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8th Grade Writing Prompt
1. Write a promotional piece encourage other students from John F. Kennedy Middle School to visit your class to view your class conduction a lab experiment.

2. From a scientific point of view, everything is made of matter. Since this is true, a person can have something in common with soup, aluminum can or even steam. Your friend does not seem to believe that what you are telling him or her is correct. He or she thinks humans only share commonalities with other humans. Writing Directions

Write an essay to your friend convincing him or her that they have something in common with every other object on Earth. Be sure to include the forms and states.

3. Mixtures can be classified as either homogenous or heterogeneous. This about the similarities and differences between these two classifications. Writing Directions
Write an essay that compares and contrasts homogenous and heterogeneous mixture. Be sure to include examples.

4. Patterns are found throughout the world. Some examples are the four seasons throughout a year, products in a grocery store, and the desks in your classroom. Henry Mosley recognized a pattern in the elements and arranged them so that they formed the Periodic Table we use today. Writing Directions

Write an essay explaining how the Periodic Table is organized. Be sure to include the terms atomic number, atomic mass, families, and periods in the explanation

5. Objects composed of just one element can be bought from Wal-Mart, a hardware store, or even a pharmacy. Your friend thinks that elements can only be found in the earth or in your science class. Writing Directions

Choose three objects that are composed of just one element that you could buy from Wal-Mart, a hardware store, or a pharmacy. Write a letter to your friend convincing them that elements can be found in stores and not just in the earth or your science teacher’s room.
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