Mrs. Parker
8th Physical Science
IB Coordinator
703-670-6166 school

Office Hours for Physical Science:  Mondays: 1:30-3:00 pm
I will be monitoring my email and working during this hour.
I will also be checking throughout the day and respond promptly
email me at
Student Hours: Wednesdays: 8:30-10:00 am
Time to focus on science review

Accessing Review Resources:
April 3 Update:
We will not be using Zoom after all. I am not sure at this time if we will be doing online chat. So, I will update you as I know more. Enjoy your Spring Break.
April 2 Update:
Please continue to check and complete review work posted on your teams page.
I will have posted new review work by close of day today.
Lastly, I will be setting up a Zoom class meeting next week. So in the mean time please go to Zoom: . You can click on sign up for free. I will be sending out an email with a join a zoom meeting. Hope to see you. We will be discussing virtual etiquette. 
Also, if you are having problems with signing in to your school email first try changing you password. Here is the link to do this.
April 15th update:
Currently I will not have any live class time. With your new class time schedule on Wed. I will be posting an assignment under the general tab weekly then look at the top for the assignment tab. It should be set up to submit to me. I will also be adding to the review tabs weekly. I am starting from the beginning with scientific investigations. Assignments will have be weekly with review work first and the next week will be a fun activity to reinforce the concept. I will give you feedback as work comes in but it will not be graded. Please do not hesitate to contact me for questions. If you should need help other than email let me know and we can schedule sometime. Look forward to hearing from you.
During this time of absence students will be able to use the class teams page to access review resources. Please read below for direction. Your students have used this page before. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have problems:

Teams Page:
You may access class work and resources here. Students must sign into their email and on that page there is a symbol titled teams. 

The general tab is where the assignment tab is located. Click on the tab and assignments are at the top of the page.


  • Have your student choose their science period and go to the the tab labeled: Review Resources.
    Once you have clicked on review resources there is a post telling you to go to Notes
  • In Notes: 
  1.  6th grade review resource should show up. Under it will be resources available.
  2. There is an arrow right hand side of the title 6th grade review. Click on this and a menu will pop up on the right side. There you will find review resources for 7th and 8th grade.
  3. The files tab will also have resources. Each resource page will tell you when to access the files tab if needed.
  4. Also, above are some links that can be used.


Content cover as of March 13, 2013:

Unit 1 The Nature of Matter: PS.2, PS. 5 a-b, PS.1

Particle theory of matter

Elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts

Solids, liquids and gases

Physical/chemical properties

Characteristics of different matte

Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

Science process skills (infused)

Unit 2 Structure and Organization of Matter PS. 3 a-b, PS. 4 a-c, PS.1

Historical models of atomic structure: Current model of atomic structure

Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Bohr

Periodic table

Elements, symbols, atomic number, atomic mass, chemical families and periods

Metals, metalloids and nonmetals

Compound bonding (ionic and covalent)

Science process skills (infused)  

Unit 3 Forms of Energy and Transformations PS. 5 c, PS. 6 a-b, PS.1

Nuclear reactions (Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

Potential and kinetic energy Ø Transfer and transforming of energy

Mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal, radiant, and nuclear energy

Science process skills (infused)

Unit 4 Thermal Energy and Heat PS.7, PS.1

Temperature scales (Celsius, Kelvin and absolute zero)

Phase changes

Conduction, convection and radiation

Applications of thermal energy

Science process skills (infused)

Unit 5 Sound PS.8, PS.1

Characteristics of sound waves and applications of sound

Science process skills (infused)

Unit 6 Light PS.9, PS.1

Transverse waves, EMS and applications of light

Science process skills (infused)