Eighth Grade Science

Mr. Scott Young

Phone: 719-495-1149 x4031

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Twelve Years Teaching Experience Master of Science in Education, Oregon State University

Mr. Scott Young

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY 

I believe in building a safe, structured, and respectful classroom environment that promotes student creativity.  I use a variety of teaching strategies and tools aimed at meeting the diverse learning styles of students and will put forth great effort to meet their individual needs.  In addition, I believe that effective learning takes place when students are able to explore through scientific inquiry activities that include hands-on experiments, student-centered labs, and projects (individual and group).  Finally, I will strive to inspire in students an excitement for science as they unlock the mysteries of the world around them.

Announcements

  • Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I look forward to a successful school year!

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Scott Young

    (719) 495-1149 ext. 4031

    syoung@d49.org
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  • TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

    I believe in building a safe, structured, and respectful classroom environment that promotes student creativity. I use a variety of teaching strategies and tools aimed at meeting the diverse learning styles of students and will put forth great effort to meet their individual needs. In addition, I believe that effective learning takes place when students are able to explore through scientific inquiry activities that include hands-on experiments, student-centered labs, and projects (individual and group). Finally, I will strive to inspire in students an excitement for science as they unlock the mysteries of the world around them.
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  • EXPECTATIONS

    I maintain high standards for my students and myself and will model and encourage the success of each individual. Students will be expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including arriving to class on time with the required materials, turning in all assignments, following classroom procedures, and being ready to focus and work hard each day.

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  • MATERIALS NEEDED (All materials should be brought to class every day.)

    Pencil & Pen
    Graph Paper
    A positive attitude and willingness to put forth your best effort
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  • CLASSROOM GUIDELINES

    BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE HELPFUL!


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  • ASSIGNMENTS
    All materials that are to be turned in should be placed in the “Daily Work” Inbox on the day that they are due.


    All classroom assignments will be listed daily on the whiteboard; if you are absent, you are responsible for speaking with me about any missing work.
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  • ABSENT WORK

    Per school policy, all students are given two days to complete class work for each school day that they are absent
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  • CURRICULUM

    The 8th grade science curriculum will focus on developing an in-depth understanding of higher-level topics in physical science, life science and earth/space science (topics are listed below). In addition, there will be shorter units on lab safety, measurement and the scientific process. Lessons, activities and labs are Colorado Standards-based.


    Physical Science
    Energy 
    Waves
    Magnitude
    Vectors 
    Chemical Reactions
    Chemical Bonding 
    Chemical Equations 
     
    Life Science   
    Ecology Climate
    Genetics Weather Systems
    Photosynthesis Solar System
    Classification
    Environmental Science
     
    Earth/Space Science 
    Climate
    Weather Systems
    Solar System
     
     
    GRADING

    A+ 98%-100%     C+ 78%-79%

    A 93%-97%     C 73%-77%

    A- 90%-92%    C- 70%-72%

    B+ 88%-89%    D+ 68%-69%

    B 83%-87%     D 63%-67%

    B- 80%-82%    D- 60%-62%
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  • FOOD & DRINK

    I do allow water in the classroom. If you feel that you may need water to remain hydrated, please bring in your own water bottle with screw-top lid (no glass). It should be filled before class begins. Occasionally, I will allow “consumption” of healthy snacks with prior permission.



    It is important that you not only look this over yourself, but that you also share this information with your parent(s) and guardian(s)! Please return the attached sheet by Friday, August 10th confirming that you both have read and understand our classroom guidelines.
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