Welcome to Mr. Orilio's 8th Grade Science classroom!

    Supply List

    These supplies should be brought to school and class everyday.

    • An organization method. This could be a single subject binder/folder for science only or a large binder with dividers for multiple subjects.
    • Pencils - wood or mechanical (pencils are preferred over pens for daily work)
    • Erasers (we all make mistakes)
    • Colored Pencils (we all like to color)
    • Pencil Sharpener (pencils and colored pencils break)
    • Pens (blue or black ink)
    • Notebook Paper
    • Earbuds that can be used with your Chromebook or computer

    Contact Mr. Orilio

    Email - justinorilio@johnston.k12.nc.us

    Phone - (919) 553-7500 x2261. My planning period is from 1:00-2:00.

    Text - sign up for Remind and send a text.

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         Send a text to 81010 with the message @oriliosci

    Or to sign up to receive emails:

         Send an email to oriliosci@mail.remind.com


    Class Assignments and Homework

    Class assignments and homework will be posted on my Google Classroom site. Copies of all assignments passed out in class will be available to view, download and print if necessary.

    Students can access the 8th grade science textbook online by using instructions located on Google Classroom.



    Tutoring for science will be offered before or after school by appointment only. If a student stays after school, they must be picked up promptly at 4:00 pm. Students wanting tutoring should use the sign-up form on Google Classroom.


    Curriculum – 8th Grade Science Essential Standards

    • Matter: Properties and Change.
      • 8.P.1 – Understand the properties of matter and changes that occur when matter interacts in an open and closed container. 

    • Energy: Conservation and Transfer.

      • 8.P.2 – Explain the environmental implications associated with the various methods of obtaining, managing, and using energy resources.

    • Earth Systems, Structures and Processes.

      • 8.E.1 – Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.

    • Earth History.

      • 8.E.2 – Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms.

    • Structures and Functions of Living Organisms.

      • 8.L.1 – Understand the hazards caused by agents of diseases that affect living organisms.

      • 8.L.2 – Understand how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms.

    • Ecosystems

      • 8.L.3 – Understand how organisms interact with and respond to biotic and abiotic components of their environment.

    • Evolution and Genetics

      • 8.L.4 – Understand the evolution of organisms and landforms based on evidence, theories and processes that impact the Earth over time.

    • Molecular Biology

      • 8.L.5 – Understand the composition of various substances as it relates to their ability to serve as a source of energy and building materials for growth and repair of organisms.


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    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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