Week of 11/30

This week we will be working in Chapter 2 of our textbooks, "Forces".  This chapter will cover balanced and unbalanced forces, friction and gravity, Newton's 1st, 2nd and 3rd laws, as well as rockets and satellites.  We will finish this chapter early next week and take a combined Chapters 1 & 2 test late next week.
MobyMax curriculum now includes 8th grade science and students will begin utilizing this tool both in the classroom and for homework assignments.  I am most excited to have this program available to enhance and reinforce our science curriculum.
Finally, students will be given class time this week to work on their science fair projects and should be wrapping up loose ends so they can finalize their projects and prepare for class presentations.  Display boards will be coming home (weather permitting) Wednesday.