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Experiments (With Parent Supervision)
Science Songs and Games
PBS Kids
Back to School
USA Test Prep
Science Games
8th Grade Science

Coach Cheek


Coach Cheek has taught for six years and joined the Malakoff Middle School in 2012. She taught Writing, Reading, Math, and Social Studies before beginning Science.


Coach Cheek graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology in 2004 and a Master of Social Work in 2005 from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2008, she graduated from Stephen F. Austin with her Master of Education Administration.


EC-4 Generalist
4-8 Generalist
Principal Certificate

Dear students,

Welcome to my class. I am very excited to be at Malakoff Middle School, and I am excited about all of the experiments and learning that we will accomplish.

I have uploaded some of my favorite science videos that pertain to the 8th grade TEKS. One of them was created in one of my former classes.

Malakoff Middle School Videos
Science TEK Videos
8th Grade Science TEKS
8th Grade Science TEKS

(1,2,3,4) Scientific investigation and reasoning.

(5) Matter and energy. The student knows that matter is composed of atoms and has chemical and physical properties.

(A) atoms
(B) protons and valence electrons
(C) Periodic Table
(D) chemical formulas
(E) evidence of chemical reactions
(F) chemical equation

(6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy.

(A) unbalanced forces
(B) speed, velocity, and acceleration
(C) Newton's law s

(7) Earth and space
. The student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

(A) Earth's rotation
(B) lunar cycle
(C) Moon's and Sun's effect on ocean tides

(8) Earth and space. The student knows characteristics of the universe.

(A) stars, nebulae, and galaxies
(B) Sun
(C) wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum
(D) light years
(E) universe

(9) Earth and space. The student knows that natural events can impact Earth systems.

(A) plate tectonic theory
(B) crustal features
(C) topographic maps and satellite views

(10) Earth and space
. The student knows that climatic interactions exist among Earth, ocean, and weather systems.

(A) convection within the atmosphere and oceans
(B) high and low pressures
(C) role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems

(11) Organisms and environments. The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems.

(A) producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships
(B) organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for factors
(C) short- and long-term environmental changes affect organisms and traits
(D) recognize human dependence on ocean systems

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