The first week of science was very productive. Students explored lab safety by participating in a series of 8 stations that required writing, drawing, organizing, watching/listening, and reading. The science safety quiz scheduled for Friday 7/14 will take place on Monday 7/17. Students are encouraged to keep using the review quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3khz4x
. In addition to exploring lab safety with stations students did another series of activities on kinetic and potential energy. We also had our first lab.
This upcoming week students will continue learning about kinetic and potential energy.
Friday all 7/1 students will take an interpreting data quiz that assess their ability to look at and USE given information in science charts, science graphs, and science diagrams. Since this is an assessment based on the application, there is not a study guide/review quizlet.
This week’s science homework will give me a chance to-get to know the unique and special personalities on our 7/1 team. Student will be given large index card. They will need to list the title of three movie trailer I can watch on you tube in order to learn something about them. Next to the title listed on the index card students will need to write a complete sentence that tells me why the trailer is reflective of who they are. Completed high quality indexcards will be due on Friday.
All 7/1 students will need to return the Flinn science safety contract with Monday's graded safety quiz attached by Friday as well.
***Science homework will almost always post to weebly on Sunday and is due by Friday. Since work posts on Sunday and you have several days to find and make time for science success, due dates and grading is firm.
Hello and welcome to 7th grade science! We have many exciting activities to complete in the 2017-2018 school year. Yes, we will be working very hard each and everyday. We will be successful. We will work well together and we will have fun. As a mature 7th grader you will be expected to make choices to ensure your personal success. This upcoming week you need to proactively plan to complete the following homework assignments:
1. Kinetic energy classic quiz brainpop sent directly to my Wake county email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your score must be 7 out of 10 or higher to count as done. (Many successful students carefully watch the short video, practice their understanding using the review quiz and then take and submit their classic quiz. I would recommend this learning strategy.)
2. Potential energy classic quiz brainpop sent directly to my Wake county email email@example.com. Your score must be 7 out of 10 or higher to count as done.
3. Ski trip kinetic and potential energy fill in the blank analysis.
4. Take the 7th grade lab safety quiz on Friday. Use the following quizlet as a study tool. https://quizlet.com/_3khz4x
***Science homework will almost always post to weebly on Sunday early in the day and is due by Friday. You are expected to review your weekly obligations and make time to complete your science homework. Each assignment will be scored as either a 100-completed to expectations or zero-not completed to expectations. Science work done outside of school will never require a lot of time, but I expect the time spent on science review to be focused/free of distractions so you
Powerschools has been updated-2 homework assignments and a classwork grade that reflects 4 assignments completed between 5/1 and 5/12 each at 25 points.
Friday May 19th all 7/1 students will be taking their last science unit test on the Human Body. Monday and Tuesday I will be using classtime to study with students in school.
Science homework for this week: Watch the digestive brainpop/take the classic quiz/submit your results to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the following safeshare video selections to review sexual/asexual reproduction and ameoba/euglena/paramecium. Links are provided below. While watching the selections please record 5 main take away statements, This will be the last "DE" assignment
https://safeshare.tv/x/ss591712500b296 sexual and asexual
https://safeshare.tv/x/ss591715e6ca554 what is a protist
Reminder:Check my smartblock list. I have assigned people to a specific day.
Interim went home on Friday. Please review/sign/return to school and let me know if you have any questions. Several new grades will be entered next week. Continue to monitor powerschools.
This week's science homework: Watch/complete the classic quiz/submit scores for Urinary system brainpop and respiratory brainpop. Watch the following Discovery Education video Genes, Genetics, and DNA 24:13 and record on a sheet of notebook paper 8-10 take away statements. Brainpop quiz scores need to be done by 7:30am Friday 5/12. Discovery Ed needs to be turned in on or before class Friday 5/12. In school homework support will be offered Tuesday during smartblock and during lunchtime Tuesday and Wednesday.
Body waste connectionidahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season11/body_waste/facts.cfm
Powerschools has been and will continue to be updated. Interims will be sent home on Friday May 5th.
All 7/1 students are working on an in school Human Body project. Students have had two class periods and groups have signed up for a smartblock to continue and complete the project. As each group works they have the grading rubric so they are completely aware of what will be scored. The grade will post in the 40% category.
This week's science homework was started in school on Friday. 7/1 students need to read and add 10 connection statements to the circulatory reading that was handed out Friday. The connection statements should "link" the article content to either the circulatory brainpop and/or the circulatory station that was completed earlier this quarter. This week's Discovery Education end of year review video segments are in one video-weather 17:59. While watching the review video please record 8 to 10 take away statements. I am grateful for the review investment effort most 7/1 have demonstrated. Prior to the May 24th science final I will be using 4 classperiods to study with students in school. Please encourage either your son or your daughter finish strong.
Most of the "loose ends" in powerschools have been taken care of. Please review your son's or daughter's scores and let me know if you have a specific question. Interims will be sent home the first week in May.
Monday 7/1 students will be completing a series a stations designed and implemented to introduce students to the main human body systems we will now study in detail. The series of stations each had a model, a video of real organ function, and an interactive website about the body system. The station exploration assignment is worth a classwork grade-5 days at 20 points each. Please ask you son or daughter about their score. I review their work daily and note each day's points on their work accountability sheet.
Friday April 28th 7/1 students will be taking the 7th grade common assessment entitled, human body interpreting data quiz. Although challenging this assessment score should score A or B, all the answer are on the quiz in charts, graphs, diagrams.
Homework this upcoming week will require students to watch and submit the graded quiz for the circulatory system. In addition, students will need to do this week's Discovery Ed video review/notes on the following topics: Mechanical energy 1:05, work 4:25, Real world science: simple machines 15:12, and conclusion :30. All of this week's homework is due at the beginning of class on Friday. In school support with this week's homework will be offered on Tuesday during smartblock.
The science final is May 24th.
MANY 7/1 students have missing grades in powerschools. A zero is recorded until the work is completed. I did update the information in powerschools Thursday-genetic unit test part one, genetics unit test part two, genetics review crossword and review punnett squares.
Due Friday at or before 7:30 am-watch the brainpop entitled-Human body. Submit the graded quiz. Score must be 7 out of 10 or higher.
Due by Monday 4/24 (some may wish to do this over the weekend)-watch the following first quarter review video segments in Discovery Education-Friction 7:19, Calculating average speed 5:06, Roller coasters 4:07, Electricity 3:59, Energy transfer 2:21 and Constant speed 5:23. On notebook paper identify the video segment and bullet 3 take away understandings.
In school support for the completion of the DE review assignment will be offered this week during my Tuesday and Thursday smartblocks.
Powerschools has been updated for last week.
Please note: all 7/1 students have a large unit test on Thursday 4/13. Several in school study support options will be offered this week. All students on the team should view the Bill Nye video entitled Genes. The video does an excellent job reviewing SEVERAL important key concepts. Viewing the video in school was offered last Friday during smartblock and will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday. All students need to attend a session.
During class on both Tuesday and Wednesday I will be doing teacher directed test review. Full/active participation will help understanding, please encourage this at home. Monday classwork needs to be completed before joining review games.
2 homework sheets will be handed out to provide students the chance to practice punnett squares and recall of key genetics concepts. They will both be due Thursday 4/13. Engaging the sheets independently or with a peer are their intentional purpose.
Complete the Pedigree introduction/practice worksheet. Due on or before 7:30 am on Friday 3/31.
In school support for the completion of this week's homework will be offered during smartblock on Monday or Tuesday-you can not attend both sessions. Are you struggling to understand Pedigrees? Attend a remediation lesson being offered during smartblock on Thursday or Friday-you can not attend both sessions.
Send me a blank email from your Wake count email-subject line should say, benchmark feedback. Due on or before 7:30 am on Friday 3/31
Watch the follow Discovery Education video that reviews 3rd quarter material. Complete the follow up worksheet that will be handed out in class on Monday. Due on or before 7:30am on Friday 3/31. In school support for the completion of this week's homework will be offered during smartblock on Monday or Tuesday-you can not attend both sessions.
Watch the sex determination brainpop and send the graded quiz on or before 7:30 am on Wednesday 3/1.