• 8th Grade Science Syllabus

    Welcome to Mrs. Casto’s 8th grade science. I am excited to explore life science with your student this year. A list of topics and class procedures can be found below. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. I believe strong communication lines benefit the student learning experience. Please visit Canvas each week to view the ‘Weekly Agenda’ for science. My email is castoc@branson.k12.mo.us. You are welcome to leave a voicemail at 417-334-3087 ext.3107. Our school website is www.branson.k12.mo.us/jh

    *Atomic Structure
    *Thermal Energy
    *Living Things
    *Cell Structure/Processes
    *Body Systems
    *Change Over Time

    *Be Ready (assignments, class materials)
    *Be Respectful (to your teacher, classmates, classroom)
    *Be Responsible (make good choices with behavior and time)

    Being a responsible student requires participating in class by listening, taking notes, and asking questions. It is your responsibility to make sure you know assignment due dates, have assignments properly labeled, and turn them in when they are due. Assignments and test dates will be announced in class. Record assignments and dates. Begin studying for a test several days before.

    Participation:  classroom practice, homework, labs            20%
    Quizzes:  weekly quizzes over vocab and concepts            30%
    Tests/Assessments:  unit tests, activities, projects             50%    

    If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to get missed assignments and turn in once complete. Labs and tests that need to be made up, may need to be completed before or after school. Late work not turned in within a reasonable time may affect your participation grade.