Mrs. Petit - Grade 8 Science

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Welcome to my website!  Here you will find assignments, classroom handouts/documents, supplemental notes, and much more!  Please take a few minutes to surf around the website and become comfortable with the format.  The tabs above will take you to the different pages.  At the beginning of each month I will post a "Monthy Update" that will give you a glimpse into what will be happening in the science classroom, so be sure to visit the site often!


 

January 2019 Update:

Happy New Year!  This month we will continue our study of Evolution and Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.  Students have already learned about Darwin and his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, along with the discoveries he made on the Galapagos Islands.  We were able to make connections back to our genetics unit when discussing variations in species leading to adaptations over time.  Students learned there are three types of adaptations that can occur: Structural adaptations, Behavioral adaptations, and Functional adaptations. Next, we will study the different pieces of biological evidence of evolution, including homologous and analogous structures found in different species. To wrap the chapter up students will complete a lab activity on the Peppered Moth and how it has adapted over time to fit into its environment. 

 

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Grade 8 Science
Mountview Middle School
277 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, MA 01520