2016-17: 8th Grade
Science Directory ...
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Week 1
8/29 - 9/2
“Getting to Know You”


Day 1 Welcome:ppt
Me Myself & Science:
Video Library for Wk1: click here

Popcorn Lab Powerpoint: View / download

District Syllabus & Parent/Student Info:pdf
Citizenship Rubric:pdf
Student Syllabus: pdf
Student Notebook: pdf
Me Myself & Science:pdf

Email Me for Monday Night for extra credit!
or egillum@sandi.net
Parent / Student info sheet Due: Thursday
Girls bring in a lab t-shirt by Thursday

Suggested science notebook or folder due Fri
Signed Safety Booklet due Friday.
POPCORN Donations welcomed & appreciated!

...........................8th Grade CA State Science Standards: Investigation and Experimentation
..............................................Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:

1. Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.
2. Evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of data.
3. Distinguish between variable and controlled parameters in a test.
4. Recognize the slope of the linear graph as the constant in the relationship y=kx and apply this principle in interpreting graphs constructed from data.
5. Construct appropriate graphs from data and develop quantitative statements about the relationships between variables.
6. Apply simple mathematic relationships to determine a missing quantity in a mathematic expression, given the two remaining terms
....................... (including speed = distance/time, density = mass/volume, force = pressure × area, volume = area × height).
7. Distinguish between linear and nonlinear relationships on a graph of data

Additional Notes

Week 2
Measuring Metric &
The Scientific Metho
Thursday Night is Open House!
Picture Day is Friday!

Popcorn PPT & Videos:View / download
Lab Safety: ppt
OPEN HOUSE PPT: View / Download / pdf
OPEN HOUSE Handout: pdf
ABC's of Science: view /download / pdf
Video Library: click here

Popcorn Results: Pd 2 / pd3 / pd4 / pd 5 / pd6
Smile Lab/LengthyLimbs Lab: pdf
Smile Lab results:pd2 / pd3 / pd4 / pd5 / pd6
Lab Safety:pdf

Lab Day: Block day 1 : Girls bring in your lab shirts
Popcorn lab due next Monday
Smile Lab Due Block Day2 due next Monday
Lengthy Limbs Due Blk Day2 ndue next Monday
Picture Day is Friday 9/9 during your PE class Watermelon: Donations welcomed & appreciated!

Week 3
Watermelon Lab &

ABC's of Science Final Exam

Watermelon Video:
Video Library: click here

Watermelon Handout: lab

Popcorn Lab&Smile/Lengthy Limbs Lab DUE Mon9/12
Watermelon Lab due block day 2
ABC's, Safety &Sci Method Quiz Block Day 2
You may use your little book!
Matter: pre-assessment exam Friday
.........................................CA State Standards : Structure of Matter:
..........................Each of the more than 100 elements of matter has distinct properties and a distinct atomic structure.
.................. .................All forms of matter are composed of one or more of the elements. As a basis for understanding this concept:
1.Students know the structure of the atom and know it is composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.
2. Students know that compounds are formed by combining two or more different elements and that compounds have properties that are different from their constituent elements.
3. Students know atoms and molecules form solids by building up repeating patterns, such as the crystal structure of NaCl or long-chain polymers.
4. Students know the states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) depend on molecular motion.
5. Students know that in solids the atoms are closely locked in position and can only vibrate; in liquids the atoms and molecules are more loosely connected and can collide with and
.................. move past one another; and in gases the atoms and molecules are free to move independently, colliding frequently.
6.Students know how to use the periodic table to identify elements in simple compounds.
Additional Notes

Week 4 Sept 19-23
Chp2: Properties of Matter & Density
Holt BLUE Book: Pg 34-57
Chp 2 Video Library: click here

lect1 Matter: download ppt/ppt online / pdf
lect2:Density: download ppt / ppt online / pdf

FALL Syllabus: CHP 2,3,4:pdf
Chp2: lect 1 AND 2:pdf
Density Labs: pdf
Gummy Bear Lab: pdf

READ: Blue Holt Book: Chp2 pg 34-57 pdf
Little Book Chp2 (in case you lose yours): pdf
Little Book Chp2 Due on Mon Sept 26

Week 5 : Sept 26-30
Chp3: States of Matter 
Holt BLUE Book:Pg 58-79

Chp 3 Video Library: Click here
It's Ice Cream Week!

Chp3: Lect 1: download ppt/ ppt online / pdf
Chp3: Lect 2:download ppt / ppt online / pdf

Ice cream: download ppt/ppt on line /video/ppt
Slime:download ppt/ppt on line /video /ppt

extra credit: Crushing(Phy/Chem change) lab : site: click here
Virtual Lab: why do things float:here

Chp3: Lect 1: Four States of Matter :pdf
Chp3: Lect 2:Changes of State: pdf
Lab: Ice Cream Matters & Slime Matter: pdf

Extra Credit: Physical/Chem Crushing Lab with Virtual Density lab : pdf

READ: Blue Holt Book: Chp3 pg 58-79: pdf
Little Book Chp3 (in case you lose yours): pdf
Little Book Chp3 Due on Mon Oct3

Week 6: Oct 3-7
Chp 4:Elements Compounds & Mixtures
Holt Blue Book: Pg 80-
Chp 4 Video Library: click here
Chp 2,3 & 4: Study Guide: pdf
Virtual Matter Review: pdf / doc

Chp4:Lect 1: download ppt/ ppt online / pdf Chp 4:Lect1 :pdf
Lab: Slime Matter & Ice Cream Matters: pdf
Lab: Chemical/Physical Change/ Bolt Lab: pdf
Lab: Messing with Mixtures: pdf
READ: Blue Holt Book: Chp4:80-103: pdf
Little Book Chp4 (in case you lose yours): pdf
Lab/ Lecture Notebook Cover sheet:
Little Book Chp4 Due on Mon Oct7

Week 7: Oct 10-12
Chp 2,3 & 4: Study Guide: pdf

FINAL EXAM: Chp 2-3-4


Monday: Review Jeopardy In class
Block Day1: Final Exam: Chp 2,3,4
................ WED: 5&6

Virtual Matter Review: pdf / doc
Chp 2,3 & 4: Study Guide: pdf


Lab/Lecture Notebook for Chp 2,3,4 DUE on Test Day BEFORE SCHOOL Tues:PD 2,3,4 Wed: PD 5&6.
You will be able to use ALL 3 little books on the final exam!

Week 7 & Week 8:
Oct 12-14 / 17-21

Chp12 Atoms: Video Library: click here
Chp13 Periodic Table Videos: click here

Chp12:Lect1:download ppt / ppt online / pdf
Chp13:lect1: download ppt / ppt online / pdf
  Little Book Chp12/13 (in case you lose yours): pdf
Chp 12: reading (do not print!): pdf
Chp 13 Reading:(do not print!): pdf

......................................8th Grade CA State Science Standards: The Periodic Table
Periodic Table:  The organization of the periodic table is based on the properties of the elements and reflects the structure of atoms.
1. Students know how to identify regions corresponding to metals, nonmetals, and inert gases.
2. Students know each element has a specific number of protons in the nucleus (the atomic number) and each isotope of the element has a different but specific number of neutrons in the nucleus.
3. Students know substances can be classified by their properties, including their melting temperature, density, hardness, and thermal and electrical conductivity.

......................................8th Grade CA State Science Standards:Chemical Reactions
.........Chemical Reactions: Chemical reactions are processes in which atoms are rearranged into different combinations of molecules.
1. Students know: Reactant atoms and molecules interact to form products with different chemical properties.
2. Students know: The idea of atoms explains the conservation of matter: In chemical reactions the number of atoms stays the same no matter how they are arranged, so their total mass stays the same.
3. Students know: Chemical reactions usually liberate heat or absorb heat.
4. Students know: Physical processes include freezing and boiling, in which a material changes form with no chemical reaction.
5. Students know how to determine whether a solution is acidic, basic, or neutral

Games & Puzzles!

Atomic Structure
   * Jefferson Lab's "Element Math Game" -
guess the number of protons, neutrons, &
electrons in an atom
    * Quia's "Atomic Structure Jeopardy" -
play with 2 people or against yourself
   * Quia's "Atomic Structure Hangman"
    * DragonFly TV's Nanobots:
Practice opposite charges

Chp 13 Video Library: click here
Chp 14 Video Library: click here additional videos here

Rock Candy Extra Credit Fun : PDF

Periodic Table of Elements
   * School of Element Game: Sort the elements into their family!
    * "The Periodic Table of Comic Books" - Relax, sit back, and read through these entertaining stories involving the elements.
   * Name the Elements Quiz: List as many
of the elements as you can in 10 minutes!
Stinks & Bangs: Match the elements by family.
    * Quia's "40 Element Symbols" -
Matching, Flashcards, Concentration
    * Quia's "Element Hangman" -practice
matchingthe element symbol with its name
    * Quia's "Periodic Table Jeopardy"
    * Quia's "Element Battleship"
    * Quia's "Element Scavenger Hunt" -
use two web sites to answer the questions

Bonding & Compounds
    * Glencoe Science: Chapter 5: Combining Atoms and Molecules
Match valence electrons & Lewis dot structures.
* Glencoe Science - Virtual Lab: How can a molecular
model be built?
    * Glencoe Science - Interactive Tutor:
Combining Atoms & Molecules Matching
* Glencoe Science - Concentration Game:
Chemical Bonds & Atomic Structure
click on : Concentration Game
    * DragonFly TV's Nanobots: Practice opposite charges
- ionic bonds!!!

Chemical Reactions
   * Four Types of Chemical Reaction Animations: A tutorial of the 4 types of reactions
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=AP13004      Endothermic & Exothermic Videos
http://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/cim05 _pg90_endotherm/cim05_pg90_endotherm.html
Glencoe Science - Interactive Tutor: Chapter 8 -
Chemical Reactions
Glencoe Science - Vocabulary eFlashcards:
Chemical Reactions
Quia's Types of Chemical Reactions: Rags to Riches
      Nova's Fireworks: read about combustion, a fifth type of reaction, and how its responsible for fireworks
      Nova Virtual Lab on Combustion & Fireworks
      Chem Balancer - try to balance the chemical equations by choosing the correct coefficient

Additional Notes
Week 9: Oct 24-28
Chp 14: Chemical Bonding
Chp 15: Chemical Reactions

Chp 14 Video Library: click here additional videos here

Chp 15: Video Library: here
Rock Candy Extra Credit Fun : PDF

Chp14:Lect1:download ppt/ppt on line / pdf
Chp14:Lect2:download ppt/ppt on line / pdf
Chp15:Lect1&2:download ppt/ppt on line/pdf

All videos for these powerpoints are in the video library.
They will NOT PLAY in the powerpoint

Chp14:Lect1&2: pdf
Chp15:Lect1&2: pdf

Flame Lab: pdf
Chp14 & 15:Little Book: pdf
Chp14:reading (do NOT print): pdf
Chp15:reading (do NOT print): pdf

Week 10: Oct 31- Nov 4
Cabbages in Chemistry
Chp 16: Acids & Bases

Chp 16 Video Library: here

Chp16:Lect1:download ppt/ppt on line / pdf
Alien Juice Lab Site: click here
Additional Sites to help! click here
Little Bk Site: click here
Cabbages in Chemistry Lab Packet: pdf
Chp16:Lect1: pdf

Chp16:Little Book: pdf
Chp 16: reading: pdf


Week 11: Nov 7-10
Final Exam Chp: 14,15,16
Block Day 1

No School Wed: Veterans Day Nov 11

Week 12: Nov 16-20
GPS Week

We need parent helpers!! Please contact
Mrs Gillum if you can help!!
No Homework over Thanksgiving Vacation!
Additional Notes

Week 13:Nov 28-Dec 2:
Generation Beyond
Orion Habitat competition

Generation Beyond Links:
Video Challenge: Challenge Checkpoints: here Click on Get Started
Deep Space Exploration: here
Choose your Mission:
Mars / Bennu / Jupiter
Document with numerous video links of Habitat Designs. Download Document During the next 2 weeks the students will be designing their Orion Habitat for the Generation Beyond competition. Work time will be provided in class. The project is DUE Tuesday Dec 15th by 7:30am
Week 14: Dec 5-9:
Generation Beyond
Orion Habitat competition

Additional Information: here
International Space Station information:
ISS Main Elements:pdf
Design of the ISS Habitable Modules: pdf
Reference Guide of the ISS: pdf
Recyling Air & Water on the ISS:pdf

Week 15: Dec 12-16:

Holiday Rock Candy
Extra Credit Fun : PDF

Generation Beyond videos due to Mrs G by 7:30 am Tuesday Dec 13    
No Homework over Winter Vacation!

.....................................................8th Grade CA State Science Standards
Earth in the Solar System (Earth Sciences):
The structure and composition of the universe can be learned from studying stars and galaxies and their evolution..
a. Galaxies are clusters of billions of stars and may have different shapes.
b.The Sun is one of many stars in the Milky Way galaxy and that stars may differ in size, temperature, and color.
c. Know how to use astronomical units and light years as measures of distances between the Sun, stars, and Earth.
d. Stars are the source of light for all bright objects in outer space and that the Moon and planets shine by reflected sunlight,
....... not by their own light.
e. Know the appearance, general composition, relative position and size, and motion of objects in the solar system, including planets,
.......planetary satellites, comets, and asteroids.

Space Games
Glencoe Virtual Lab – What are the dimensions of the solar system? http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_
Virtual Flight Through the Solar System
Astronomical Distance Calculator http://janus.astro.umd.edu/astro/distance/
Planet Information
* NASA's Solar System Exploration http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm
* Rader's Cosmos For Kids - Solar System http://www.cosmos4kids.com/files/solsyst_intro.html
* Brainpop.com – Space http://www.brainpop.com/science/space/
* National Geographic Solar System Info http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system
* Nineplanets.org http://nineplanets.org/
* NASA Space Place Solar System Game http://www.spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/solar-system/game.shtml
Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party http://vimeo.com/4505537
SPACE: Websites with tons of stuff
* NASA's Space Place http://www.spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/games.shtml
* BBC's Space Games http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/
* NASA's Solar System Games http://science.nasa.gov/kids/kids-solar-system/
* OLogy's Astronomy Page http://www.amnh.org/ology/astronomy#channel
* Windows to the Universe Games http://www.windows2universe.org/games/games.html
* Amazing Space Online Explorations http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/
* Kid's Astronomy http://www.kidsastronomy.com/fun/index.htm
* Quia's Space Games http://www.quia.com/shared/search
Specific activities
* Discovery Channel's Mission Control Game http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/nasa/mission-control/mission-control.html
* Glencoe Virtual Lab: Phases of the Moon http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES22/ES22.html
* Glencoe Virtual Lab: Star Classification http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES24/ES24.html
* Glencoe Virtual Lab: Dimensions of the Solar System http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/E28/E28.html
* Discovery Channel's Solar Symphony Game: Match the planet with its symphony! http://science.discovery.com/tv/space-week/solar-symphony/solar-symphony.html
* Solar System Trading Cards: Collect all of the planets! http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/trading/
* "8 Planets & a Dwarf" Space Sudoku http://www.windows2universe.org/games/sudoku/sudoku.html
* Quia's Planet Who Wants to be a Millionaire http://www.quia.com/rr/151395.html
* Quia's Sun Battleship http://www.quia.com/ba/140389.html
* Quia's Phases of the Moon Games http://www.quia.com/jg/1195600.html
* Quia's Space Jeopardy http://www.quia.com/cb/38857.html
* Solar System Memory: Put the planets in order http://science.discovery.com/interactives/memory/solarsystem/solarsystem.html
* Space Sense: How much do you know about space? http://www.windows2universe.org/games/space_sense_intro.html
* Surfing the Solar System: An online treasure hunt http://www.astrosociety.org/education/surfgame.html
* Zooming in from space to quarks: Molecular Expressions http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html
Life Cycle of a Star: Online video http://www.pa.msu.edu/~baldwin/carol/Lifecycleofstars.swf
Lecture notes/Labs ec printing
Additional Notes

Week 16: Jan 3-6:

Robotic Hand Week : Lab Handout: here    

Week 17: Jan 9-13

Mission: Space Eploration: Week 1 : click here
Little Book for this section: here

Personality Test Link:
Click here

Week 18: Jan 16-20

Mission: Space Eploration: Week 2 :click here


Week 19: Jan 23-27

Mission: Space Eploration: Week 3: click here
HR Diagram Lab Handout: pdf


Week 20: Jan 30-Feb 3

Mission: Space Eploration: Final Exam
Start Physics & Fly Your Ride: Engineering Drawing: pdf
..............................8th Grade CA State Science Standards: PHYSICS
1. The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position.
As a basis for understanding this concept, students know:
a. position is defined relative to some choice of standard reference point and a set of reference directions.
b. average speed is the total distance traveled divided by the total time elapsed. The speed of an object along the path traveled can vary.
c. how to solve problems involving distance, time, and average speed.
d. to describe the velocity of an object one must specify both direction and speed.
e. changes in velocity can be changes in speed, direction, or both.
f. how to interpret graphs of position versus time and speed versus time for motion in a single direction.
2. Unbalanced forces cause changes in velocity.
As a basis for understanding this concept, students know:
a. a force has both direction and magnitude.
b. when an object is subject to two or more forces at once, the effect is the cumulative effect of all the forces.
c. when the forces on an object are balanced, the motion of the object does not change.
d. how to identify separately two or more forces acting on a single static object, including gravity, elastic forces due to tension or compression in matter, and friction.
e. when the forces on an object are unbalanced the object will change its motion (that is, it will speed up, slow down, or change direction).
f. the greater the mass of an object the more force is needed to achieve the same change in motion.
g. the role of gravity in forming and maintaining planets, stars and the solar system.
Week Powerpoints / Videos
additional notes for understanding
Lecture notes ec printing
Additional Notes

Week 21: Feb 3-10:
Chp 5: Force & Motion

Video Directory
for Chp 5 & 6 powerpoints:
click here

Lect1: Distance,Time, Speed: ppt to watch / download / pdf
Lect2:Forces: ppt to watch / download / pdf

Video Directory for Chp 5 & 6 powerpoints: click here
Additional reading for greater understanding of graphing: pdf
position timegraphs_notes:pdf speed timegraphs_notes:pdf

Chp 5 & 6 Unit Syllabus :pdf
Lect 1: Distance,Time, Speed: pdf
Lect 2: Forces:pdf

Brain Pops: Chp5:pdf
What IS the Speed of Dark: Video

Little Bk Chp5: pdf
Chp5 Reading: pdf
additional help for your little books:
speed/time graphs: pdf
Position graphs: pdf
additional reading for explanation: pdf

Week 22: Feb 13-16:
Chp 5: Force & Motion
No school Friday Feb 17
Video Directory for Chp 5 & 6 powerpoints: click here

Lect 3: Friction: watch /download/ pdf
Lect 4: Gravity: Watch /download / pdf
Please note powerpoints will show they are a different lecture number. The NAME is correct the number is different.
Video Directory for Chp 5 & 6 powerpoints: click here
position timegraphs_notes:pdf speed timegraphs_notes:pdf
Motion Graphs/Motion Math: powerpoints: here

Lect 3: Friction:pdf
Lect 4 : Gravity: pdf

Labs: Bubble Gum Physics / Acceleration: pdf
Lab: Speed Machines: pdf

Week 23: Feb 21-24:
Flying Car Building
No school Monday Feb 20

Lecture: Bernoulli's Principal! Watch/ download  
Wk 24: Feb 27-Mar 3
Chp 6: Newton's Laws
Video Directory for Chp 5 & 6 powerpoints: click here

Video Directory for Chp 5 & 6 powerpoints: click here
position timegraphs_notes:pdf speed /timegraphs notes:pdf
Lecture 5: Newton's 1st/3rd Laws: watch / download /pdf
Lecture 6: Newtons 2nd: watch / download / pdf
Lecture 7: Forces:watch / download / pdf
Please note powerpoints will show they are a different lecture number. The NAME is correct the number is different.

Lect 5:Newtons 1/3 law: pdf
Lect 6:Newtons 2nd law: pdf
Lect 7:Forces: pdf
Links for Little Book Chp 6 Web page Work:
What is Newton's Second Law of Motion? Virtual Lab: here
Watch these videos and then answer the questions in Little Bk:
Newtons 1st law: http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/11278/sec11819_256k.asf
Newton’s 2nd Law: http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/11278/sec11820_256k.asf
Newton’s 3rd Law: http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/11278/sec11821_256k.asf
Newton's Laws Video Assignment: Use the 3 videos above to complete the 11 questions The 3 videos are a total of 5 minutes all together.

CHp6 reading Chp6: pdf
Chp6 Little Bk:copy
: pdf
Wk 25: Mar 6-10
Roller Coaster Webquest
Roller Coaster Week:
for webquest: click here
Roller Coaster Pdf Handout: here  
Wk 26: Mar 13-17
Final Exam: Physics
Final Exam    
Wk 27: Mar 20-24
Wind Turbines / Hovercraft
Wind Turbines: Transforming Energy
ppt to watch/ ppt to download/ ppt pdf
Wind Turbines: Transforming Energy HO: here


No Homework over Spring Break! Happy Vacation!
Powerpoints / Handouts/Worksheets Additional Notes- ec printing
Wk 28: April 3-7
Organic Chemistry
Video Library: here

Mon: Lect 1:  Organic Chemistry: ppt watch / download
Tue/Wed:Blk 1:Lect 2: Biomolecules:ppt watch/ download
Wed/Thu: Blk 2: Lab: Knot your average yeast lab Day1
Friday: Finish Knot your average yeast lab:Cook pretzels
Additional Organic Chem Reading: pdf

Organic Chem Syllabus: pdf
Lect 1: Organic Chemistry Lect notes: pdf
Lect 2: Biomolecules: Lect notes: pdf
Lab: Knot your average yeast lab: pdf

Chp 16: Carbon Book Project: pdf
The writing for the Carbon Book Project IS TO BE TYPED!!

Additional Reading to help! pdf

Wk 29: April 10-14
Monday: 4:30-6:30

Organic Chemistry
Video Library: here

Mon:Lect3:Drawing BioMolecules:ppt to watch / download
.Tue/Wed: Labs:Fats & Starches:pdf    
Wed/Thu: Blk 2: MakingButter:pdf  Carbon Bk work time
Fri: Computer Time: Carbon Book Project

Lect 3: Drawing BioMolecules: pdf
Chp 16 Carbon Little Bk DUE NEXT- Monday
Labs:Fats & Starches & MakingButter:pdf
Final Exam Cheat Sheet: pdf


Wk 30: April 17-21
OChem Final Exam

2L Bottles!
(Empty Soda Bottles!)

Mon: Organic Chem Jeopardy!
Tues/Wed: Organic Final Exam
All Classes: Lecture/Lab notebk due Tues: 7:30
Review Videos: Click here

Carbon LB Due MON by 7:30amNotebook DUE TUES by 7:30
Final Exam Block Day1:
All Classes: Lecture/Lab notebk due Tues: 7:30
Review Videos: Click here

Additional Reading to Help!

Chp10: pdf
Chp11: pdf
CHp16: pdf

Week 31 April 24-28
CAST State Testing:

CAST State Testing: Block Day 2 CAST State Testing: Block Day 2  
Week 32 Solar Cars Solar Cars information:
Powerpoint: click here
Gear Ratio: click here
Week 33      
Week 34      
Week 35      
Week 36      
REMEMBER: If you are sick, you are to contact me THE DAY you return for make up work.
All labs & lectures must be completed even if you were sick on the day we did it.
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