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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What's Happening in the Classroom
 
Please see below for important news about your students class:
 
 
 
News and Notes
 
Science Fair information will come home Tuesday, 11/7!!! 
 
All students in grades 6 and 8 will be required to complete a science fair project.
 
 
Parents Please Note:
 
 
 
Please help your student stay on task by meeting the deadlines as outlined on the Student Science Project Schedule!!!
 
Every required reading and everything that is turned in has the purpose of helping the student to accomplish each assigned task and to learn about that specific aspect of their experiment! If students follow the project schedule AND stay on task, when the final project is due, it will be mostly done and will just need to be formatted for their display board. Every assignment also has a point value, so students who are not completing these important tasks on time will be losing valuable points. Please be sure your student is staying on task!!

Science Fair Project is Due Tuesday, 1/23/18



Science Fair will be Tuesday, 1/30/18
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
awards at 3:45 p.m.
Attendance is required


**Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, the time of the science fair has changed.






 
Please visit these links for help with the science fair project:
 
 
Important links for Science Fair:
 
NIRSEF information

Science Buddies
 
 
 
 
Week of January 22 - January 26
 

 

Important dates:


Science Fair Due Tuesday, 1/23/18

Science Fair Tuesday, 1/30/18 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 



                                                                                                                  
 
6th grade science
 
We will be practicing presenting science fair projects this week.


Homework for 6th grade:
 
Science Fair Activities (see below) 


 
Analysis questions may be homework if not finished in class.


Test and Quiz Information:







Science Fair Due Dates:

This information is also on the Student Science Project Schedule!!! 
The Student Science Project Schedule was given to each student on 11/7/17
 
 
Parent signature page for Science Fair packet due Thursday, 11/9 
 
Read Scientific Method on Science Buddies and Turn in project questions due 11/14
 
Science Project Proposal Form Due 11/16
 
Background Research Worksheet and Bibliography Worksheet Due 11/30
 
Variables and Hypothesis Worksheet Due Thursday, 12/7 (handed out Friday, 12/1)
 
Read "Experimental Procedure" and Materials List" on Science Buddies
 
Typed Materials list and Procedure  Due Thursday, 12/14

Observations, Conclusion, Abstract, Data and Graph Due Tuesday, 1/16
Must be typed!!!


Final SCIENCE FAIR Project Poster Board DUE 1/23/18

Science Fair will be Tuesday, 1/30/18 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. with awards at 3:45 p.m.
Attendance is required.






Please be sure you are keeping up on the required readings as these will help to complete each assignment.
 
 
 


                                                                                                                                                           
 
7th grade science
 
 
Plate Tectonics
 
We will work on Activity 49 this week.


Review for test.
 
 

 

Homework for 7th grade:

Study for test
 

Analysis questions if not finished in class.



Test and Quiz Information


Plate Tectonics Unit Test next week:
Thursday, 1/25
 
 
 
 
 
 


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8th grade science
 
 
The Chemistry of Materials
 
 
We will be doing activities to investigate the Periodic Table of Elements and atoms. We will be using a different textbook to review these concepts.
 

This week: 

Activities for the Law of the Conservation of Mass and balancing chemical equations.

Review for Ch. 3 test Thursday, 1/25 

Practice for presenting science fair.

 

Homework for 8th grade: 
 
 
Study for Ch. 3 test on Thursday 


Science Fair Activities (see below)
 
 
Analysis questions if not finished in class. 



Test and Quiz Information:


Periodic Table quiz:
Thursday, 1/11 for 8G
Friday, 1/12 for 8P** Due to snow day, be prepared to take this on Tuesday, 1/16!!


Ch. 3 Test:

Thursday, 1/25/18 **Please note new date 

 







Science Fair Due Dates:

This information is also on the Student Science Project Schedule!!!
The Student Science Project Schedule was given to each student on 11/7/17.
 
 
Parent signature page for Science Fair packet due Thursday, 11/9
 
Read Scientific Method on Science Buddies and turn in project questions due 11/14
 
Science Project Proposal Form Due 11/16
 
Background Research Worksheet and Bibliography Worksheet Due 11/30
 
Variables and Hypothesis Worksheet Due Thursday, 12/7
(handed out Thursday 11/30 8G or Friday 12/1 8P)
 
Read "Experimental Procedure" and "Materials List" on Science Buddies.
 
Typed Materials list and Procedure Due Thursday, 12/14


Observations, Conclusion, Abstract, Data and Graph Due Tuesday, 1/16
Must be typed!!!


Final SCIENCE FAIR Project Poster Board DUE 1/23/18

Science Fair will be Tuesday, 1/30/18 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. with awards at 3:45 p.m.

Attendance is required.

Please be sure you are keeping up on the required readings as these will help to complete each assignment.

 

 

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