This May we will begin our investigation into the world of invertebrates. We will begin with the study of the classification system. The students will participate in several hands-on activities including an invertebrate classification lab, and 3 dissections. In order for students to dissect, they must be passing science with a 70% or higher, and they cannot be missing any assignments pertaining to the dissections.
With the start of the 4th quarter, I will no longer be accepting late assignments. This is to help prepare the students for 8th grade and for the upcoming dissection unit. The dissections move fast and if students are not keeping up with the work that helps prepare them for dissections, they will not be allowed to dissect. They will work on an alternate assignment
In the event of a school cancellation, please click on the e-learning link on the right side of this page for the day's assignment and instructions.
Daily/Weekly Assignments, labs, tests and quizzes.
Here you can find scheduled homework assignments, upcoming labs, projects we are working on, tests, and quizzes. I use Google Classroom to deliver material and assignments to the students. There, they can find documents and daily class activities. In case of an absence, students can log into Google Classroom from home in order to stay current on class activities.
Monday, May 13th thru Friday May 17th
- Invertebrate skills- Due Tuesday 5/14
- Sponge/Cnidarian Skills- Due Wednesday 5/15
- Worm Skills - Due Thursday 5/16
Monday, April 22nd thru Friday, April 26th
- DNA skills and offspring due Tuesday, 4/23
- Genetics study guide is due on Thursday, 4/25. IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATE. IT MUST BE HANDWRITTEN NOT TYPED!
- Genetics test is Friday 4/26.
Monday, April 8th thru Friday, April 12th
- One-trait punnett squares and DNA decoded is due on Wednesday 4/10.
- Punnett Square story problems is due Thursday, 4/11.
- Chromosome skills due Friday 4/12.
Monday, April 1st thru Friday, April 5th
- Dominant and Recessive skills-due Tuesday 4/2
- Dominant/recessive survey graphs-due Friday 4/5
Monday March, 18th thru Friday, March 22nd
- Mendel and His Peas- Due Monday, March 18th
- Dominant and Recessive skills due Thursday, March 21st
Monday, March 6th thru Friday, March 15th
4th quarter begins on Monday, March 18th. This quarter I will not be accepting any late work unless a student was absent.
The students are working on the Hela Cell debate project. Presentations are due no later that Monday, March 18th. They will not be accepted after this date.
Tuesday, March 6th thru Friday, March 9th
This week the students will watch, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." This will help prepare the students for the Hela cell project. They will begin the project on Thursday, March 8th. This will be an in class project.
Monday February 25th thru Thursday, February 28th.
This week is parent teacher conference on 2/27 and 2/28. Please click the link above to sign up.
This week we are focusing on the use of Hela cells. We will take a closer look at cancer cells as well.
- Cinch Cancer Cells- Due Tuesday, 2/26
- Devil Fights Back- Due Thursday, 2/28
- Immortal Woman- Due Tuesday, March 4th
Tuesday, February 19th thru Friday February 22nd
We are focusing on the animal cel, its organelles and functions. This will prepare us for our upcoming genetics unit. This week the students are working on and in-class cell analogy project. This project is due on Monday 2/25.
Monday, February 4th thru Friday, February 8th Volcano test is Friday, February 8th
- All e-learning assignments are due by Wednesday 2/6 in order to receive credit.
- Volcano study guide is due Thursday 2/7.
Monday, January 28th thru Friday, February 1st
Friday is a 10:35 dismissal!!!
- Rock cycle, e-learning assignment is due no later than Friday, February 1st in order to get credit.
- Buried by Lava, e-learning assignment is due no later than Tuesday, February 5th in order to get credit.
Tuesday, January 22 through Friday, January 25th
- Ash lab is due on Thursday, January 24th.
- Rock Cycle Cinch is due on Friday, January 25th.
Monday, January 14th thru Friday, January 18th
- Nyiragongo paragraph is due Tuesday, 1/15
- Viscosity lab and Sleeping Giant are due Thursday, 1/17
- Volcano Types are due Friday, 1/18.
Monday, January 7th thru Friday, January 11th
- Are scientists at fault? Due Wednesday, January 9th
- Volcano skills- due Thursday, January 10th
Monday, December 3rd thru Friday, December 7th.
This week we will be starting our earthquake resistant houses. The students will be getting a study guide this week for the upcoming earthquake test. The test is scheduled for Thursday, December 13.
- Earthquakes-Cinch is due Tuesday 12/4.
- Periods 7, 8 and 9- P/S lab is due Tuesday 12/4.
- Seismograph lab is due Friday 12/7
- Earthquake study guide is due Wednesday, December 12th. THIS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATE!
Tuesday, November 27th thru Friday, November 30th
- Earthquake myths are due Thursday, 11/29
- P/S lab due Friday
Monday, November 19th thru Tuesday, November 20th
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! No school Wednesday thru Friday!
- Earth's Interior Interactive-due Tuesday, November 20th.
Monday, November 11th thru Friday, November 16th
We have started our investigation into the world of earthquakes and plate tectonics.
- Earth's inside is due Wednesday, 11/13 (This will not be accepted late)
- Plate Puzzles Due Friday, 11/16.
- Convection lab is Monday, 11/19.
Monday, November 5th thru November Friday, November 9th. This week we will wrap up our plant unit with our group plant behavior presentations. All assignments from the plant unit are due no later than Wednesday, November 7th. Next up, we will begin investigating plate tectonics and earthquakes.
- Plant presentations due Tuesday, November 6th.
- Earth's Interior skills due Monday, November 12th.
Monday, October 29th thru Friday, November 1st.
This week the students are working, in class on their plant behavior presentations. They are running experiments with green beans and pumpkins to study plant behaviors. There will be no homework this week.
Monday, October 22 thru Friday, October 26th
This week the students will go to the STEM Lab to create plant cell models, using the 3-D pens.
- Microscope lab is due Monday, 10/22
- World's Deadliest Garden due Friday 10/26
Monday, October 15th thru Friday, October19th. Friday is a 10:35 dismissal. Friday is also the last day of the 1st quarter.
This week we will continue studying plants. We will learn about the importance of bees in the reproduction process of flowering plants, and take a look at plant cells under the microscope.
- Save the Bees- Due Wednesday, October 17th.
This week we start our investigation into the plant the world. On Monday the students will begin growing green beans, radishes, and pumpkins. They will be observing plant parts and plant behavior.
- Intro to Plants- Cinch is due Thursday 10/11
- Graphing assignment is due Friday, 10/12
Monday, September 24th thru Friday, September 28th
Map Testing is this week on Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast!!!
- Metric Skills are due Tuesday 9/25
- Graphing skills are due Friday 10/12.
Monday, September 17th thru Friday, September 21st.
We will continue practicing our use of the Scientific Method this week. The students are participating in a distracted driving lab. We will also begin reviewing the Metric System this week. The students will be participating in the Metric Olympics. May the closest estimates win!
- Distracted driving lab is due Thursday, 9/20.
- Metric System skills due Friday, 9/21.
Monday, September 10th thru Friday, September 14th
This week we will wrap up our Scientific Method notes and begin to put our skills into practice. The students will be participating in the gas lab and reaction time lab.
- Scientific Method skills due Wednesday, September 12th. THIS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATE!
- Gas lab write-up is due Thursday, September 13th
- Reaction Time write up is due Tuesday, September 18th
We will be reviewing lab safety. The students will get a tour of the science lab on Friday 8/24. The students will be creating lab safety blooper presentations.
- Signed contract is due Wednesday, August 29th. This must be signed in order to participate in labs.
- Lab safety test is Tuesday, September 4th. Students must pass with a 90% or higher in order to participate in labs.
- Lab safety presentations are due Friday 9/8.
- Coding lesson one is due Monday 9/10.
What Is Science? Science is a means of acquiring knowledge using observation skills and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena. In other words it is a way to figure out why things happen the way they do in the world around us. As we journey through the 2018-2019 school year we will be doing just that by conducting scientific investigations, making observations, analyzing data, testing predictions, and drawing conclusions, which will ultimately allow us to make important contributions to the scientific process.
Topics to be discovered
Science Processing Skills Plants Earthquakes/plate tectonics The Cell Genetics
Lab Safety and Equipment Volcanoes Invertebrates The Eye
Additional needed materials There is no textbook for this class, all necessary information will be provided by me in the form of notes, readings, diagrams, and other handouts. A majority of these things will be found on the iPad, in Google Classroom. I do require a folder for any materials that will be on paper.
Tips for success in 7th grade science
- Create a section in Good Notes. FOR SCIENCE ONLY!
- Pay attention and take good notes.
- Study for tests and quizzes.
- If you do not understand something, ask me for help.
- Help each other.
- Read and follow all directions.
- Always put forth your best effort.
- Contribute! (it counts for 10% of your final grade).
Often time students are too concerned with getting the right answers on the first try however, when doing science being wrong is the best thing to be because when you are wrong you have the opportunity to learn new information.