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!

What to Expect:

8th grade science is about the concepts of chemistry and physics. We as a class will be investigating the nature of universal laws and theories. The course is heavy with vocabulary concepts and laboratory practices. The primary factor within physical science is the atom and its interactions with energy. Students will also learn the concepts of: gravity, temperature, pressure, light, sound, thermodynamics, acceleration, forces, Newton's Laws, and a host of other interesting and universal concepts that are life changing insights for a student’s scientific education and high school success.

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 Thursday)

9:25 - 10:45 Period 1
10:55 -12:15    Period 3 
1:15 - 2:10 LUNCH   
2:15 - 3:35  Period 5  
 3:40 Dismissal