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Welcome back, everyone!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing holiday break with your friends and families.  I wish you all the best in 2018!!!  
 
Topics that will be covered during the second semester include:  mapping the Earth's surface, atmosphere, weather and weathering, ecosystems and biomes, plants and the human body.  We have been hard at work planning many activities for you and we are looking forward to sharing new content during our instructional time this quarter.  Spring will be here before we know it!  GO WILDCATS!!!
 
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

I want to thank each and every one of you for a wonderful school year!  I have enjoyed being your science teacher.  Also, I really appreciate the gift cards and other treats, but I'll absolutely cherish your cards and notes filled with kind words.  Thank you again.  Enjoy a restful summer!

5/23

Hello!  The science grade recovery test will be offered tomorrow and Friday ONLY (during class) for those students who are eligible and request to take the test.
 
Also, science books should be coming home as the locker clean-out begins tomorrow!

5/22

Hello!  The end of the school year is quickly approaching, but we still have several topics left to cover in science class. 
 
Some students may need to finish a reading guide on the endocrine system.  Please bring your book to class on Wednesday.  I'll be collecting WildCat passes tomorrow!

5/18

Friendly reminder that the science benchmark will be administered on Monday and Tuesday next week.

5/16 *** Year-end Items

Hello, everyone!  Please bring your 8th grade textbook to class on Friday.
 
Here are some important year-end dates to keep in mind:
 
May 21-22 District Science Benchmark administered during science class
23- Endocrine System
24- Reproductive System (these are reading guides that go with textbook)
28- Memorial Day Holiday
29-30 Incredible Human Machine video
31- last day (1/2 day)

7th Grade Textbook

You will need to bring your 7th grade textbook to class everyday beginning tomorrow, May the 4th.  We will be using it daily for a our body systems project.  This booklet will count as our last major grade for the fourth quarter.

Test Information (4/30)

RELATIONSHIPS, DIVERSITY & MATTER CYCLES IN ECOSYSTEMS TEST CONCEPTS

7th Grade Accelerated Science

 

Review:

All notes/ activities/ lab information in Science Binder

 

Textbook reference:  7th grade book pgs.144-149, 382-389, 406-415, 442-445, 446-451

 

Objectives:

  • Define heredity as the passing of genetic instructions from one generation to the next generation
  • Compare results of uniform or diverse offspring from sexual reproduction using Punnett Squares
  • Describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs within marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Identify how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures, or soil composition
  • Explain how short- and long-term environmental changes affect organisms and traits in subsequent populations
  • Describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem
  • Describe how different environments support different varieties of organisms

 

Vocabulary:

 
  • Probability
  • Punnett Square
  • Phenotype
  • Genotype
  • Homozygous dominant
  • Homozygous recessive
  • Heterozygous
  • Producer
  • Consumer
  • Predator
  • Prey
  • Parasite
  • Host
  • Food chain
  • Food web
  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Biodiversity
  • Extinction
  • Habitat destruction
  • Natural selection
  • Variation
  • Behavioral adaptation
  • Structural adaptation
  • physiological adaptation

Due 4/23

Hi!  Some students did not turn in their WebQuest today which can still be turned in on Monday for most credit.
 
In addition, all students need to complete the "Cycles Matter Reading Guide" for Monday.
 
 

Due 4/20

Hello! Please complete the WebQuest titled: "Biodiversity and Adaptations to the Environment" for Friday.  Links from the assignment can be found in Google Classroom.

4/16

There is no science homework tonight...enjoy!  (However, some of you still owe me the genetics vocabulary and a foldable.)