8TH Grade Science Syllabus
Welcome to PCCS. I am excited to have you in class this year and look forward to great educational year. The following will help you be prepared and successful in this 2018 – 2019 school year.
8th Grade Expectations
*Be Polite, Be Prepared, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be on Time
*Follow all school rules
*No gum, food,candy, or drinks (water included),allowed in classroom.
*Independent reading book is required in class every day.
North Carolina Essential Standards Eighth Grade Science
In Science this year we will address the three core areas of Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science.
Independant Class assignments = 25%
Homework = 5%
Guided / Group Work = 20%
Test = 50%
90 – 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
0 – 59 = F
“Nameless” Papers: Because 8th grade students have had 7 years practice in placing their names on assignments, they are expected to hand in their work labeled with their full names, first and last name. Credit will not be given to papers without names.
Extra Credit: With exceptions of a very few instances, such as bonus questions, extra credit will not be offered. If the student is doing the required work, no extra credit should be needed.
Projects: Occasionally, students may be assigned projects in this class. Students will be kept informed of timelines when certain components of the project are due.
Cheating: Students are expected to do their own work. Copying someone else’s classwork and/or homework is cheating. Anyone copying work for any of their classes will have their assignment, and the one being copied, taken up and both will receive a zero for that assignment.
Late Work: Work handed in on the assigned date will receive full credit. With the exception of a student’s illness or other absence, work turned in that is not completed will receive a percentage of the total grade. Work that needs to be made-up will be made up after school to receive credit. Arrangements needs to be made with teacher. Work not made-up will receive 0 (zero) credit.
Materials needed: Pen or pencil each day to write with and a spiral notebook to to take notes. All their work can be done in the notebook. Depending how large the students write they will need 3 to 4 notebooks for the year.
Scientific Processes Earth History
Matter, Properties, and Change Evolution and Genetics
Ecosystems Molecular Biology
Mr. Emmerth joins Piedmont with 35 years of teaching experience. He will be a strong asset to our middle school team. He has a passion for our military. Please email him with any questions.