Carly Barnett
8th Grade Science

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Laurel Ridge Middle School
8th grade Science 

School: (503) 825-5800

Classroom (503) 825-5836

8th Grade HW Calendar

Tips for success in Mrs Barnett's Science class:

1. check the 8th grade Google Calendar for presentations, videos, upcoming assessments and other resources.

2. Bring your charged chromebook every day.

3. Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions!!!

4. Review presentations from class.

5. Always do the work you missed when absent

6. Check Synergy for missing assignments.

What to do when you are absent:

1. Visit the 8th grade Google calendar and print out any  


2. Ask a friend what happened in class.

3. Try the work you missed.  (You have as many days as you were gone to                     make up the work unless your absence is near the end of the trimester)

4. Check the absent file crate in the back of the classroom.

5. After you have followed steps 1-3 show any completed work to 

me and ask what else you can do to make up the work missed.

How to raise your grade: 

1. Check Synergy and locate low scores.  Where do you tend 

to unperformed?

2. Check the 8th grade Google calendar to see when our next 

checkpoint will be and ask Mrs. Barnett how to prepare.

3. Look over the current tracker and ask friends and Mrs. 

Barnett about objectives you are struggling with.

4. Work on getting classwork and homework done on time.

→I need help, what do I do?

  • Take advantage of class time – please ask questions!

  • e-mail Mrs. Barnett any questions

  • Schedule an appointment with me – I will do my best to help you succeed!  

  • Check my website and the 8th grade team calendar for additional resources.

Science Binders:

We use science binders to help stay organized.  These binders usually stay in our classroom though they may go home at any time for extra study or to show off their work to family.  The binder is organized using the alphabet.  See pages below.

A: Goals

B: Weekly Lifeline:  This is where we write our daily kick-off question and daily learning log.  Students are encouraged to write in complete sentences.

C: Syllabus

D: Hall Passes

E: Peer Binder Check

F: Standards

G: Academic Toolkit: These pages don't go into e-SIS but help students understand the standards for assignments and assessments that do count for their grade.

This is also where your current tracker should be, G1.

Interesting links:

Web cams of current volcanoes   

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Volcanoes page 

Current photos around the Fukushima nuclear power plant

~ 8th Grade Science Simulations

~ Fabulous information on Atoms: 

~ More information on the Periodic Table of Elements and the families:

~ Amazing Link: 

EPA Ozone   

Clubs and Activities


Titan Tube

99W Ski Bus

DC Trip