Our Solar System
Are the planets drawn to correct scale?

My name is Jeremy Morgan, I am one of the two 8th grade science teachers for Sanford Middle School.  This is my eighth year teaching at Sanford.  I am very excited and look forward to a great year!

Density is an abstract concept that takes 8th graders a few labs to wrap their heads around.  I spend three weeks on the concept to ensure students understand it on a deep level.  The reason for this focus is because we will be reffering back to density in every other unit. 

The other topics we will learn about are the following:

-The Earth's Interior and what causes tectonic plates to move

-The Rock cycle

-Weather and why we have wind and storms

-The Water Cycle

-The Sun, Earth and Moon system

-The Solar System and beyond