Anahuac Middle School

...Please see the NEW PICKUP/DROP OFF PROCEDURES FOR AMS on the AMS News feed...Check the AMS Events Calendar for upcoming events!...
Juli Wilkins » 7th Grade Science

7th Grade Science

Welcome to 7th grade science!
 

Recent Posts

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)

Game Plan for Week of 10/23 - 10/27

Monday:
-Ecoregion Venn Diagram (daily grade)
-Review for U2L4 "Biome" Test
*Review will go home Friday, 10/20
 
Tuesday:
-U2L4 "Biome" Test (major grade)
 
Wednesday:
*Intro to U2L5 Flow of Energy
-Food Chain Card Sort
-Food Web Diagram
 
Thursday:
-Energy Efficiency Lab
 
Friday:
-Conclusion questions for Energy Efficiency Lab (daily grade)
-Reading from text pages 42-43
-Two Column Notes (daily grade)
 
 
 
 

Game Plan for Week of 10/16 -10/20

Monday:
-6 Week Test (major grade)
*Safety, What Allows Life to Exist, and Dichotomous Keys
*Students will receive review on Wednesday 10/11
 
Tuesday:
-Climograph (daily grade)
-Color Code Biome Map (daily grade)
 
Wednesday:
-Climograph Analysis Questions (daily grade)
-Plant/Biome Match
 
Thursday:
-Ecoregion Research
 
Friday:
-Group Ecoregion Poster
-Biome/Ecoregion Match
-Color Code Ecogregions
 

Game Plan for Week of 10/9 - 10/13

Monday:
No school for students- "Parent Conference Day"
 
Tuesday:
-Biome Brochure Construction Day 1
 
Wednesday:
-Biome Brochure Construction Day 2
 
Thursday:
-Biome Brochure Construction Day 3 (milestone check at beginning of class 6 of 12 requirements needed major grade)
 
Friday:
-Biome Brochure Construction Day 4 (final product major grade)

Game Plan for Week of 10/2 - 10/6

Monday:
*Venn Diagram of 2 Microhabitats (major grade)
 
Tuesday:
Intro to Unit 2 Lesson 4 Biomes
*Abiotic and Biotic Journal Entry
*Biome Card Sort
 
Wednesday:
*Text Reading pages 28 - 31
*Two Column Notes (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
*Day 1 Biome Research
 
Friday:
*Day 2 Biome Research (daily grade)
 
 

Please Check Skyward

End of 1st Six Weeks is this Friday, 9/22. Please check Skyward for any missing assignments/tests. I have input all assignments/tests turned in.
 
Students will turn in their Microhabitat Observation Day 1 activity tomorrow.
 
Also, if your student did not take the Dichotomous Key Test yesterday or needs to retest they must do so by 4:00 Friday, 9/22.

Game Plan for Week of 9/25 - 9/29

Monday:
Unit 2 Lesson 3 Continued:
*Soil sample collection
 
Tuesday:
*Berlese Funnel Experiment
 
Wednesday:
*Teacher Inservice Day
(students have no school)
 
Thursday:
*Debrief Berlese Funnel Experiment (daily grade)
 
Friday:
Mrs. Wilkins out
*Consecutive Graphing Activity (daily grade)