Mr. Mantei's
8th Grade Physical Science
Tentative Weekly Schedule

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
9/12
Intro to Physical Science
AD - Car Travel
HW: None
9/13
Intro to Physical Science
cont. & Practice
HW: Define Key Terms,
Ch 2, sec 1
9/14
Describing Matter
Intro to Matter PS
HW: None
9/15
Measuring Matter
Describing Matter PS
HW: Read Ch 2
9/16
Changes in Matter
HW: Finish Key Terms
Ch 2
9/19
Energy & Matter
AD - Comparing Energy
Changes
HW: Energy & Matter PS
9/20
1/2 Day: 2nd, 3rd, 4th,
& 5th hours
MIT Graphing Activity
HW: Finish Graph
9/21
Vocab Quiz -Ch 2
States of Matter
& Practice
HW: Finish PS
9/22
Changes of State
AD - Changes of State
for Water
9/23
1/2 Day: 6th, 7th, 8th,
& 9th hours
See 9/20
9/26
Changes of State
AD-Temp & Change
of State
9/27
Gas Behavior
The Gas Laws
9/28
The Gas Laws
& Activity
9/29
MAP Testing
9/30
The Hindenburg Mystery
10/3
Graphing Gas
Behavior & Activity
10/4
Test - Ch 3
Start Ch 4 Key Terms
10/5
Intro to Atoms &
PS
10/6
Organizing the
Elements
10/7
Organizing the
Elements cont
& Which is Easier?
10/10
Metals
AD - Melting Points in a
Group of Elements
10/11
MEAP Testing
Metals cont
10/12
Same as 10/11
10/13
Using the Periodic Table

HW: Read Ch 4, sec 3 & 4
10/14
Using the Periodic Table
cont.
HW: Notes & Questions
10/17
Nonmetals & Metalloids
& PS

HW: Finish PS
10/18
MEAP Testing
Math
HW: Read Ch 4, sec 5
10/19
MEAP Testing
Science
10/20
Radioactive Elements
Alien Periodic Table Lab
Ch 4 key Terms Due
10/21
Finish Alien Periodic
Table Lab
Start Ch 5 Key Terms
10/24
Atoms, Bonding, and the
Periodic Table
HW: Read Ch 5, sec 1
10/25
Atoms, Bonding, and the
Periodic Table PS
HW: Finish PS
10/26
Comparing Atom Sizes
HW: Read Ch 5, sec 2
10/27
Ionic Bonds & PS

HW: Read Ch 5, sec 3
10/28
Covalent Bonds
AD - Comparing Molecular
& Ionic Compounds
10/31
Review & Assessment

HW: Read Ch 5, sec 4
11/1
Review for Test

HW: Study for Test
11/2
Test - Ch 4 & 5
Start Ch 6 Key Terms
11/3
Observing Chemical Change
What Happens When
Chemicals React?
HW: Read Ch 6, sec 1
11/4
Observing Chemical
Change cont.
AD-Energy in Chemical
Changes
11/7
Describing Chemical
Reactions
HW: Read Ch 6, sec 2
11/8
Describing Chemical
Reactions, cont.
Balancing Equations
11/9
Classifying Chemical
Reactions
Analyzing Data
HW: Read Ch 6, sec 3
11/10
1/2 Day
Controlling Chemical
Reactions & PS
HW: Finish PS
11/11
1/2 Day
Same as 11/10
11/14
Controlling Chemical
Reactions, cont
HW: Read Ch 6, sec 4
11/15
Fire and Fire Safety
Section Assessments
11/16
Fire and Fire Safety
& PS
11/17
Review for Test

HW: Study for Test
11/18
Test - Ch 6
Ch 6 KeyTerms due
Start Ch 7 Key Terms
11/21
Understanding Solutions

HW: Read Ch 7, sec 1
11/22
Understanding Solutions
cont.
HW: Read Ch 7, sec 2
11/23
1/2 Day
Chemistry Hangman
11/24
Thanksgiving Recess
No School
11/25
Thanksgiving Recess
No School
11/28
Concentration &
Solubility
AD - Temp & Solubility
11/29
Concentration &
Solubility & PS
HW: Finish PS
11/30
Describing Acids & Bases

HW: Read Ch 7, sec 3
12/1
Describing Acids & Bases
& PS
HW: Finish PS
12/2
Acids & Bases in Solution

HW: Read Ch 7, sec 4
12/5
pH Lab

HW: Read Ch 7, sec 5
12/6
Finish pH Lab
Digestion & pH
HW: Finish PS
12/7
Digestion & pH
Review
12/8
Test - Ch 7
Ch 7 Key Terms due
Start Ch 8 Key Terms
12/9
Properties of Carbon

HW: Read Ch 8, sec 1
12/12
Properties of Carbon

HW: Read Ch 8, sec 1
12/13
Properties of Carbon,
cont. & PS
HW: Finish PS
12/14
Carbon Compounds
Analyzing Data
HW: Read Ch 8, sec 2
12/15
Carbon Compounds, cont.

HW: Read Ch 8, sec 3
12/16
Carbon Compounds PS

HW: Finish PS
12/19
Polymers & Composites

HW: Read Ch 8, sec 4
12/20
Life With Carbon
Vocab PS
HW: Finish PS
12/21
Review & Assessment
Standardized Test Prep
HW: Study for Test
12/22
Test - Ch 8

HW: None
12/23
Are You Getting Your
Vitamins?
1/9
Happy New Year!
Welcome Back.
Go over Ch 8 Test
Read Ch 9, sec 1
1/10
Describing & Measuring
Motion & PS

HW: Finish PS
1/11
Describing & Measuring
Motion, cont.
How Fast & How Far?
HW: Read Ch 9, sec 2
1/12
Speed & Velocity
PS

HW: Finish PS
1/13
Snow Day
No School
1/16
Martin Luthor King Day
No School
1/17
Speed & Velocity, cont
PS
HW: Finish PS; Read
Ch 9, sec 3
1/18
Acceleration
PS
HW: Finish PS
1/19
Standardized Test Prep
Review
HW: Study for Test
1/20
Test - Ch 9

HW: Start Ch 10 Key
Terms
1/23
Review
Final Exam Review
Guide, pt 1
HW: Study for final
1/24
Review
Final Exam Review
Guide, pt 2
HW: Study for final
1/25
Finish Exam Review
Final Exam - 5th hr

HW: Study for final
1/26
1/2 Day
Final Exams
2nd & 3rd hours
1/27
1/2 Day
Final Exams
6th & 8th hours
1/30
Newton's 3 Laws

HW: Start Ch 10 Key
Terms
1/31
The Nature of Force
& PS
HW: Finish PS; Read
Ch 10, sec 1
2/1
The Nature of Force
cont
2/2
Friction & Gravity

HW: Read Ch 10, sec 2
2/3
Friction & Gravity
cont. & PS
HW: Finish PS
2/6
Newton's First and
Second Laws
AD - Free Fall
HW: Read Ch 10, sec 3
2/7
Newton's Third Law
& PS
HW: Finish PS; Read
Ch 10, sec 4
2/8
Newton's Third Law,
cont. & PS

HW: Finish PS
2/9
Rockets & Satellites
Review
HW: Study for Test
2/10
Test - Ch 10

HW: Start Ch 11 Key
Terms
2/13
Pressure
Vocab PS

HW: Read Ch 11, sec 1
2/14
Pressure, cont.
PS

HW: Finish PS
2/15
Floating & Sinking

HW: Read Ch 11, sec 2
2/16
Pascal's Principle
PS
HW: Finish PS
2/17
Pascal's Principle, cont.
AD - Comparing Hydraulic
Lifts
HW: Read Ch 11, sec 3
2/20
President's Day

No School
2/21
Review
Standardized Test Prep

HW: Study for Test
2/22
Test - Ch 11

HW: Start Ch 12 Key
Terms
2/23
What is Work?
PS

HW: Read Ch 12, sec 1
2/24

ACT Explore Prep

HW: None
2/27
What is Work?

Key Term PS
HW: Read Ch 12, sec 2
2/28
ACT Explore Prep

HW: None
2/29
How Machines Do Work
PS
HW: Finish PS
3/1
Simple Machines
PS

HW: Read Ch 12, sec 3
3/2

ACT Explore Test

HW: None
3/5
Simple Machines, cont
PS

HW: Finish PS
3/6
Review
Standardized Test Prep

HW: Study for Test
3/7
Test - Ch 12

HW: Start Ch 13 Key
Terms
3/8
What Is Energy?


HW: Read Ch 13, sec 1
3/9
What Is Energy? cont.
PS

HW: Finish PS
3/12
Forms of Energy
AD - Calculating
Mechanical Energy
HW: Read Ch 13, sec 2
3/13
Energy Transformations
& Conservation
PS
HW: Read Ch 13, sec 3
3/14
Energy & Fossil Fuels
PS

HW: Read Ch 13, sec 4
3/15
Review
Standardized Test Prep

HW: Study for Test
3/16
Test - Ch 13

HW: Start Ch 14 Key
Terms
3/19
Temperature, Thermal
Energy, & Heat
Key Terms PS
HW: Read Ch 14, sec 1
3/20
Start Alternative Energy
Project:
Biomass, Hydropower,
Wind Power
3/21
Alt. Energy, cont.
Geothermal, Solar Energy,
Nuclear Power, Hydrogen
3/22
The Transfer of Heat
PS

HW: Read Ch 14, sec 2
3/23
Just Add H2O

HW: Read Ch 14, sec 3
3/26
Thermal Energy & States
of Matter
Uses of Heat PS
HW: Read Ch 14, sec 4
3/27
Review
Standardized Test Prep

HW: Study for Test
3/28
Test - Ch 14

HW: None
3/29
1/2 Day
Science Vocabulary
Hangman
3/30
1/2 Day
Career Day
4/9
The Big Energy Gamble

Using Alternative Energy
Sources
4/10
Global Energy Demand

Alt Energy Project
Details & Expectations
4/11
Start Graphic
Organizers - Alt. Energy
Sources: Hydrogen,
Nuclear, Solar, & Biomass
4/12
Continue Graphic
Organizers - Alt. Energy
Sources: Geothermal,
Hydropower, & Wind
4/13
Addicted to Oil
Graphic Organizers
Fossil Fuels: Petroleum,
Propane, Natural Gas,
& Coal
4/16
Finish Graphic Organizers

Choose Alt. Energy Source
4/17
What Are Waves?
PS
HW: Ch 15 Key Terms
4/18
Properties of Waves

HW: Read Ch 15, sec 1
4/19
Properties of Waves, cont
PS
HW: Read Ch 15, sec 2
4/20
Interactions of Waves

HW: Read Ch 15, sec 3
4/23
Interactions of Waves
PS
HW: Read Ch 15, sec 4
4/24
Seismic Waves
PS
HW: Study for Test
4/25
Test - Ch 15

HW: None
4/26
Alt. Energy Display
Boards
4/27
Alt. Energy Display
Boards
4/30
The Nature of
Eletromagnetic Waves

HW: Finish Ch 17 KT
5/1
MAP Testing Science

Alt Energy Presentation
Boards Due
5/2
Waves of the
Electromagnetic spectrum
PS
HW: Read Ch 17, sec 2
5/3
Producing Visible Light
PS

HW: Read Ch 17, sec 3
5/4
Wireless Communication
AD - Comparing
Frequencies
PS
HW: Read Ch 17, sec 4
5/7
Wireless Comm, cont
Ch 17 Review Questions

HW: None
5/8
Review
Standardized Test Prep

HW: Study for Test
5/9
Test - Ch 17

HW: Ch 19 Key Terms
5/10
What is Magnetism?

HW: Read Ch 19, sec 1
5/11
What is Magnetism?
cont. & PS
Magnetic Field Act.
5/14
Inside A Magnet
PS

HW: Read Ch 19, sec 2
5/15
Magnetic Earth
PS

HW: Read Ch 19, sec 3
5/16
Review
Standardized Test Prep

HW: Study for Test
5/17
Test - Ch 19


HW: None
5/18
Electric Charge and
Static Electricity

HW: Read Ch 20, sec 1
5/21
Electric Charge and
Static Electricity
HW: Ch 20 Key Terms
5/22
Electric Current
PS
HW: Read Ch 20, sec 2
5/23
Batteries
PS
HW: Read Ch 20, sec 3
5/24
Great America
Field Trip
HW: None
5/25
Electric Circuits
and Power, PS
HW: Read Ch 20, sec 4
5/28
Memorial Day
No School
5/29
Electric Circuits
and Power, PS
HW: Read Ch 20, sec 5
5/30
Electrical Safety
Practice for Exhibition
HW: None
5/31
Test - Ch 20

HW: None
6/1
Review
Study Guide
6/4
Study Guide Review
6/5
Study Guide Review
8th Hour Final Exam
6/6
1/2 Day
2nd & 3rd Final Exam
6/7
1/2 Day
5th & 6th Final Exam
6/8
1/2 Day
Carnival