Welcome to 8th grade science!

Hello! Welcome to the eighth grade! Science class should be educational, safe, and fun for all students. In order to accomplish this, please bring the following items every day:
Your Chromebook
Your Chromebook charger
A pen or pencil

Grades are determined by:
Quarterlies (10%)

When grading, I use points instead of percentages. An assignment that is worth “50 points” is worth half as much as a “100 point” test. A typical marking period has 500 points. 8th graders are expected to produce quality work in a timely fashion. Assignments may be submitted late but points may be deducted.

Assignments will be available on  Google Classroom, which is updated regularly. In the event of an absence it is your responsibility to find out what you missed, make it up, and hand it in promptly upon your return.  Assignments are always started in class, anything not completed in school is expected to be completed at home.

Frequently being late, unprepared, or demonstrating disrespectful, immature, or unsafe behavior will not be tolerated. This will result in detentions and calls/e-mails home.

Finally, I am almost always available at lunchtime and/or before school if you need help or additional time to work on an assignment. If you need help, see me before something is due, not after.

Mr. Mason



Important Links and Usernames

Google Classroom class entry codes can be found here:
1/2A yda8l91
5/8A  76k6ct
10/11A 5sf5sjr

1/2B 4dt208u
5/8B  z88f8i
10/11B adqhdk1

Stemscopes can be logged into from here.  Your username and password are the same as the ones you use for Google and your Chromebook, except put "MPS22" before your username. (For example if your username on your Chromebook is SmithX, for Stemscopes your username is MPS22SmithX)

To play Kahoot, we will go to kahoot.it but to create a kahoot, you will have to use https://getkahoot.com/. You will have to create your own username and password, so use the same one as stemscopes with an MPS22 before your username.


Extra Credit Kahoots

If you finish your work early, Mr. Mason is paying top dollar for Kahoots!

  1. Go to create.kahoot.it. and register for an account.

  1. Using the questions at the end of every section or vocabulary terms from one of the textbooks, Create a 25 question kahoot quiz.  Your questions should be challenging, but easy enough that an 8th grader can figure them out.

  1. When we have spare time, the class will then play your Kahoot!  Depending on how good it was, Mr. Mason will pay you up to 50 Mason dollars!