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Extra credit can only increase a students grade by one "grade-bump" per quarter. For example, one "grade-bump" would be a C+ to a B-. Extra credit must be related to what is being studied that ...more

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8th Grade Science

15 Point Astronomy Quiz:  Multiple Choice.


Wednesday, 2/15/17:  Periods 1 and 2.

Thursday, 2/16/17:  Periods 3, 4, 5, 7


Ch. 23: Solar System


Ch 23:  Workbook


You can use a cheat sheet (single sided 8.5" x 11" piece of paper).  It must be hand written.


Extra Credit

Extra credit can only increase a students grade by one "grade-bump" per quarter.  For example, one "grade-bump" would be a C+ to a B-.  Extra credit must be related to what is being studied that quarter.


1. Science Center Visitation: You must relate your observations to the topics studied that science we studied this quarter.

2.  Mythbusters Write-up:  Watch a Mythbusters episode that is directly related to what we studied this quarter.  Write a 1-page (double spaced) summary that includes:

  • You name and date of the write-up.
  • Title of episode.  Season #, and episode #.
  • A description of what the Mythbusters are testing and their stated hypothesis.
  • A description on their experiment and/or test.
  • A description of how they modified their original experiment and/or test.
  • Their conclusion.
  • Explain how the episode relates to what we are studying in science this quarter.

3.  Student Project:

  • Do an internet search for a student project related to what we are studying.  
  • Try different combinations of key words.  Be as specific as possible.
  • Find a project that both you and your parents think is doable.
  • Get approval from your teacher to certain the project is appropriate.
  • Build it.  Take pictures while you do so.
  • Bring it (or pictures...cell phones OK) into class.



Bay Area Science, Technology, and Nature Centers

Exploratorium (San Francisco)                                  http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Chabot Space and Science Center (Oakland)          http://www.chabotspace.org/

Travis Air Base Museum (Fairfield)                           https://www.travis.af.mil/

California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)      http://www.calacademy.org/

The Tech Museum of Inovation (San Jose)               http://www.thetech.org/

Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley)                         http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/

Black Diamond Mine (Antioch)                                   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black.htm

Zeum, Yerba Beuna Gardens (San Francisco)          http://www.zeum.org/home.html



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