Hodesh tov from the 8th grade team!
In science we have started to explore the concept of molecules and chemical bonds. Students had an experiment that allowed them to break the bonds of water. This produced the two gases of oxygen and hydrogen. Next students will be exploring the concept of chemical reactions and how matter cannot be created or destroyed.
The 8th grade is almost finished with learning about different aspects of Linear Graphs. They discovered how ordered pairs represent solutions of linear equations in two variables, how to find parallel and perpendicular slopes of lines, and special cases of horizontal and vertical lines and their slopes. They also learned how to calculate slopes and y-intercepts and use them, along with other ordered pairs, to make equations in standard form and slope-intercept form. They further expanded this knowledge by learning about linear inequalities in two variables. All of these topics are a precursor to solving systems of linear equations and inequalities.