Archived 8th Grade Science Update

Monday, May 22nd - One of our 8th grade teams has won First Place in the Materials Choice Award competition, a materials science competition for middle school and high school.

The team presented information and a video on microlattice, a futuristic material.  Each of these four students will be awarded a cash prize and the science lab will also be awarded a monetary prize to purchase science supplies related to materials science.

Monday, May 8th - One 8th grade student was in the Paper Session at the State Science Fair and won a Gold award.  Congratulations, Joseph N.!

Monday, February 27th - One 8th grade student entered the Paper Session from the Regional Science Fair.  The paper session was held at Guerin High School.  The student qualified for the State Paper Session in May.

Tuesday, January 24th - Three teams of 8th graders advanced into the Top Five Teams in the Materials Choice Award competition, a materials science competition in which the team presents information on amazing futuristic materials. All three teams have advanced to the final level in which they must make a 3 minute video of the amazing qualities of the material.  Materials chosen were aerogel, microlattice, and electronic textiles. The videos must be submitted by April 10th.

Friday, January 20th - The 8th grade girls attended Futures Unlimited, an all-day conference sponsored by Oakton Community College.  The conference exposed the girls to many STEM career choices. Each girl was assigned to two different workshops and all girls listened to a panel discussion of inspiring women with careers like dentistry, professor, and more.

Wednesday, November 14, 2016 - Nineteen 8th grade students competed in the Fenwick Science Contest.  SPC came in at 11th place out of over 40 teams!  

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - "Mr. Energy" of the National Energy Education Foundation visited the three classes of 8th graders during their class time to demo energy phenomena and have student participation as well. 

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Eighth graders attended a Chemical Career Conference at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The conference was sponsored by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) and the Illinois Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF).  Students visited booths sponsored by chemical companies, participated in a game show about the chemical industry, and saw a Weird Science show.  There was also time to visit the Science Storms part of the museum where the students witnessed the giant Tesla coil in action.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - Welcome back to school!  You are now 8th graders.  You will be learning physical science this year, which means a combination of physics and chemistry.  We will be doing lots of labs.  First thing you will do is learn about lab safety, receive and sign a safety contract along with a parent signature, and get an A on a lab safety test.

 

Monday, May 22nd - One of our 8th grade teams has won First Place in the Materials Choice Award competition, a materials science competition for middle school and high school.  The team presented information and a video on microlattice, a futuristic material.  Each of these four students will be awarded a cash prize and the science lab will also be awarded a monetary prize to purchase science supplies related to materials science.

 

Monday, May 8th - One 8th grade student was in the Paper Session at the State Science Fair and won a Gold award.  Congratulations, Joseph N.!

 

Monday, February 27th - One 8th grade student entered the Paper Session from the Regional Science Fair.  The paper session was held at Guerin High School.  The student qualified for the State Paper Session in May.

 

Tuesday, January 24th - Three teams of 8th graders advanced into the Top Five Teams in the Materials Choice Award competition, a materials science competition in which the team presents information on amazing futuristic materials. All three teams have advanced to the final level in which they must make a 3 minute video of the amazing qualities of the material.  Materials chosen were aerogel, microlattice, and electronic textiles. The videos must be submitted by April 10th.

 

Friday, January 20th - The 8th grade girls attended Futures Unlimited, an all-day conference sponsored by Oakton Community College.  The conference exposed the girls to many STEM career choices. Each girl was assigned to two different workshops and all girls listened to a panel discussion of inspiring women with careers like dentistry, professor, and more.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2016 - Nineteen 8th grade students competed in the Fenwick Science Contest.  SPC came in at 11th place out of over 40 teams!  

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - "Mr. Energy" of the National Energy Education Foundation visited the three classes of 8th graders during their class time to demo energy phenomena and have student participation as well. 

 

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Eighth graders attended a Chemical Career Conference at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The conference was sponsored by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) and the Illinois Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF).  Students visited booths sponsored by chemical companies, participated in a game show about the chemical industry, and saw a Weird Science show.  There was also time to visit the Science Storms part of the museum where the students witnessed the giant Tesla coil in action.

 

Monday, August 22, 2016 - Welcome back to school!  You are now 8th graders.  You will be learning physical science this year, which means a combination of physics and chemistry.  We will be doing lots of labs.  First thing you will do is learn about lab safety, receive and sign a safety contract along with a parent signature, and get an A on a lab safety test.