Laura Furfaro

 
Mishawaka Catholic School Mission Statement
 
Mishawaka Catholic School builds disciples of Jesus Christ through faith formation, academic excellence and service to others in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
 
 
Welcome to Science

 Welcome to the class page for science! 
 
I am excited to be teaching science for grades 6, 7, and 8! I will update this webpage weekly, so please check it often for information about homework, quizzes, tests and what's happening in the classroom.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns at lfurfaro@mcmish.org
 
 
State Standards
 
Use the link below to access the Indiana State Standards for Science. Just click on Science and Computer Science and go to your students grade level.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
News and Notes




Important links for Science Fair:
 
NIRSEF information

Science Buddies
 
 

 





Week of October 15 - October 19
 

Important news and dates:


8th Grade Confirmation Retreat Tuesday, 10/16 postponed

Report Cards go home Friday, 10/19/18




This week in Science

October 15 - October 19

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 76 People Birds and Bats


New vocab

Act. 86 Taking a Look Outside - prep for field study

Battell Park for Field Study


Vocab flashcards due

Act. 77 Ups and Downs

Work Day: Invasive species project


Vocab quiz

7th Grade

Act. 18 Every Rock Tells a Story


Study Guide

Due Mon. 10/22

Act. 20 Identifying Rock Types


Unit Test next Tuesday, 10/23

Act. 21 Modeling Rock Layers



Act. 22 The Rock Cycle Game

Act. 23 Making Minerals

8th Grade

Physical/chemical change and change of state activity


New vocab flashcards due Thursday, 10/18

Words 1-10

Density escape Room

Intro to Chemistry



Act. 16 Elements and the Periodic Table

Act. 15 Families of Elements



Vocab quiz

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change






This week in Science

October 8 - October 12

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Review Test


Introduced Species Project


Vocab flashcards due

Introduced Species Project


Act. 75 Classifying Animals

Act. 76 People Birds and Bats

Vocab quiz

7th Grade

Act. 15 Mineral Properties


Vocab words 11-20 flashcards due Wed.

Act. 16 Mineral Identification

Vocab flashcards due


Act. 17 The Minerals in Rocks

Act. 18 Every Rock Tells a Story

Vocab quiz

8th Grade

Review for test

Unit test:

Studying Materials Scientifically

8th grade to Four Winds Field for CPR training

Rough draft of Activity 10 lab report due

Peer editing

Activity 10 Lab Report Due

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change




This week in Science

October 1 - October 5

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Faith Family Day

At St. Bavo

Unit test

Tuesday, 10/2


New Unit: Ecology

Act. 72 The Miracle Fish


New vocab: flashcards due Monday, 10/8

Finish Act 72


Review Test

Act. 73 Introduced Species



7th Grade

Faith Family Day

At St. Bavo

Review test

New unit: Rocks and Minerals

Act. 12 Observing Natural Resources

New vocab flashcards due Thursday

Finish Act. 12


Act. 13 Diamond Dilemma

Act. 14 Analyzing Diamond Data vocab flashcards due

Vocab quiz

8th Grade

Faith Family Day

At St. Bavo

Finish Act. 10

Density of Unknown Solids

Lab Report for Act. 10 introduced

Lab Report Due 10/12

Rough draft due Thursday, 10/11

Study Guide Due 10/5

Act. 11 Choosing a Cleaner

Density Escape Room

Study Guide Due


Unit test Tuesday, 10/9

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change




This week in Science

September 24 - September 28

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 8 Data Toss

Sub


work on Study Guide

Finish Act. 8

Study Guide due


Review study guide

Review for unit test


Unit test

Tuesday, 10/2

7th Grade

Act. 10 Organic Matter Test


Sub


Act. 11 Garden Action

Study Guide Due


Review study guide

Review for test

Unit Test

Studying Soils Scientifically


8th Grade

Act. 8 Measuring Volume




Sub


Act. 8 analysis questions

Read Act. 9

prep for lab

Act. 9 measuring Mass, Calculating Density


Act. 10 Density of Unknown Solids

Act. 10 Density of Unknown Solids Household Hazardous Waste homework due

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change






This week in Science

September 17 - September 21

 

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Finish Act. 4


Act. 5 Can You Feel the Difference


Introduce new vocab


Act. 6 Finding the Nerve


Act. 7 Studying People Qualitatively and Quantitatively


Vocab flashcards due

Finish Act. 7


Prep Act. 8

Act. 8 Data Toss


Vocab quiz

7th Grade

Act. 6 Describing Soil


Introduce new vocab

Act. 7 Mapping Soils

Act. 8 The Dust Bowl


Vocab flashcards due

Act. 9 Nutrients in Soil

Prep Act. 10


Vocab quiz


8th Grade

Act. 6 Identifying Liquids




Act. 7 Identifying Solids

Check Act. 5-7

Act. 8 Measuring Volume

Act. 9 Calculating Density


Activities Quiz 1-6

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





 



This week in Science

September 10 - September 14

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 2  Pellagra Story


Chat Stations quiz review

Scientific Method Quiz


Vocab flashcards due


Act. 4 Testing Medicines Scientifically

Act. 5 Can You Feel the Difference


Vocab Quiz


Act. 6 Finding the Nerve

Act. 7 Studying People Qualitatively and Quantitatively

7th Grade

Act. 2 The Garden Problem


Chat Stations quiz review


Scientific Method Quiz


Vocab flashcards due


Act. 3 Observing Soil

Act. 4 Soil Columns

Vocab Quiz


Act. 5 Soil Composition

Act. 6 Describing Soil

8th Grade

Act. 3 A Plan to Separate


Scientific Method Quiz


Vocab flashcards due


Act. 4 Hazardous Materials at home

Marian shadow day

Vocab Quiz


Act. 5 Separating the Mixture

Act.6 Identifying Liquids

  • If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed
  • If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.
    **Schedule is subject to change

 

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