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

https://pwcs-zm-edu.zoom.us/j/88174499644?pwd=VWx3THFob3FuWFRaNWYvTzQ5ZmJHUT09

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.

Tuesday

April 13

Thursday

April15

Tuesday

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.

Eutrophication,

Biological Magnification, Succession.

Thursday

April 22

Tuesday

April 27

 

Thursday

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


Tuesday/Wednesday
Periods 1,3 & 5 Science Class

 https://pwcs-zm-edu.zoom.us/j/92605202356?pwd=aW1SSU45a0FzK2YvbnljT0MzU1A1dz09

Meeting ID: 926 0520 2356
Passcode: 542066

Thursday/Friday
Periods 4 & 6 Core Extension (7th Grade)

https://pwcs-zm-edu.zoom.us/j/99207071760?pwd=b0ttZmE2ZzRsdXArN2drbFlLV1N6QT09

Meeting ID: 992 0707 1760
Passcode: 932367


QuickLinks:
Student Canvas: Link
Parent Canvas: Link
Zoom Sign In: Link
ParentVue: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


 
 

 

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Emai: HartC@pwcs.edu
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 
11:50-12:35 
Encore
12:40 - 1:40 LUNCH   
1:45 - 3:05  Period 5  
3:10-3:45              Virtual Student Support