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8th Grade Earth Science

Teacher Bio Curriculum Homework




Hello Parents & Students! This is my first year teaching 8th Grade Earth Science at MIMS. 

I graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Life Science Education. I have a teaching license for middle school science, as well as for high school life science. 

While I am not teaching, I enjoy being outside. I love to bike, kayak, and go for walks. I also love to travel! One of my favorite places that I have been is the United Arab Emirates and Oman. 

If you would like to contact me, please email me at kristenp@iecmail.net.

In 8th grade science, we are learning all about Earth and Space Science. We will be studying everything from rocks and minerals to earthquakes to the planets in our solar system.

For the online textbook, click this link:   PEARSON REALIZE

For online vocabulary review, click this link:  QUIZLET

For extra review of science concepts, click this link: IXL Science

The current unit's learning target is: I can recognize that the Earth is composed of layers, and describe the properties of those layers. 

The current unit's rubric can be found by clicking on this link: CLICK HERE

Day Assignment

Lesson 1: Drifting Continents

Homework: None, complete remediation assignments for re-takes.


Lesson 1: Drifting Continents

Homework: Drifting Continents Review/Reinforce Worksheet 


Lesson 2: Sea-Floor Spreading

Homework: Read Lesson 2, and complete in-text activities


Lesson 2: Sea-Floor Spreading

Homework: Sea-Floor Spreading Review/Reinforce Worksheet


Lesson 2: Sea-Floor Spreading

Homework: Pre-Lab Reading and Questions, Vocab Packet Work


Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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