• Mr. Ruddy 8th Grade Science

    2nd Quarter Study Island Assignments Pg. (Updated 10-28-19)


    Here is a list of the study island assessments that I will be assigning throughout the 2nd quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.  The goal of this is to receive a minimum of 70% on the assessment to receive a blue ribbon.  Before you begin taking the assessment, make sure you read through the lessons so you have a good understanding of the material. Each assessment will have lesson pages that will prepare you for the questions that will be asked.  I will be giving you some time in class to do these assignments, but mostly they will need to be completed outside of the classroom.  (You can always come into my room to use the UNOBOOKS/Acer Tablets.)  I will be taking the results and adding them to your grade.  If you receive a blue ribbon on the test, you will receive a 10/10 for that assignment.  If you do not receive a blue ribbon, you will receive a portion of the 10 points, depending on the effort.  Here is a list of the assignments that you will need to complete throughout the 1st quarter.  Remember, even if you miss a deadline, you can always go back to complete an assignment. You need a minimum of 10 questions completed for it to count as a grade! THE DEADLINE TO COMPLETE ANY MISSING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ON FRIDAY 1-3-20!


    1. Section 2A – Cells (Due on Wed 11-6-19)
    2. Section 2B – Living Systems (Due on Fri 11-8-19)
    3. Section 2C – Structures, Functions, and Adaptations (Due on Wed 11-13-19)
    4. Section 2D – Organism Classification (Due on Fri 11-15-19)
    5. Section 2E – Genetics and Heredity (Due on Wed 11-20-19)
    6. Section 2F – Ecosystems and Biomes (Due on Fri 11-22-19)
    7. Section 2G – Energy in Ecosystems (Due on Wed 12-4-19)
    8. Section 2H – Organism Interactions (Due on Fri 12-6-19)
    9. Section 2I – Organisms and Their Environment (Due on Wed 12-11-19)
    10. Section 2J – Diversity, Change, & Equilibrium in Ecosystems (Due on Fri 12-13-19)
    11. Section 2K – Natural Selection, Evolution, and Extinction (Due on Wed 12-18-19)
    12. Section 2L – Human Environmental Impact (Due on Fri 12-20-19)

    Grading Procedure

    10/10 - 70% or higher (Blue Ribbon achieved)

    9/10   - 65% to 69%

    8/10   - 60% to 64%

    7/10   - 55% to 59%

    6/10   - 50% to 54%

    5/10   - completed to 49%