Course Description: This course will provide students with the skill development in basic principles
relating to Earth Science by focusing on concepts about earth and space. This course is aligned to
the 2010 Science TEKS. Students will be exposed in the study of a variety of topics including
Matter and Energy, Force and Motion, Earth and Space, Organisms and Environments, and Scientific
Investigation and Reasoning. We will integrate and revisit 6th and 7th grade TEKS into ours lesson
 to prepare the students for the upcoming Science STAAR Test.


Student Expectations: Students are expected to:

(1)   Arrive to class on time, ready to learn and have all materials.

(2)   Show respect for themselves, other students,teachers, and the entire school.

(3)   Complete all assignments either in the classroom and/or for homework.

(4)   Participate and interact in the learning classroom.

(5)   Follow all campus rules and expectations.


Classroom Discipline: Disruption of class time will not be tolerated.  Students who insist upon
disrupting the teaching and learning environment will face the consequences of their decisions.
Disciplinary measures will include:  student conference, phone call to parents, after-school detention
in the classroom, lunch detention, School or Team ISS, and/or DAEP.
  All disciplinary problems will
be reported home to a parent/guardian either by phone call, letter, or home visit by the teacher.
(See Corrective Actions)


Grading Policy:  Edgewood Independent School District sets the grading policy as follows:

          1st –4th Nine Weeks Grades

          50% =Formative (Daily work, Journals, Notes, Worksheets, etc.)

          50% =Summative (Exams, Reports, Projects)


                    1stSemester Grades

                    40%= 1st Nine Weeks Grade

                    40%= 2nd Nine Weeks Grade

                    20%= District Semester Exam


                    2ndSemester Grades

 40% = 3rdNine Weeks Grade

                    40%= 4th Nine Weeks Grade

                    20%= District Semester Exam




Assignments:  The class will be doing a variety of assignments related to life science and
will focus on the CSCOPE curriculum:

(1)  Daily Warm Ups

(2)  Class Notes

(3)  Lab Experiments including Lab Reports

(4)  Science Fair Projects: Group/ Individual

(5)  Vocabulary tasks

(6)  Group work

(7)  Quizzes and Unit Assessments

(8) Interactive Notebook: Students will maintain a section in their binders for vocabulary. 
Most assignments and foldables® will be attached to the interactive notebook.  The Interactive
Notebook will contain the majority of class assignments.
  If the student should lose the
Interactive Notebook, he or she is responsible for recreating the notebook in its entirety.
Students will also use their interactive notebooks to record data and other lab notes.
YAG 8th Grade
Last Modified on October 29, 2013