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Mr. Kavanagh's 8th Grade Science


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8th Grade Science Calendar

Molecule Project

Here is more information on the molecule project.


Introduction - click here

Grading rubric - click here

Research Template word doc - click here

Research Template Google Doc (Make a copy then edit) - click here

Presentation/Display Guidelines - click here



List of Common Molecules

Alpha List of Compounds

Common Compounds

Compound Interest

Chemical Changes Webquest

Welcome Back

Dear students,


As the new school year approaches, I am excited to start another year at Gardner Middle School. Your 8th grade year should be your most challenging and rewarding of your middle school career. Our goal as an 8th grade science team is to ensure mastery of the science standards while preparing all students for high school and beyond. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


Thank you,

Mr. Kavanagh

Contact Information

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Phone - (951) 699-0080 x- 3407

Grading Scale

70 % = Assessments

20% = Practice

10 % = Semester Final