This week iPads were issued. We spent the first several days revisiting the iPad Boot Camps from previous years. We reviewed the do's and dont's, set up folders in the iPad, and discussed new procedures for the first month (iPads stay at school!). We did some more activities getting to know each other and then spent the end of the week looking at the Nature of Science through a "Checks Lab" activity in which we learned about inference and observation. We put together hypotheses about how the series of checks fit together, and discussed the concept of hypothesis vs theory.
Next week we will finish up the Checks lab analysis and then review basic metric units, conversions, and skills.
Welcome to 8th Grade Earth Science!
This week we started off getting to know each other! We spent some time learing some new procedures that will help our classroom run more smoothly. We also talked a bit about the nature of science, and how science works - concepts that will carry over throughout the year! I enjoyed meeting everyone and getting to know you - we will continue that mission through next week as I weave in procedures with our content!
Next week hopefully our iPads will be ready to go. Our textbook is online, so we will be previewing that as well.