Physical Science

8th Graders, be the leaders I know you can be!

Physical Science is broken into 3 main units: Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics. The best advice I can give to you is to budget your time properly, don't wait until the last minute (the night before) to get your work done. Coordinate all your classes and the homework required. It will be easy to fall behind and difficult to catch up. Work hard, stay on top of your assignments.

Ain't no More Physical Science "Stuff"




CHI Bible Verses & Definitions

This PDF file has all the bible verses we will cover during the school year, it also contains the Definitions of Character, Honor and Integrity and last but not least; it includes the two Latin phrases we know (Non sibi and Finis origine pendet)

Greek & Latin " Need to Knows"

You will be required to know 100 Greek & Latin root word and prefixes. This file shows the Greek & Latin root, an English translation and a term that incorporates this new root.

Planet & Satellites "Need to Knows"

Detailed information on the 9 planets (actually 8 planets and a dwarf planet) and basic information on 13 artificial satellites that were instumental in the beginning exploration of the planets that make up our solar system. All in a PDF file.

Periodic Elements - "Need-to-Knows"

There are 12 "NTK" elements. You will be required to know their symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, the number of protons, neutrons and electrons and if it is a solid, liquid or gas and also if it is a metal, nonmetal or metaloid. This file has a blank table you can complete for "practice" and also a completed one for immediate use in studying.

SAT PowerPoint

This is the powerpoint slide show we use to help prepare for the S.A.T. 10 exams. It's the same powerpoint we use in class.

SAT Video Tutorials

These two video tutorials are 40:59 & 38:36 in length respecively. They cover the slides in the preparation Powerpoint slide show described above.

SAT Practice Exams

There are two different SAT practice exams for you to try, the answer key is also available.
Good Luck!!

Chapter Resources:


These are the video tutorials that were created using the PowerPoint slide shows we use in class. Most of the time they are for the entire chapter; however, several chapters have more than one slide show or the slide show itself is broken into a couple different tutorials. These screencasts vary in length. Most are between 15 and 30 minutes in length.


This is the same PowerPoint slide show that we use in class. It is saved as a "PowerPoint Show" which means you do not have to have PowerPoint installed on your computer to view the slide show.


This link takes you to a web page on my site that has individual jpg's, diagrams, flash files, etc. that show more detail or more examples of things discussed in the regular chapter PowerPoints. You can view them individually or as a slide show.

Lecture Notes

These are PDF files and include detailed typed out lecture notes for the chapter. These are the lecture notes that I used to create the PowerPoint slide shows. I would recommend having these available while watching the PowerPoint or listening to the Screencast so you can handwrite more details in the margins, etc.

PPT Notes

This is a PDF file that has a single page with blank lines for each slide of the chapter PowerPoint slide show described above.


This is a PDF file that includes all of the worksheets that are required for this chapter. They are usually listed in the order they are required to be completed;therefore, they are not necessarily in numeric order so don't get confused. Use the assignment sheet to help.

WB Answers

Here are the answers to the workbook.... yes, these are the answers to your workbook. If you have trouble or are confused, go ahead and take a peak. Use these to check your answers, not to copy the answers! Use your CHI, I trust you! (update... too many kids not from our school were using these answers when they weren't supposed to... so I had to move them... ask Mr. E where they are!)