Mrs. Michelle Faucett

Phone: 919-934-4696

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - University of Illinois - Chicago Masters in Business Administration - University of Phoenix

Mrs. Michelle Faucett

Welcome to 8th Grade Science!  I’m excited to be teaching at Smithfield Middle School this year.  I graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago where I received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and I also received an MBA from the University of Phoenix.  We are going to have a great year studying various topics in Physical, Life, and Earth Science and linking concepts to real world examples.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email

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  • Schedule 

    1st Block - 8th Grade Science (Bathroom Break)

    2nd Block - 8th Grade Sciene (Mask Break)

    3rd Block - Overtime (Bathroom Break)

    4th Block - 8th Grade Science

    5th Block - 8th Grade Science (Bathroom Break)

    6th Block - Planning

     

    Mondays - Cohort 1 - A Day

    Tuesdays - Cohort 1 - B Day

    Wednesdays - Asynchronous Learning

    Thursdays - Cohort 2 - A Day

    Fridays - Cohort 2 - B Day

  • Week of 1/25/2021

     

    Last week we started our Ecosystem Unit and covered basic topics related to ecosystems including biotic and abiotic factors, trophic levels, symbiotic relationships, and limiting factors.  This week, we will finish our Ecosystem Unit, learning about ecological pyramids and predator-prey relationships. 

     

    We will have an Ecosystem Unit test on Friday.

     

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS

    1) We will continue in remote learning this week.  No students will report to the school building until the week of February 1st.  Make sure to log in to your live Google Meet sessions on time and be prepared for each class.  The schedule can be found on the school website (Remote Learning Schedule for January 19-29, 2021) and in our Google Classroom.  

    2) We will return to Plan B (2 Cohort Model) the week of February 1st.

    3) Progress Reports will be available on Monday, February 8th.

      

    Parents/guardians and students received emails on Saturday summarizing student attendance, assignment completion, and current Science grade for the 3rd Quarter.  If you did not receive an email, please complete this Google Form so that we can make sure we have your correct contact information.

     

     

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  • Week of 1/18/2021

     

    Last week we completed our Ocean Unit and had our Unit Test on Friday.  This week, we will start our Ecosystem Unit.  We will cover basic topics related to ecosystems including biotic and abiotic factors, trophic levels, and limiting factors.

     

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS

    1) There will be no school for students or staff on Monday, January 18th in observance of the MLK holiday.

    2) We will continue in remote learning this week.  No students will report to the school building until the week of February 1st.  Make sure to log in to your live Google Meet sessions on time and be prepared for each class.  The schedule can be found on the school website (Remote Learning Schedule for January 19-29, 2021) and in our Google Classroom.  

      

    Parents/guardians and students received emails on Friday summarizing student attendance, assignment completion, and current Science grade for the 3rd Quarter.  If you did not receive an email, please complete this Google Form so that we can make sure we have your correct contact information.

     

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  • Week of 1/11/2021

     

    We had a good first week back at school last week.  We finished our Ocean Unit and had a Quiz on labeling the Ocean Floor on Friday.  This week, we will have many review activities and assignments related to our Ocean Unit so that students can prepare for the Ocean Unit Test on Friday.

     

    IMPORTANT REMINDER:  We will continue in remote learning this week.  No students will report to the school building until after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Make sure to log in to your live Google Meet sessions on time and be prepared for each class.  The schedule can be found on the school website (Remote Learning Schedule for January 4-15, 2021) and in our Google Classroom.  

      

    Parents/guardians and students received emails on Saturday summarizing student attendance, assignment completion, and current grade for the 3rd Quarter.  If you did not receive an email, please complete this Google Form so that we can make sure we have your correct contact information.

     

    We will have an Ocean Unit Test on Friday.

     

    Report cards for the 2nd quarter will be available in Parent Portal on January 11th. 

     

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  • Week of 1/4/2021

    Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone had a fun, healthy, and safe Winter Break!  I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get back to school and start the new semester!

     

    IMPORTANT REMINDER:  We will be in remote learning for the next 2 weeks.  No students will report to the school building until after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Make sure to log in to your live Google Meet sessions on time and be prepared for each class.  The schedule can be found on the school website (Remote Learning Schedule for January 4-15, 2021) and in our Google Classroom.  

      

    We will begin this week with a review of what we have learned so far in our Ocean Unit.  Then, we will continue our Ocean Unit by learning about Resources from the Ocean.  Our Ocean Unit test is planned for next week.

     

    We will have a Quiz on the areas of the Ocean Floor on Friday.

     

    Report cards for the 2nd quarter will be available in Parent Portal on January 11th. 

     

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  • Week of 11/30/2020

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break!

      

    This week, we will review our Water Units to prepare for a comprehensive test next week.  The test will cover all of our Water Topics (Water Properties, Hydrosphere, Water Cycle, Surface Water, Groundwater, Water Quality, and Water Pollution.

     

    We will have our Middle of the Year MAP Testing on Tuesday and Thursday this week during Blocks 1-3.

     

    Only 3 weeks left of school this grading period! 

    The grading period ends on Friday, December 18th.

     

     

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  • Week of 11/23/2020

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS

    Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24 are Remote Learning Days.

    • No students will report to the building
    • Live (Synchronous) Classes will be held.  Students should follow the Remote Learning Schedule posted in Google Classroom

     

    There will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday so we can celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.

     

    This week, we will finish our unit on Water Quality with a review of important Water Quality Indicators and review worksheets.

     

    Happy Thanksgiving

     

     

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  • Week of 11/16/2020

    This week in Science, we will start our unit on Water Quality and Pollution.

     

    On Monday and Tuesday, we will learn to predict the safety and potability of water supplies in North Carolina based on physical and biological factors, including:

    • Temperature
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • pH
    • Nitrates and Phosphates
    • Turbidity
    • Biological indicators

     

    Wednesday is our Asynchronous Learning Day and we will have the Virtual Career Fair.  Remember to ask your student what careers they learned about!

     

    On Thursday and Friday, we will learn how the good health of humans requires:

    • Monitoring of the hydrosphere
    • Water quality standards
    • Methods of water treatment
    • Maintaining safe water quality
    • Stewardship

     

    I can't believe that it is almost time for Thanksgiving break.  This quarter is flying by!

     

    I am looking forward to a great week with all of our students!

     

    REMINDER

    PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE 

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

     

     

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  • Week of 11/9/2020

    This week in Science, we will continue our exploration of surface water in the hydrosphere and prepare for our next unit about groundwater.  

     

    On Monday and Tuesday, we will work on a scavenger hunt to learn about River Basins in North Carolina and how we can all affect the quality of our water.  This assignment will be a Project Grade.

     

    We will not have school on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day.  Thank you to all who have served or are serving to protect our country.

     

    Thursday, we will start our Groundwater Unit and learn about 

    • Permeable vs. Imperable layers
    • Saturated vs. Unsaturated Zones
    • Aquifers
    • Wells
    • Springs and Geysers

     

    Remind your students to sign up for their preferred sessions for next Wednesday's Career Day.  Selections are due on Tuesday, November 10th.

     

    I am looking forward to a great week with all of our students!

     

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  • Week of 11/2/2020

    This week in Science, we will learn about the hydrosphere (all of the water on, below and above the surface of the earth) and surface waters.  We will also review the Water Cycle.

     

    Tuesday, November 3rd will be a remote learning day for all students.  Live sessions for all clasess will be held.

     

    We will have a quiz on the Hydrosphere, Water Cycle, and Surface Waters on Friday!

     

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  • Week of 10/26/2020

    This week in Science we will explore the properties of water and learn what makes it such a unique compound.  We will learn about:

    • Polarity
    • Capillary action
    • Surface tension
    • Solutions
    • Solvents
    • Specific Heat
    • Evaporation
    • Condensation
    • Buoyant force
    • Archimedes' principle
    • Density

    We will have a quiz on Friday!

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