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7th Grade Science

Welcome to 7th grade science!
 

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Cycling of Matter

Attached is an updated version of the Cycling of Matter Study Guide. Students will receive an updated copy. We will review Tuesday, 1/9 in class (students may make a reference guide) and the test is Wednesday, 1/10. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Game Plan for Week of 1/8 - 1/12

Monday:
-Student Holiday
 
Tuesday:
-Cycling of Matter Test Review (review attached and students have a copy)
*DMAC
 
Wednesday:
-Cycling of Matter Test
*DMAC (major grade)
 
Thursday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 8 Variations within Populations Intro
*Functional Feet
*Responding to Change (daily grade)
 
Friday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 8 cont.
*Enhancing Survival text reading pages 61 - 64
*Two Column Notes (daily grade)

Game Plan for Week of 12/18 - 12/22

Monday:
-WALL E and evaluation questions/essay questions
-Journey of an Atom (major grade)
*worked on in class from 12/7 - 12/15 and students were allowed to work on it at home as well
 
Tuesday:
-WALL E and evaluation questions/ essay questions (daily grade)
 
Wednesday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 8  Variations within Populations Introduction
*Functional Feet Notebook Entry
*Responding to Change Notebook Entry (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
-Brain Quest
 
Friday:
-1/2 Day
*Catch up/Uno if time

Journey of an Atom "story/comic"

Just a reminder that 7th graders are currently working on their Journey of an Atom “story/comic”. Today was our 4th day to work on it in class and we will continue to work on it tomorrow and Friday. Students have been informed multiple times that they may work on it at home as well. The “story/comic” is due Monday, 12/18. 
 
I have attached the rubric that students have had since 12/7. They may use their notes and diagrams as a resource.
 
Today I took a “milestone grade” (daily)- the final copy they turn in will be a major grade.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
 

Game Plan for Week of 12/11 - 12/15

Monday:
Journey of an Atom story/comic continued (day 3)
 
Tuesday:
UIL
*students at school will complete a consecutive graph
 
Wednesday:
Journey of an Atom "peer critique" (day 4)
*milestone check (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
UIL
*students at school will have opportunity to work on story/comic
 
Friday:
Journey of an Atom "final day to work on in class" (day 5)
*story/comic major grade
 

Updated Game Plan for Week of 12/4 - 12/8

Added Unit 2 Vocabulary Test on Wednesday, 12/6
 
Monday:
Continuation of Nitrogen Cycle:
-aquatic environment
-diagram (daily grade)
-video
-application to labs
 
Tuesday:
Water Cycle
-diagram (daily grade)
-video
-application to labs
 
Wednesday:
-Sum/wrap up 3 cycles and activities
-Unit 2 Vocabulary Test (1st 30 words)
*major grade
*students have had list since 1st week of school
*Mrs. Wilkins had students check for list on 11/30
 
Thursday:
Atom POV Story/Comic Day 1
-plan and work on "draft"
 
Friday:
Atom POV Story/Comic Day 2
-plan and work on "draft" (milestone check...daily grade)
 
**Story/Comic completed product will be a major grade

Game Plan for Week of 12/4 - 12/8

Monday:
Continuation of Nitrogen Cycle:
-aquatic environment
-diagram (daily grade)
-video
-application to labs
 
Tuesday:
Water Cycle
-diagram (daily grade)
-video
-application to labs
 
Wednesday:
Sum/wrap up 3 cycles and activities
 
Thursday:
Atom POV Story/Comic Day 1
-plan and work on "draft"
 
Friday:
Atom POV Story/Comic Day 2
-plan and work on "draft" (milestone check...daily grade)
 
**Story/Comic completed product will be a major grade
 

Game Plan for Week of 11/27 - 12/1

Monday:
-Forest Biodiversity Activity
 
Tuesday:
-Effects of Biodiversity Activity (daily grade)
-Biodiversity Two Column Notes Due (daily grade assigned on 11/15)
 
Wednesday:
Introduction to Unit 2 Lesson 7 Cycling of Matter
-Notebook Entry
-Diagram of Compost Bin/Decaying Seeds/Aquarium Lab (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
-Carbon Cycle and application (daily grade)
 
Friday:
-Nitrogen Cycle and application (daily grade)

Updated Game Plan for 11/13 - 11/16

Due to several factors we've had to update our game plan for this current week:
 
I will not be on campus Thursday, 11/16 and Friday, 11/17. Graphing activities will be left with the substitute and will be daily grades . Activities must be completed and turned in by the end of each class period.
 
Monday:
-Biodiversity Summaries from ScienceSaurus pages 124 - 128 (daily grade)
 
Tuesday:
-Forest Biodiversity Game and Questions
 
Wednesday:
-Read page 48 and complete Two Column Notes (daily grade)
-Catch-up Time
 
Thursday:
-Boat Consecutive Graph (daily grade)
*coordinates graphed, picture colored and then taped onto a piece of construction paper
 
Friday:
-Owl Consecutive Graph (daily grade)
*coordinates graphed, picture colored and then taped onto a piece of construction paper

Game Plan for Week of 11/13 - 11/17

I will not be on campus Thursday, 11/16 and Friday, 11/17. Graphing activities will be left with the substitute and will be daily grades . Activities must be completed and turned in by the end of each class period.
 
Monday:
-Read page 48 and complete Two Column Notes (daily grade)
 
Tuesday:
-Forest Biodiversity Game and Questions
 
Wednesday:
-Effect of Biodiversity on an Ecosystem Activity
 
Thursday:
-Boat Consecutive Graph (daily grade)
*coordinates graphed, picture colored and then taped onto a piece of construction paper
 
Friday:
-Owl Consecutive Graph (daily grade)
*coordinates graphed, picture colored and then taped onto a piece of construction paper

7th Grade School Supplies

7th grade students need a “core supply box” to keep with them as they cycle through their classes. This enables them to work on a broad variety of activities for all their classes and limits the expense of duplicate items for multiple classes.  The supply box/pouch needs the following items: 

  • glue sticks
  • map pencils
  • scissors
  • markers
  • pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • pens
 

Many students have either not purchased their supplies, have lost their supplies or simply have used up some of the items. 

Please check with your student to see what items they may or may not have. 

Thank you so much! 

7th Grade Team

Game Plan for 11/6 - 11/10

Monday:
-Teacher Inservice
 
Tuesday:
-Energy Pyramid Folded Model (daily grade)
 
Wednesday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 5 Flow of Energy ("Food Chain") Review
*Review passed out on Friday, 11/3
*Review attached
*Students may make a 1 page "reference guide" to use on test
 
Thursday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 5 "Food Chain" Assessment (major grade)
 
Friday:
-Introduction to Unit 2 Lesson 6 Biodiversity
*What is Biodiversity Lab

End of 2nd Six Weeks

Good morning!
 
This Friday, November 3rd, is the last day of the 2nd 6 Weeks. Please check Skyward for any missing assignments. If a student wishes to retest on the “Biome” test they must do so by Wednesday afternoon.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
 
Juli Wilkins
7th Grade Science

Gameplan for 10/30 - 11/3

Monday:
-Intro to Unit 2 Lesson 5 Flow of Energy
*card sort
 
We will also discuss DMAC test from previous week
 
Tuesday:
-Review food chain basics
-Create food chain list from food web (daily grade)
 
Wednesday:
-Energy Efficiency Lab
*conclusion questions 1 - 6 will be assigned as homework (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
-Text reading pages 42 - 43
*conclusion questions 1 - 3 will be assigned as homework (daily grade)
-Two Column Notes (daily grade)
 
Friday:
-Marine Energy Pyramid
-Diagramming Flow of Energy

Updated Gameplan for 10/23 - 10/27

We've had to adjust our gameplan.
 
Monday:
-Ecoregion Poster
 
Tuesday:
-Color code Ecoregion Map (daily grade)
-Ecoregion Research due (daily grade)
 
Wednesday:
-Ecoregion PowerPoint
-Ecoregion Notes
-Ecoregion Venn Diagram - homework (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 4 "Biome Test" Review
*Students may make a "reference guide" to use on the test
*students received copy of review last week
 
 
Friday:
-Unit 2 Lesson 4 "Biome Test" (major grade)