Mrs. L. Cobb
8th Grade Physical Science
Phone: (610)892-3470 ext. 7311
Physical Science contains two areas of study, chemistry and physics. Active student involvement with the materials and activities is an intrinsic part of student success.
- scientific method - metric measurement
- periodic table of elements -atoms, elements, mixtures and compounds
-physical and chemical properties -physical and chemical changes
-components of a chemical reaction -structure of matter
-types of electromagnetic energy -transfers between electricity and magnetism
-Newton’s laws of motion -properties of fluids
-Simple machines, compound machines and mechanical advantage
Materials needed for class:
- 2- 3" Binder for handouts and notes
- items GREATLY APPRECIATED that will be collected by teacher (optional): 1 pk. 24 pencils, roll of paper towels for lab, 1pk. of construction paper, 1 box of tissues, 1 bottle of Lysol Wipes (or simular)
Your grade consists of the following:
- Test & Quizzes- 40%
- Labs & Projects- 40%
- Homework- 10%
- Participation- 10%
If homework assignments are turned in late, they will earn partial credit to no credit. 10% will be subtracted from larger assignments for each day late (i.e. labs and projects).
If you are absent, you must check the website, or schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Cobb for missed work. It is the students responsibility to obtain and complete any missing hand-outs, notes, or assignments. You have the number of days you were absent to complete missed work. Labs must be made up within one week of the initial absence.
-Extensions: If for some good reason you need an extension on an assignment come, and see me no later than two school days before assignment is due to request one.
-Website: Visit my website for extra copies of papers, review materials and more.
-Extra Help: All are welcome to attend science "homework help" on Thursdays. If you need another day please check my availability.