Mr. Harnack's 8th Science

Phone: (319) 688-1210


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Mr. Adam Harnack

Welcome to 8th Science! My name is Adam Harnack and I am one of the 8th grade science teachers here at North Central Junior High. 

In 8th grade science, students will be utilizing Amplify Science curriculum in order to investigate real-world phenomena through the use of hands-on labs and digital simulations. Students are required to bring their charged Chromebooks to class every single day in order to fully participate in daily lessons. The units covered in 8th grade include: Force & Motion, Light Waves, Ocean/Atmosphere/Climate, Weather Patterns, Earth's Changing Climate, Natural Selection, and Evolutionary History. 

If students are absent (or have extended absences) every assignment is posted on our Google Classroom. Absent students may continue to participate in lessons and activities by following daily directions posted on our Google Classroom.

I have high expectations for all students. As a science educator, it's my focus to provide an educational environment that cultivates respect, critical-thinking, and personal accountability. I truly love teaching science and it's my goal to impart that passion to future generations of students.

Contact Information: E-mail is the best way to get a hold of me. My e-mail is:

“Science is more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking; a way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility." -Carl Sagan (1996)