First 9 Weeks Pacing Guide

Wayne County School District

8th Grade Pacing Guide

First 9 Weeks

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week

1

Aug. 1-5

 

 

 

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

Chp. 8 Voc.

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

Writing in Sci.

Pg. 279

Chp. 7 Voc.

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./Sept. 29-2

Holiday

Rev. Punnett Squares

Word Problems

Chp. 7 Voc. Test

Sec. 3

Chromosomes

Inheritance

Meiosis

Draw and label Meiosis

Sec. 4

Genetic Code

Sec. 4

How cells make proteins.

Mutations

Week

6

Sept. 5-9

Review

Alleles

Squares

Word Prob.

Progress Reports

Genetics Test

Plant Cells

Animal Cells

Chp. 9

Voc. Sec. 1, 2, 4

Sec. 1

Cells

Microscopes

Sec. 1

Tissues

Organs

Organ Systems

Homeostatic

Sec. 2

Bones

Muscular Systems

Week

7

Sept.12-16

 

Review

Sec. 5

Discover Act.

Virus/Bacteris Essay Begins

Chp. 9 Voc. Test

Review Notes

Chp. 9 Test

Chp. 5 Vocab.

 

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

Professional

Development

Review

Viruses

Bacteria

Finish Presentations

Test on Viruses

And Bacteria

Chp. 6

Vocabulary

Chp. 6

Sec. 1

What is a protest?

9 weeks exam

Notes

Draw and label an amoeba or paramecium

Week

10

Sec. 2

Algae Blooms

Salt and Fresh Water

Sec. 4

Fungi

Reproduction and roles

Rev. 9 Weeks test.  Writing in Science pg. 209

9 Weeks

Test

Write sentences using Chp. 6 voc.

9 Weeks

Test

Present posters