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7th Grade Science

Welcome to 7th grade science!
 

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No tutorials Friday, 2/16.

As I have had no parents or students contact me about staying after school today to work on science- I will be leaving at normal time.
 
 
 
 

Game Plan for Week of 2/19 - 2/23

Monday:
Student Holiday
 
Tuesday:
Mock Math STAAR
 
Wednesday:
Mock Reading STAAR
 
Thursday:
Weathering, Erosion and Deposition Lab
 
Friday:
Changing Earth's Surface Two Column Notes (daily grade)

End of 4th 6 Weeks Approaching

This Friday, 2/16, is the last day for the 4th 6 Weeks. I will be off campus tomorrow, but will be available to students until 5:00 on both Thursday and Friday. All students are welcome to come see me if needed.
 
 
 

Game Plan for Week of 2/12 - 2/16

Please note that Friday, 2/16, is the last day of the six weeks.

I am at school Monday thru Thursday until 5:00- all students are welcome to come and see me.

Monday:
-Catastrophic Event Venn Diagram (daily grade)
 
Tuesday:
-Core Writing Sample
 
Wednesday:
-Catastrophic Event Reading and Writing Activity
*Mrs. Wilkins not on campus
 
Thursday:
-Introduction to Unit 3 Lesson 2 Weathering, Erosion and Deposition
*Ice Wedging Day 1
 
Friday:
-Ice Wedging Day 2 (daily grade)

Game Plan for Week of 2/5 - 2/9

Monday:
-Unit 2 CBA Review
*students received a copy of review in class on 2/1 and 2/2
*if student loses review they will be responsible for printing a second copy
*due to large number of graphs and charts students are allowed to make a reference guide to use on the CBA- up to 2 pages of notebook/copy paper
 
Tuesday:
-Unit 2 CBA (major grade)
 
Wednesday:
Introduction to Unit 3 Lesson 1 Catastrophic Events
-Notebook entry
-Impact of flood, hurricane and volcano activity 
 
Thursday:
-Catastrophic Events reading (text pages 79 - 82)
-Foldable Model (daily grade)
 
Friday:
-Seedling Lab
-Scientific Method Template (daily grade)
 

Game Plan for Week of 1/29 - 2/2

Monday:
-Crab Lab (daily grade)
 
Tuesday:
-Wrap up Unit 2 Lesson 8 with a class discussion
-Wrap up Unit 2 Lesson 9
*Population of Mice (group activity...daily grade)
 
Wednesday:
-Inservice
 
Thursday:
-Unit 2 Vocabulary Test Review
 
Friday:
-Unit 2  Part 2 Vocabulary Test (major grade)
*students have had vocabulary list since first week of school
*tested words are: food chain thru natural selection
*students took Part 1 prior to Christmas
*students may take with a group or independently
 

Game Plan for Week of 1/22 - 1/26

Updated Monday, 1/22/18
 
Welcome back from our extended break!
 
Today we did some "house keeping" and catch up in class. Tomorrow they will do a very simple research assignment on variations within populations with a peer.
 
Our "Game Plan" for next week, 1/22 - 1/26:
 
Monday:
-Bat Comparison Summary (daily grade)
 
Tuesday:
-Reading and Writing for Science (daily grade)
*I will be off campus
 
Wednesday:
Introduction to Unit 2 Lesson 9
-Bird Beaks
-Bird Beak Investigation Lab (daily grade)
 
Thursday:
-Natural Selection Reading pages 69-70
-Two Column Notes (daily grade)
 
Friday:
-Concept Attainment Quiz and Practice Questions(daily grade)
*I will be off campus

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)