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Welcome to 8th Grade Science!

Welcome back!! If you are a student or parent new to my class, I would like to extend my greetings to you as your 8th Grade science teacher. I am very excited about this school year, and I have planned many learning experiences for your child that are both engaging and academically satisfying. We work hard, and we enjoy the process of unlocking the secrets of science.

Come back soon for more information, as the year progresses.


Our new unit is Genetic Engineering!

Here is a set of Quizlet flashcards based on the vocabulary for this unit.



Extra Credit: S.E.C. ("Science Extra Credit")

Every Friday I accept write-ups on science-related articles. Students are free to choose an article to read (like a current events story on a news site), but they must be science related. In addition, each week I provide an option they can use. Students are expected to write one full page on the article, with three paragraphs:

  • a paragraph for Summarizing the important information from the article,
  • one for Evaluating the article (the student's opinion of it),
  • and one for Connecting the article to something else (life, what we're studying in class, another subject).

S.E.C.  article ideas:



If you need access to the online version of our Science Book: 

1. Go to

2. Click the orange Log In box. 

3. The Username is "" and the password is "Jaguars#1"



For information on Class Activities, visit the Class Schedule page.