Grade 8 Science

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Science 8 Class of 2019
Daily review is essential to academic success
**Please Note: Homework/Lab/Testing Schedule may change due to Classroom Interruptions/Special Events/Assemblies/Needed Reinforcement of Concepts**Student Assignment Pads are Utilized Daily!

Week of February 25-March 01, 2019

Important: S.T.R.E.A.M. CLASS
Students in the Aquinas School are preparing for the AMBS S.T.R.E.A.M. Fair being held in the Spring. Members of each group are collectively building a prototype trying to solve an important issue locally and/or globally. Students were assigned the role of project manager, marketing manager, design engineer, or country expert and completed important parts of their project.
*Materials were due after Christmas break. It is essential that teams start building and testing! Each member is responsible for bringing in supplies agreed upon. This will affect your technology/media and science grades

Completion of Lab Activity
Lab Activity # 1: Constructing a Pedigree
Lab Activity # 2: Mystery at Termond Estate” 
The Use of Pedigree Charts
Objective: Inherited traits can be traced through a family’s history by constructing a pedigree chart
Due upon Completion

Section 3: Advances in Genetics p. 141
Objectives: to evaluate the importance of advances in 
genetics; genetic engineering
p. 141 Why is genetics important?
Genetic Engineering
p. 142 Recombinant DNA
...Gene Therapy
p. 143 Genetically Engineered Plants
Homework: (loose-leaf paper) 
p.149 (1-10) & p. 150 (1-15)


Review for Benchmark Exam March 5
Study Guide Posted on Google Classroom
“Heredity” pg. 124-150
The Hardy-Weinberg Principle
P2 + 2pq  + q2 = 1*Math Link
Practice Problems (On Board)
Class work: Practice Problems

Practice Problems 
The Hardy-Weinberg Principle
P2 + 2pq + q2 = 1*Math Link
*Completed for Homework
Next Week: Lab: “Testing for the Ability to Taste”
The Hardy-Weinberg Principle
P2 + 2pq =q2 = 1

First Friday Liturgy; 12:15 pm Dismissal; No Aftercare
Project: Advances in Genetics Journal 

“Classification System” Project:
Objective: to understand how living organisms are classified