8th Grade - Language Arts


8th Grade - Language ArtsWeek of May 4 - May 8DayTaskAssignmentMonday5/4/20Writing PromptWrite about the importance ofthe recipe you selected.Tuesday5/5/20Read the article, “TornadoWarning!”.Follow the directions toannotate the text.Wednesday5/6/20Read “Creation”.Answer the text questions.Thursday5/7/20PrefixesMatch the prefixes with theirmeaningsFriday5/8/20Read Walt Whitman’sO Captain! My Captain!Recreate the poem aboutsomeone or something in yourlife.TeacherContact TimeContact InfoMrs. Hemker11:00 - 12:00shemker@bccu2.orgMrs. Corbus10:30 - 11:30scorbus@bccu2.orgMrs. Hudson10:00 - 11:00thudson@bccu2.orgMr. Smith11:00 - 12:00dsmith@bccu2.org

Directions: Set your timer for 10 minutes and write the entire time. When the timer goes off, set thetimer for another 5 minutes and reread your writing, making any corrections or edits as needed.Writing Prompt: Think back to the recipe that holds meaning to your family that you shared on April 20thand to the interview you conducted on April 27th. Write what the recipe means to you and why.You can describe a memory, family history tied in, or explain how food unites a family or community.

1. The problem presented in this article is: Tornadoes are extremely difficult to predict. Highlightor underline in orange the reason for this problem.2. In the margins, number THREE solutions to the problem.

Read the story and answer the text questions.

Match the prefix (letter) with its meaning (number). Put the matching number in the chart.If you have completed it correctly, each row and column will add up to 65.171163

Read Walt Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! Whitman wrote this poem to mournthe loss of Abraham Lincoln. The ship represents a post Civil War era United States.Recreate Whitman’s style and write a stanza about something you have mourned ormiss. It could be your family pet, “O Rover! My Rover!” or maybe a person thatinfluenced your life, “O Coach! My Coach!” Try to keep his rhythm and rhyme pattern.BONUS-Complete your poem with three stanzas. Have each stanza focus on a differentaspect of the person/object you have chosen to write about.

1. “.they develop fast and change direction even faster ”2.“This successful ‘experiment’.issue a tornado watch ”“The use of radar ‘see’ tornadoes forming from a weather office.”“Doppler radar.allowing meteorologists to track wind direction -”O 8th Graders! My 8th Graders! our school year was cut short;The journey over green foothills, games we won on the court;High school is close, the halls are long, the students all maturing,While the new path maybe rocky, your old memories comforting,But O ring! ring! ring!O the chiming in the air,Where the halls my 8th graders roamed,Deserted, empty, and bare.

8th Grade - MathWeek of May 4 - May 8Day of theWeekTaskAssignmentMondayChapter 9 (Data) Review#1 - 4TuesdayCurrent Events/Graphs: Netflixand other streaming services.#1 - 4WednesdayExponentsThursdayReview: Graphing & Writing LinearEquations,Brain Teasers#4 - 11FridayPower of Products, Part I#3 - 14TeacherContact Time#3, 4, 11-13, 21-23,and #25Contact InfoMrs. McGuire11:00 - 12:00mmcguire@bccu2.orgMrs. Corbus10:30 - 11:30scorbus@bccu2.orgMr. Oakley10:00 - 11:00eoakley@bccu2.orgMr. Smith11:00 - 12:00dsmith@bccu2.orgMr. Swalley10:00 - 11:00tswalley@bccu2.org

Review of Chap. 9 topics1. Describe therelationship between thedata. Identify any outliers,gaps, or clusters.2. Tell whether the linedrawn on the graph is agood fit for the data.3a. How many people voted thatare ages 65 ?b. Which candidate received morevotes from voters aged 18-34?c. Which candidate won and howmany votes did they receive?

Netflix continues to grow in popularity each year, buteven more during a quarantine. Let’s look at somegraphs and statistics.1. In what year did Netflix firsthave more Internationalcustomers than customers inthe U.S.A.?2. On the second graph, how isit possible for the percents toadd up to more than 100%?U.S.A. numbers are the upper part of the graph.3. Netflix had 167.1 millionsubscribers at the end of 2019.How is 167.1 million written instandard form (like a regularnumber)?4. Take a guess!After the first 3 months of 2020(which includes the quarantine),how many subscribers wouldyou estimate for Netflix (Hint:they increased from 167.1million at the end of 2019)?


** Don’t forget to follow the Order of Operations!

Let’s take some time to review slope-intercept formalong with graphing and writing linear equations. Afterthat, try to solve a few brain teasers/puzzles.7. Write the equation of this graph.8. Graph y 3x - 19.10. Name two numbers with a sum of12 and a product of 20.11. Name two numbers with aproduct of 42 and a difference of 19.

10.2 Exponents: Product of Powers PropertySince they have the same base, you can add exponentsThis is the same as (46)(46)(46). Adding the exponentsthis way would be the same as multiplying theexponents in the original problem of (46)3

Solve these problems using the two properties on the previous page.

1. Positive linear slope, There is a gap from x 12 to x 182. Not a good representation; there are too many data pointsbelow the line.3a. 30b. Smithc. Jackson, 68 votes4. Sample answer: circle graph, because the data is shown asparts of a whole (100%)1. 20172. Some respondents to the survey paid for content from morethan one service.3. 167,100,000 is the same as 167.1 million4. 182.86 million (182,860,000) at the end of March 2020.Netflix is expected to add 7.5 million more subscribersfrom April 1 - June 30, 20204. B5. A6. C7. y -2x 58.9. 15 (drink 10, box offries 1, burger 510. 2 and 1011. 21 and 2

8th Grade - ScienceWeek of May 4- May 8Day of the WeekTaskAssignmentMondayRead about fossilsUnderline or highlight main ideas.TuesdayCircle the answers.Circle the letter(s) that best answer thequestions about the reading.Read.WednesdayLook at the pic with rocklayers. Answer thequestion. ReadAnswer the question in the middle ofthe pageThursdayLook at the Geologic TimeScale.Answer the question at the bottom ofthe pageFridayRead and answer thequestions.Answer the questions.Answers may vary on some questions. We are here to help! We have set aside atime to be readily available below, but we are always just an email away.Share with us what you have accomplished each week!TeacherContact TimeContact InfoMrs. Allen10:00-11:00gallen@bccu2.orgMr. Oakley10:00-11:00eoakley@bccu2.orgMr. File10:00-11:00hfile@bccu2.org

Read the section and highlight or underline the definitions within the copy (orsomething that will help you remember what the words mean)Studying the Ages of FossilsNo one was around to observe fossils forming or to see other naturalprocesses occurring millions of years ago. Yet we can infer whathappened in the past based on what we know about the naturalprocesses that occur today. Scientists assume that the geologic eventsand phenomena that happen today also happened in the past and thatthey apply everywhere in nature. This scientific principle is calleduniformitarianism. We can use these assumptions to interpret fossildata.For example, scientists know that today, sedimentary rock forms when sedimentscarried by air, ice, water, or gravity are deposited in layers in a new location. Overtime, the weight of the sediment layers puts pressure on the layers below them, andsedimentary rock forms. So we can assume that sedimentation and sedimentaryrock formation in ancient seas occurred in a similar way.Relative Ages of Rock LayersSedimentary rock forms in layers. The law of superposition states that in asequence of undisturbed sedimentary rocks, the oldest layers are at thebottom and the youngest ones are at the top. The oldest layers aredeposited first. Over time, these layers are buried as new sediment getsdeposited on top of the existing layers. This “layering” of rock is verynoticeable in the Grand Canyon because several of the rock layers aredifferent colors. By studying the layers in undisturbed sedimentary rocks,scientists can find the relative age of each layer. The relative age of a rocklayer relates to whether that layer is older or younger than other rocklayers.

Use the reading from Monday to answer the questions. Circle one each time.The rock layer on the top of the Grand Canyon is theyoungest/oldest layer because it was deposited most recently/inthe distant past. The layer furthest down is the oldest/youngest.Sometimes scientists want to know the absolute, or actual, age of rocks or fossils.Scientists know that certain unstable particles that make up matter in rocks andliving organisms change into different stable particles at a constant rate. This processis called radioactive decay. Some particles decay, or break down, in just hours. Otherparticles decay over millions of years. For example, one type of particle in igneousrock is radioactive uranium. When igneous rock forms, it contains a small amount ofradioactive uranium. Over millions of years, these uranium particles decay to formlead particles.Scientists know the rate at which particular radioactive particles decay. The timeneeded for half of a sample of a radioactive substance to decay is called the half-life.Because each radioactive substance decays at a specific, constant rate, eachradioactive substance has a specific half-life. The half-life of radioactive uranium is704 million years. That means it takes 704 million years for half of a rock’s uraniumto change to lead.Scientists observe that certain types of fossils appear only in certain layers ofrock on Earth and only for a short span of time. By finding the age of igneousrock layers above and below these fossil layers, scientists can determine thetimespan during which the fossilized organisms lived. These fossils, called indexfossils, can then be used to estimate the absolute age of all the rock layers inwhich they are found. To be an index fossil, the organism from which the fossilformed must have lived during a relatively short geologic timespan. The fossilsmust be relatively common and must be found over a large area on Earth. Indexfossils must also have features that make them easy to distinguish from otherfossils.

Most recent layersThe topmost layer is theyoungest, since it wasmost recently created bygeologic processes. Fossilsfound in rock layersABclosest to the surface arefrom organisms that livedcloser to the present day.Some of these fossils maylook quite similar to livingSuppose the index fossil A in the diagramhas an absolute age of 454 million years. organisms.In your own words, explain how scientistscould estimate the ages of the otherfossils in the diagram based on thisinformation.Evidence from absolute dating indicates that Earth is about 4.5 billion yearsold. To help make sense of this vast amount of time, scientists use thegeologic timescale to organize Earth’s history. The geologic timescale dividesEarth’s history into intervals of time defined by major events or changes onEarth. The largest category of time is the eon, which is further divided intoeras, periods, epochs, and ages.Dividing that long period of time into smaller parts makes it easier forscientists to communicate their findings about rocks and fossils.

The geologic time of Earth spans more than 4.5 billion years. Let a football field, which is 100yards long, model the number of years since Earth formed about 4,500,000,000 years ago.Using this data, how many years of Earth’s history would each yard line on the football fieldrepresent?A. 100 B. 4,500,000 C. 45,000,000 D. 4, 500

The first modern humans appeared on Earth about 200,000 years ago.Would it be possible to measure that number in terms of feet on thefootball field? Explain your answer.Suppose you found this turtle fossil in a layer of sedimentary rock.You observe that the rock layer also includes many tiny, fossilizedplate-like structures called coccoliths. These tiny plates onceprotected marine algae called coccolithophores. You discover thatcoccolith fossils are good index fossils.Which methods could you use to help estimate the ageof the turtle fossil? Select all that apply.A.date the fossil with a radiometric dating methodB.date the fossil with a relative dating methodC.look up the age of the coccolith index fossilD.date a nearby igneous rock layer with aradiometric dating method

NoneYoungestMost recentlyoldestYou would assume that the fossils above are younger and the fossils inlayers below are older because that is what we know about the rock layers.C one yard on a football fieldwould represent 45, 000,000yearsYes, you would divide 200,000 by 100 2,000 years per yard lineB, C, and D (don’t you hate when they do that?!)

8th - American HistoryWeek of May 4 - 8Day of the WeekTaskAssignmentMondayRead about the Illinois ExecutiveBranch.Answer the short responsequestions.TuesdayContinue to read about the IllinoisExecutive Branch.Answer the short responsequestions.WednesdayRead Why Is the Census SoImportant?Answer the short responsequestions. Also, ask yourhead of household ifhe/she turned in theircensus.ThursdayRead about the Illinois Judicial Branch.Answer the short responsequestions.FridayRead about the Illinois Bill of rights.Answer the short responsequestions.We are here to help! We have set aside a time to be readily available below, but weare always just an email away.Share with us through email what you have accomplished each week!TeacherContact TimeContact InfoMrs. Strieker10:00-11:00tstrieker@bccu2.orgMr. File10:00-11:00hfile@bccu2.orgMrs. Hudson10:00-11:00thudson@bccu2.org

Summary of the Illinois State ConstitutionIllinois Executive Powers:Officers: The Executive Branch includes a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General,Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, and Auditor General are all elected by the electors of theState (Note: The Auditor General is nominated by the General Assembly for a 10 year term). Theyshall keep the pub

Whitman wrote this poem to mourn the loss of Abraham Lincoln. The ship represents a post Civil War era United States. Recreate Whitman’s style and write a stanza about something you have mourned or miss. It could be your family pet, “O Rover!