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Jodi McGowan Locker

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Benchmark Assessment

       The benchmark is a 60 question assessment tool that is aligned to our standards and will be given after we complete each Unit. This will provide ongoing assessment so that we can identify strong and weak areas for your student in Physical Science.  Students analyze their results and compare to the last time they took the benchmark assessment to determine where they have improved and what they need to work on most.   Please ask your student about their strengths and weaknesses and about where and how they were able to show growth.  Please encourage them to strive to improve each time they take this assessment.  Thank you for your support.


Jodi McGowan

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Physical Science

Welcome to 8th grade Physical Science.  This will be a fun yet challenging year.   Physical Science will introduce you to chemistry and physics.   I look forward to investigating these areas of science with you. The best way to contact me is via e-mail at jmcgowan@bullochschools.org  To sign up for my Remind 101 notification text @jmcg to 81010

What Are We Up To?

     We began Unit 3 on Monday 9/10/18.  The Unit 3 Test was given on Wednesday 10/3/18 and Request to Re-Test forms were given to students making below a 70 on Thursday 10/4/18.  In order to be able to re-test over Unit 3 this form must be completed and turned in by Wednesday 10/10/18.  We are currently working on Unit 4, Elements, Compounds and Mixtures.