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All Oklahoma Public Schools Are Closed Through The End Of The 2019-2020 School Year

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Rachel Hoekman

Message From Mrs. Hoekman

Hello Class! I miss all of you and wish we were meeting in person but we will make the best of the situation that we are in and we will do our part to keep others healthy. All of the 8th grade science teachers across the district are working together to put together some science learning opportunities for you starting next week. I will be posting things in a NEW Google Classroom (Join code: c465fub). Until then (and anytime), check out some of my favorite science resources below (I will continue to add to this!). 

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is through email: hoekmanr@mustangps.org. I check my email frequently throughout the day and will respond ASAP. 
 
Science office hours are Fridays from 11am-12pm. I will send out a link on Google Classroom that you can use if you have anything you want to discuss with me or any questions you have.  

Science Resources I love

    -He is making 3 science videos a week. He explains things well and is entertaining.  My 3 boys really like watching his videos. 
 
    -I love these. Good information and well put together. 
 
    -This is a free online textbook and resource for science (and other subjects). For middle school science, choose Life Science, Earth Science, or Physical Science. You have done some of these in class. 
 
    -PBS offers some free videos. I would highly recommend any NOVA or Nature episode. I also highly recommend "the Polio         
    Crussade" and "Plastic Wars." There are great resources that explore the intersection of science and history.
     -search under science/nature and then follow your curiosity. I found "Eons" interesting and it ties into the last unit we covered in
      class. 
     - - This is a great series. Some topics that are especially relevant now. Gross Science 
 
5. Television-PBS is showing educational programming all day for students. I don't have cable and I get access (with an antennae, for me it is on channel 13). Check out their schedule.  
 
6. Kahn Academy - This is great for learning new content. Watch the videos a couple of times each until you are sure you understand the concept and could explain it to someone else. You could get a start on Biology for next year or just follow your curosity!
 
 
 
9. FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY!