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Become a Miller Creek Environmental Ambassador - This special Miller Creek volunteer award is for students who find a problem in our environment and then make an action plan to help to solve it. This ...more

Extra Credit!

  1. Extra Credit Opportunities:

    1. Read Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Fill out a worksheet for each chapter completed.
    2. Fill out an unused Proactive Privilege card. (Schulist Only. Please read ...more

Science Competitions

Below are science competitions, which give an opportunity for my outstanding students to challenge themselves to do real science, investigate, innovate, and with the guaranteed opportunity to learn ...more

Textbook Online

To access the online 8th grade science textbook, go to Prentice Hall


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Ten Ways Parents can support their 8th grade science student...

1. Recognize, accept, and celebrate your child's unique talents, ways of learning, and their "quirks"....

(Have Growth Mindset. My mindset - Every student is a potential "A" student...)

2. Let them ...more

Science News and Information

April and May, 2016

What are we studying? Ask your child about:

  1. Forces and Motion! We are building cars and newton scooters, analyzing bicycles, creating graphs of motion, calculating speeds in our ...more

Michael Schulist

Homework DUE Wednesday, September 20

Please watch this 5 minute video


Then answer this question in your science journal:


Based on what you learned in the video, describe how we used a scientific process to learn what was inside of the Magic Box.

Welcome to Science with Mr. Schulist

Welcome to Science with Mr. Schulist

Welcome to 8th Grade Science 2017-18

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to the wonderful world of science in M-5 at Miller Creek. As I begin my 25th year of teaching, I am more excited than ever about teaching students to learn about ...more

Science Supply Wish List

During the course of the year in 8th grade science, we use a number of simple materials for labs, activities and experiments. We would greatly appreciate donations of any of the supplies listed ...more

Thank You CAN DO!

Your support of the Dixie Can Do Foundation is greatly appreciated! Their support allows the amazing technology we make use of in the classroom (Smart Board, projector, MacBook Pro computers, great tech support), The Miller Creek Jazz Combo and many other clubs, and money for the supplies that are used to run my science class. Click here to learn more and make a donation!

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The Miller Creek Jazz Combo

The Miller Creek Jazz Combo performs and records jazz at events in Marin County. Our goal is to have fun learning to improvise, play, and understand jazz and funk music. Check out music, videos and pictures here.


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Whoosh Bottle 2017!

Can you figure out what is going on in the whoosh bottle? Watch closely!

Science Journal

Hydrogen Balloon on Fire

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Science in the News Online Links

Science Daily - Use the link for the most complete collection of science in the news articles

Science For Kids - A great source for more simplified articles.

DogoNews - Interesting and simplified science articles.  - This site allows you to adjust the reading level of articles. A great way to simplify concepts if needed!

Science News For Kids - Great articles from science news, but simplified

Medical News -  - For health related news. Be sure to use news articles (scroll down) and not informational articles. - Use this link to easily create a bibliography. 

Easy Bib Exploration - View a screen cast about using Easy Bib

Supplies for 2016-17 School Year

  1. One Spiral Notebook (8.5 by 11 in. only please) with 100 - 200 pages of binder paper, with a pocket to hold loose papers.

  2. One Folder with pockets for loose papers (Mrs. Woods’ and Mr. Lunde’s class ...more

Science YouTube Channel

Visit the Miller Creek 8th Grade Science Youtube site!

You will find:

1. The best videos for each area of curriculum we cover

2. Videos made right here in our classroom

3. Element Infomercial Videos

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Links to Element Information