7th Grade Science

 

First day of school:

Please make sure that your student comes prepared and ready to work. Materials and uniforms can be purchased through the office during summer hours. For more details please contact the Main Office at 571-5827. I will provide your student with a 3 hole punched composition notebook for Science that will be graded monthly for completeness. At the start of 2nd Semester I will hand out a new Science composition notebook, since our 1st semester notebook will have run out of pages.

1st Semester:

We will cover Matter, its properties and how it interacts with the world.  The properties and interactions we will be specifically looking at are Density, the phases of matter, pure substances vs. mixtures, chemical reactions, and how matter and energy interact. There will be a lot of hands on lab activities, that will involve elements from the Periodic Table and chemicals (some of which are dangerous and require safety precautions).  Note:Students will not be assigned a daily homework worksheet, however that does not mean that they do not have homework. Daily homework is to read over the notes taken over the course of the last week or two for at least 10 minutes each night.

 

2nd Semester:

Students will be focused on the Ecology, more specifically: living and non living things, ecosystems, food webs, and trophic levels. Once we are done learning about Ecology, students will be focusing on organism adaptations, limiting factors, natural selection, and genetics. 2nd semester will be much more project based with less lab activities. Note:Students will not be assigned a daily homework worksheet, however that does not mean that they do not have homework. Daily homework is to read over the notes taken over the course of the last week or two for at least 10 minutes each night.