Mr. Hart

Welcome to 8th Grade Science

Hello! My name is Mr. Hart and I am from Chicago, IL. This is my first year teaching at Porter. I taught 6th through 8th Grade Science in Alexandria, KY the past two years. I graduated from Northern Kentucky University with my B.A. in History and Electronic Media and Broadcasting and my M.A. in Teaching. I moved to Virginia to not only teach at Porter but also to start my PhD in International Education at George Mason University.

I am very excited to start the school year and get to know all of you! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

SOL Preperation:

8th Grade Science Virtual SOL Review Schedule 2021

Dr. Dhodi’s Science SOL review Zoom link: Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

Meeting ID: 881 7449 9644; Passcode: 199254

Students are expected to join my zoom with a mindset to learn and have a notebook/ papers and a pencil/pen.


April 13




April 20

Animal/Plant Cell Structures and Functions of various organelles.

Cell Cycle, Mitosis, Meiosis.

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Weather instruments, weather map & prediction.

Genetics/DNA , Phenotype, Genotype, Homozygous, Heterozygous, Dominant, Recessive, Haploid, Diploid, Genetic Engineering, Punnett Squares. Evolution

Biomes, Adaptations, Symbiosis, Mutualism, Parasitism etc.


Biological Magnification, Succession.


April 22


April 27



April 29

Osmosis, Diffusion, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration.


Scientific Method, Metric Units and measuring Equipment,


Watershed, wetlands.



Classification of the Living Kingdom.

Atomic Structure, Molecules, Compounds, Equations

Solar system, Geocentric, Heliocentric theories, Comets, Meteors, Meteoroids, Meteorites, Solar Energy Budget, Tides, Eclipses. Properties of Water



End of Quarter Information:


  1.  O/S/U Report Card Marks – For report cards work habits/effort will be noted as usual. For ELA, the mark will be determined as follows:

  • O= No more than 1 missing informative and/or formative assignments

  • S = No more than 2 missing informative and/or formative assignments; multiple late assignments

  • U = 3 or more missing informative and/or formative assignments; 4 or more late or incomplete assignments. 


Class Zoom Links:

Monday: Virtual Work Day

Periods 1,3 & 5 Science Class

Meeting ID: 926 0520 2356
Passcode: 542066

Periods 4 & 6 Core Extension (7th Grade)

Meeting ID: 992 0707 1760
Passcode: 932367

Student Canvas: Link
Parent Canvas: Link
Zoom Sign In: Link
Student Password Reset: Link
Curriculum Documents:
Syllabus: Link
Year At A Glance (8th)

VA Science Curriculum: 
PWCS 8th Grade Resources: 

Canvas Resources:

 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation

Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides




Make sure you have turned in your lab safety agreement on Canvas!

Grades will be posted on ParentVUE soon.

You can see if your child has completed assignments and how they are generally doing in Canvas grades. This will not reflect their official grades but is a good place to check participation and completion of assignments. 

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

If you would like to set up a Zoom Meeting during this time, please send an email and I would be happy to schedule one with you. 

Virtual Schedule
(Science Class held on Tuesday and Wednesday)

9:00 - 10:20 Period 1
10:25 -11:45          Period 3 
12:40 - 1:40 LUNCH   
1:45 - 3:05  Period 5  
3:10-3:45              Virtual Student Support