Grade 8 – Review and Exam Week

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Grade 8 English
Teacher Alexandra Kern

Vocabulary
  • Students will be asked to demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary by matching definitions
   and filling in the blanks.

Grammar
  • Students will be asked to demonstrate grammar knowledge by using possessive adjectives
   with nouns and pronouns to show ownership, capitalizing proper nouns, identifying
   conjunctions, and utilizing the present perfect tense.

Spelling
  • Students will be asked to determine the correct spelling of vocabulary words through
    multiple choice questions.

Reading Comprehension
  • Students will be given an excerpt from the textbook reading and will be asked questions
   that demonstrate students’ reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Writing
  • Students will be asked to demonstrate writing skills through a general writing prompt.
 

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Grade 8A + 8B Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

  • Geosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Cryosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Weathering (chemical and physical)
  • Erosion and deposition by water
  • Erosion and deposition by wind, ice, and gravity
  • Soil formation
 

Grade 8C Science
Teacher George Perry

Earth’s Spheres and Earth Systems
  • What is the Earth System?
  • Earth’s Spheres:
    o What is the geosphere?
    o What is the hydrosphere?
    o What is the cryosphere?
    o What is the atmosphere?
    o What is the biosphere?
  • How do Earth’s spheres interact?
    o By exchanging matter
    o By exchanging energy
  • Earth’s energy budget

Weathering
  • What is weathering?
  • Physical weathering:
    o Temperature change
    o Pressure change
    o Animal action
    o Wind, water, and gravity
    o Plant growth
  • Chemical weathering:
    o Reactions with oxygen
    o Reactions with acid precipitation
    o Reactions with acids in groundwater
    o Reactions with acids in living things

Erosion and Deposition by Water
  • How does flowing water change Earth’s surface?
    o By erosion
    o By deposition
  • Inland Erosion: What factors relate to a stream’s ability to erode material?
    o Gradient
    o Load
    o Discharge
  • Inland deposition: What landforms can streams create?
    o Canyons and Valleys by Erosion
    o Floodplains by Deposition
    o Deltas and Alluvial Fans by deposition
  • Inland groundwater erosion
  • Coastal Erosion:
    o Waves
    o Currents
    o sea cliffs and wave-cut platforms
    o sea caves, arches, and stacks
  • Coastal Deposition
    o Beaches
    o Sandbars and Barrier Islands

Erosion and Deposition by Wind, Ice, and Gravity
  • How can wind shape Earth?
    o Abraded Rock
    o Desert Pavement
    o Dunes
    o Loess
  • What kinds of ice shape Earth?
    o Flowing Ice
    o Alpine Glaciers
    o Continental Glaciers
  • How can gravity shape Earth?
    o Slow Mass Movement
    o Rapid Mass Movement
 

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Grade 8 Algebra I
Teacher Neill Dixon

1. Properties of Triangles
  • Total of angles = 180
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Distance Formula

2. Volume
  • Spheres
  • Cones
  • Cylinders

3. Scatter Plots and Two-Way Tables
 

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