Mrs. Duke's Science Page

Welcome to 8th grade science! 
This year we will be studying a little bit of everything:
Chemistry: atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical formulas and reactions
Physics: forces, Newton's Laws of Motion, speed, velocity, and acceleration
Earth Science: Plate tectonics, global weather patterns, cycles
Astronomy: Theories of the Universe, life cycles of stars, galaxies
Life Science: interactions in ecosystems
About me:  I have been teaching since 2006 in both elementary and middle school. Prior to teaching, I worked in the medical device industry for a company that developed medical supplies for premature infants. Science has always been my favorite subject and I hope to make it fun and exciting for all of my students. 

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

~ Rachel Carson, marine biologist, conservationist and author