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Please get a 1 subject college ruled 100-page notebook with 1 pocket by Monday 8/21. This will be used exclusively for science and be left in the classroom.  The 5-star notebooks work best and are preferred but the Stellar (at Office Max) or Yoobi (at Target) brand will also work. Please get one that is this style, though, the ones with the paper covers do not stand up over the schoolyear. If there is a financial problem please let me know.
 notebookyoobi notebookoffice max notebook
 
Week 1: 8/17-8/18
Welcome to 7th-grade science! 
Please bring your fully charged Chromebook to class daily. We will start using it on 
Friday 8/18.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Thursday 
(all classes - minimum day)
 
 
 
8/17 
 
 
 
 
  • Elephant's toothpaste
 
If you are absent:
  • You will be excused from the activity
  • Please get a 1 subject 100-pg college ruled notebook that will be used ONLY for science. Due by Monday 8/21
 
 
 
Friday
 (all classes)
 
 
8/18
  • Life Science Introduction (it will be shared with you on Google Classroom)
If you are absent:
  • Please complete the Life Science Introduction google form - only the questions with **
  • Please get a 1 subject 100-pg college ruled notebook that will be used ONLY for science. Due by Monday 8/21
 
 Important Dates:
  • Thursday 8/31 - Back to School Night
  • Thursday 8/31 - Minimum day
  • Monday 9/4 - Labor Day - No school
 

Recent Posts

RadioLab: From tree to Shining Tree -or- The Wood Wide Web

Listen to this podcast that ties in ecology to our next unit (photosynthesis and Cell respiration). You will never look at trees the same way.  Sketch what you think is happening in your notebook.  We will revisit your sketch at the end of our next unit to see if your model needs to be revised with everything you learn in this unit. 

Have a wonderful summer!  Enjoy your time off but be sure to keep up on all of the exciting things happening in Science and Technology

Sci Show: The Science Behind Genetically Modified Humans

This video clip goes hand in hand with the CRISPR - RadioLab podcast (Antibodies Part 1).  Students watched this in class on Monday 1/25 and listened to the podcast.  Students will write their January Journal article on what they learned while listening/watching.
 

RadioLab CRISPR podcast

We listened to this RadioLab Podcast in class on Monday 25.  Students will be writing their January Journal article on what they learned by listening to this.  There are 2 skips in the audio as there were a couple curse words that were delelted.
The January journal article is the homework for the week of 1/25 and due by Friday 1/29 at 3 p.m. It can be done on paper or on Google Classroom.

Amoeba Sisters: Incomplete and codominance

If you were absent on 1/14 or 1/15 watch this to explain the notes we did in class.

Amoeba Sisters: Sex Linked Traits

Watched in class on Thursday 1/14 (period 3 & 5) or Friday 1/15 (period 2,4,6) - Do Video recap w/s to go with it - it can be downloaded from my webpage.

Amoeba Sisters: Multiple Alleles and Blood Type

Watched in class on Thursday 1/14 (period 3 & 5) or Friday 1/15 (period 2,4,6) - Do Video recap w/s to go with it - it can be downloaded from my webpage.