Welcome to Ms. Rowe's
8th Grade Science Classsrowe@kyrene.org | 480.541.6528
***Attention Parents: We are always in need of supplies for science. We would greatly appreciate things such as: lemon juice, dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol),vegetable oil,corn syrup, vinegar, baking soda, Clorox wipes, sandwich bags (gallon and sandwich size). The list can go on but these are always in need.****Dear Families,
Welcome to first quarter--where we will be learning about chemistry! Within the next two months, your child will learn about: the structure of the atom, matter, elements, compounds, mixtures, physical & chemical properties, energy, and the atomic theory. By the time the students have finished this unit, they should be able to explain the following big ideas:
Everything that has mass and takes up space is matter.
Matter can be identified on the basis of all its properties.
A substance's atomic structure determines its physical and chemical properties.
Matter changes form and moves from place to place.
Energy changes from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed.
Listed below is an activity you may want to do with your son or daughter at home. The activity involves using a periodic table to identify common substances around the house.
1. Find or make a copy of the periodic table. You can find the periodic table in any encyclopedia or internet.
2. Read aloud the names of the elements listed on the periodic table.
3. Ask your son or daughter which elements he or she is familiar with.
4. See how many objects you and your son or daughter can find around the house that are represented on the periodic table. For example, jewelry is made of gold and silver. Cookware is made of copper, steel, or iron. Aluminum foil or tin can be found in your kitchen cabinets. And don't forget the oxygen in the air you breathe. :)
Feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
8C Science Teacher
Teacher In Industry
University of Arizona