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You may call Stahl at 253-840-8881 before 7:30 or after 2:05 pm
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What is the 7th Grade course about?
The goal of the Integrated Science I course is to assist students in developing the following understandings:
• Apply the properties of matter in designing solutions to human problems.
• Understand that mass is conserved, even though its form may change, as it cycles through a system.
• Explain the dynamic processes within earth systems using convection currents, changes in density, and
• Design strategies for solving problems that result from interactions between human and earth systems.
• Work collaboratively using models to construct an understanding of earth systems.
• Properties of Matter (STC) CBSC
• Catastrophic Events (STC) CBSC
What is the 8th Grade course about?
Integrated Science II (Course # 150701, 150702) is a preface to high school science. This course uses
an inquiry based learning approach to study the topics of life, earth, and physical science. The course
develops understanding of how objects around us move on earth and in space. Through research and
hands-on activities, students use an inquiry based learning approach to identify and solve problems and
apply the scientific method as they develop laboratory and critical thinking skills. The course also covers
topics including the categorization of plants and animals according to how they accomplish life processes,
cell structure and function, the genetic basis of inheritance, and the ecological relationships between
organisms and their surroundings Students demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of
related science standards.
In order to maintain a safe and productive working environment, students will be expected to
adhere to the following classroom expectations:
Students are expected to redo any work graded D or F!
Academics (Your grade)
Students will be successful if they are organized, participate in all activities, try their hardest, and
most importantly, do all assigned work! Overall performance evaluation will be weighed
Assessments ~ 80%
All other work ~20%
Note" Puyallup secondary grading policy eliminated extra credit unless there is demonstrated
Grades will be posted weekly in the class and
on Home Access Center (HAC)!
To get HAC, contact the Stahl Office (253-840-8881). The office will need an e-mail account
and will provide a password for you. If parents want students to access HAC (I strongly
recommend it), let the office know!
1. In most cases, I will spot check on reading, writing assignments and give a grade.
2. It is possible – but unlikely – that you will be successful on assessments if your
do not do the assigned work. Every assignment is designed to help you master the science standards.
3. If you are not satisfied with any assessment grade, you are strongly encouraged to
retake the assessment to demonstrate you have mastered the material.
4. Reassessments will be done before or after school on dates arranged by Mr. Boyles.
Quality Time with Mr. Boyles: On occasion, Mr. Boyles will “invite” students to
remain after school to gain proficiency in specific areas – and be reassessed in those
Labs are an important part of science. Because of the inherent increased risk of injury while1. At the beginning of the semester, students will be taught and tested on safety rules.
working with lab equipment, it is essential that a safe environment be maintained to prevent
2. To reinforce the importance of laboratory safety, each student will sign a Safety Contract
for this semester. Students will not be allowed to participate in labs without a signed Safety
3. Violations in safety will be treated severely. In some cases, students may receive
further discipline (detention or office referral).