint Swab

Sec. 3

Treating and preventing infectious diseases

Venn Diagram

On Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria/Virus

Essay Presentations

Week

9

Sept. 26-30

 

Presentations

On viruses and bacteria

Review

Viruses

Bacteria

Finish Presentations

MCT Coach

Test on Viruses

And Bacteria

Chp. 6

Vocabulary

Chp. 6

Sec. 1

What is a protest?

Notes

Draw and label an amoeba or paramecium

Week

10

Oct. 3-7

Sec. 2

Algae Blooms

Salt and Fresh Water

Sec. 4

Fungi

Reproduction and roles

Review over chapter 6

MCT Coach

Test chapter 6

End of 1st 9 week

TPD

Note: 2nd 9 weeks begins on Oct. 10th

Note: Report cards Oct. 13th

Wayne County School District

8th Grade Pacing Guide

Second 9 Weeks

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week

1

Oct. 10-14

Being 2nd 9 weeks

Video on chapter 10

Chapter 10. Sec. 1

Sec. 3

Digestion

Sec. 3

Sec. 4

Digestion and

Absorption

Report Cards

Chp. 10

Rev. Sec. 1, 3, 4

Voc. Chp. 14

Students will draw and label the digestion system

Week

2

Oct. 17-21

Review chapter 10

Chp. 10 Test

Draw and label the lithosphere and asthenosphere

Chp. 14

Types of Stress

Types of Faults

Sec. 1

Changing the Earth’s surface

Sec. 2

Earthquakes

Seismic Waves

Sec. 2

Measuring Earthquakes

Week

3

Oct. 24-28

Rev. Sec. 1 and 2

Sec. 3

Earthquake Safety

Rev. for Chp. 14 Test

 

Chp. 14 Test

Chp. 15 Vocab.

Chp. 15 Sec. 1

Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

Skills Lab pg. 502

Sec. 2

Physical Prop.

Chemical Prop.

Viscosity

Magma

Sec. 3

Sec. 4

Briefly cover

This section.

Week

4

Oct. 21

Nov. 1-4

Explain Pangaea

Label Pangaea and discuss movements

Rev. Chp. 15

Chp. 15 Test

Chp. 16

Sec. 1

Composition and importance of the atmosphere

Sec. 2

Prop. of air

Air density

Measuring air pressure

Sec. 3

Layers of

The Atmosphere

Week

5

Nov. 7-11

Sec. 4

Sources of Pollution

Improving Air

Chp. 16 Rev.

Progress Report

Chp 16 Rev.

Essay: How can we change the pollution problem for the better?

 

Chp. 16 Test

Chp. 17 Vocab.

 

Chp. 17 Sec. 1

Sources of energy: Sun, atmosphere, and earth

Sec. 2

Heat transference

Thermal energy

Week

6

Nov. 14-18

Sec. 3

Wind

Local and global

Label global winds on a world map

Sec. 4

Water in the atmosphere

Sec. 5

Precipitation

Chp. 17 Rev.

 

Test on Chp. 17

Chp. 18 Voc.

Chp. 18 Sec. 1

Lab on air fronts

Nov. 21-25

Holiday

Holiday

Holiday

Holiday

Holiday

Week

8

Nov. 28-30

Dec. 1-3

Chp. 18 Sec. 1

Types of air masses and how they move.

Chp. 18 Sec 1

Types of fronts

Weather Fronts

Report: Cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes

Chp. 18 Sec. 2

Thunderstorms

Tornadoes

Chp. 18 Sec. 2

Hurricanes

Winterstorms

Tracking hurricanes

Chp. 18 Sec. 3

Predicting Weather and

Technology

Week

9

Dec. 5-9

Chp. 18 Sec. 3

Reading weather maps and symbols

Design a weather map with symbols

Design a weather

map with symbols

Weather map presentations.

Rev. for Chp. 18 test.

 

Chp. 18 Test

Discovery Activity pg. 632

 

Chp. 19 voc.

Week

10

Dec. 12-16

Types of land use.

What can we do to improve the land?

Chp. 19 Sec. 1

Structure of Soil

Chp. 19 Sec. 1

Soil Management

Chp. 19 Sec. 1-2

Recycling

Hazardous Waste

What can people do?

60% Day

Essay on Hazardous waste


 

Note: At the end of the each 9 week period, students will complete coach lessons that were covered during that 9 week period.

Note: Coach questions will be included as critical thinking questions throughout daily lessons.

Wayne County School District

8th Grade Pacing Guide

Third 9 Weeks

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week

1

Jan. 2-6

OFF

TPD

Review section 1 and 2 chapter 19

Sec. 3

Water pollution

Keeping it clean

Report cards

Sec. 4

Air pollution

And solutions

Voc. Test

Week

2

Jan. 9-13

Sec. 4

Continued

Sec. 5

Ozone layer

Sec. 5

Global Climate Change

Rev. for test

 

Chp. 19 Test

Chp. 20 Voc.

 

Chp. 20 Sec. 1

Fossil Fuels

Sec. 2

Renewable

resources

Week

3

Jan. 16-20

Holiday

Sec. 2 Cont.

Biomass Fuel

Hydrogen Power

Earth Energy

Sec. 3

Nuclear Energy

Power Plants

Sec. 4

Energy Conservation

Test Review

Chp. 20 Test Notes

Chp. 21 Voc.

Week

4

Jan. 23-27

Chp. 21 Sec. 1

Electromagnetic

Radiation

Sec. 1 and 2

Voc. Test

Characteristics of Stars

Sec. 2

Hertesprung Russell Diagram

Lives of Stars

Sec. 4

Star Systems

Clusters

Galaxies

Milky Way

Voc. Test

Sec. 5

Expanding Universe

Week

5

Jan. 30-31

Feb.1-3

Sec. 5

Formation and future of the Universe

Test Review

Test Review

 

Chp. 21 Test

 

Obj. 4e Earth’s axis, seasons, length of day

Obj. 4e

Rev. key points on seasons and climate zones

Week

6

Feb. 6-10

Progress reports

Obj. 4e and 2b

Chp. 2

Vocabulary

Quiz Test on 4e

Chp. 2 Sec. 1

Structure of an atom

Sec. 1

Atoms and elements

Modeling atoms

Sec. 2

Finding data on elements.

Draw models of an atom org. of table

TPD

Week

7

Feb. 13-17

Holiday

Sec. 3 Properties of metals

Synthetic Elements

 

Sec. 4

Properties of non-metals and Families of non-metals

Metalloids

Sec. 5

Elements from stardust

 

Test on

Non-metals

Week

8

Feb. 20-24

Review

Chp. 2

Discovery Video

Pg. 81

Chp. 2 Test

PowerPoint

Chemical equations, symbols, formulas

PowerPoint

Chemical equations, symbols, formulas

 

Examples on chemical equations

Week

9

Feb. 27-28

March 1-3

Chemical equations

Mass of reactions

Balancing chemical equations

Photosynthesis,

Respriration balance

Word Problems

Rev. all notes and examples

Chemical equations

Week

10

March 6-10

 

Review equations

 

Test on obj. 2a

Vocabulary

Chp 3

Chp. 3 Sec 1

Describing motion and calculating speed

Packets on calculating speed

End of 3rd 9 weeks

MCT coach 9 weeks


 

Note: Coach questions will be included as critical thinking questions throughout daily lessons.

Note: At the end of each 9 week period, students will complete coach lessons that were covered that 9 weeks.

Wayne County School District

8th Grade Pacing Guide

Fourth 9 Weeks

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week

1

March 20-24

Begin 4th 9 weeks

Sec. 1

Describing Velocity

Sec. 2

Earth's plates

Plate movement

Packets on plate movement

Report cards

packets on plate movement

Sec. 3

Rev. for exam

Week

2

March 27-31

Review for test

Test on

Chp. 3

Chp. 4 Vocab

 

Sec. 1

Electromagnetic Waves

Sec. 2

Electromagnetic

Spectrum

Draw and label the EM spectrum

Sec. 3

Visible Light

Week

3

April 3-7

Rev. obj. 2e

2e and 2f

 

Test on 2e

Notes Newtons Laws

Newton’s laws

Illustrate each law with examples

Test 2f

Practice Test 3

Week

4

April 10-14

Review over practice test 3

Review for MST

 

Review for MST

Review for MST

Holiday

Week

5

April 17-21

 

Holiday

Review for MST

Review for MST

Review for MST

progress reports

Review for MST

Week

6

April 24-28

 

 

 

 

 

Week

7

May 1-5

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Week

8

May 8-12

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

 

Biology Notes

Biology notes

Biology notes

 

Week

9

May 15-19

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Biology Notes

Biology test

Week

10

May 22-26

8th grade practice for promotion

8th grade promotion

end of 4th 9 weeks 60% day

TPD

 

 


 

Note:During the month of April students will complete the Unit tests in the coach book. (Highlighting important key terms or concepts)