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August 28, 2005

August 29th-September 2nd

Aug 29th:
Characteristics of living and nonliving
Read pages 18-21
Graded notebook Quiz and lab safety quiz will be given back.

Aug 30th:
Needs of living and nonliving things
Mind map on characteristics of living and nonliving.(Markers required)
H.W:Is it alive? Due:September 7th

August 31st:
Organization of life powerpoint
Flow chart
Students will create a Four tab book on cells, tissue ,organs and systems.

September 1st:
Cell organelle and its functions
2 column notes
DEAR

Septembet 2nd:
Cell analogies sheet
Click on the link below
Download file
Who am I riddle?

Posted by Kulkarni at 10:45 AM

Homework: Aug 29th and 30th

Aug 29th:
Vocabulary for Chapter 1 due.

Aug 30th :
Paper towel project due.

H.W: Is it Alive?
Objectives: Student's understanding of living and nonliving characteristics.
To assess students understanding they will write a letter to NAS, using facts they learned in class. They will have to prove that the thing they stumbled on in the fields, is alive.

Click on the link below to find the "Is it alive?" sheet.
Download file

Posted by Kulkarni at 10:25 AM

August 23, 2005

August 23-26th

August 23rd:
Microscope Mania
Students worked at different stations observing under microscope, identifying mystery pictures, using hand lens to observe water and identifying the parts of the microscope.

H.W: Review guide for the Quiz..

August 24th:
Review metric conversion
Complete the microscope crossword puzzle.
Will go over the review guide

August 25th:
Quiz
Vocabulary for the chapter(Homework if not completed in class)
DEAR

August 26th:
Characteristics of Living and nonliving

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:36 PM

August 21, 2005

Paper Towel project

To reinforce the scientific method students will work on a paper towel project. Students have a week to work on the project. The project is due on August 30th. Students will turn in the project sheet for a grade.

Below is the link for the project sheet.


Download file

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:22 PM

Absent on Friday

If you were absent Friday click on the link below and complete the functions of the parts of the microscope. The microscope functions can be found on page 802 of the text.


Download file

Posted by Kulkarni at 03:31 PM

August 16, 2005

Wish List

Parents, thank you for your contributions.

If you would like to contribute more, we’re in constant need of paper towels and Clorox wipes. Other special Wish List items are old tennis balls and color printer paper . Thank you for your generosity!

Posted by Kulkarni at 09:00 PM

August 10, 2005

Course Description

This year, students will engage in research and inquiry activities that include experimentation, data analysis, and real world issues relevant to science and technology.

Seventh grade science will focus on the study of the characteristics of living things and the cycles and interactions between living things and their environments.

Academic class periods have been extended to include time to also develop reading skills in the content areas.
The seventh grade science curriculum, as defined by the Cobb County School District (CCSD), includes the following Power Standards:

The learner will
utilize science process skills to engage in scientific inquiry.
recognize and utilize the SI System of measurement.
recognize the cell as the basic unit of life and describe the structure and function of its major components.
demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the systems of the human body.
explain and illustrate how genes work together to create the traits of a living thing.
explain the methods biologists use to name and classify living things for the purpose of communication and study.
explain interactions between organisms and their physical environments.
explain that change over time is evident in the past and current diversity of organisms found on earth.
Visit the CCSD website (http://www.cobbk12.org) to view the complete list of curriculum standards. Select the PICASSO link on the right margin of the page. Stay on the Parents tab and select science from the list, finally choose 7th grade.

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:12 PM

Expectations

The seventh grade policies and procedures apply to all science classes.
Safety is a primary concern in the science lab and students need to be well behaved.
Students will sign a safety contract as a part of our safety unit during the first few weeks of school. Students who do not follow directions and obey safety guidelines during lab activities may not be allowed to continue the activity for the day. A lowered grade should also be anticipated for the activity. During outdoor learning experiences, students are also required to obey all classroom safety rules and guidelines.
Students are expected to reserve a section of their binder for their science notebook that includes science notes, lab reports, and other activities. Your teacher will give directions for organizing your work. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a neat science notebook. Quality work is desired and expected. Periodically during the year items from the notebook may be selected to save in a portfolio.

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:10 PM

Grading

Grades will be determined using the following guidelines:
Tests, Major Projects 40%
Classwork, Activities, Labs, Quizzes 50%
Homework assignments 10%

Time at home will be required to preview material, complete projects, finalize lab reports, read the textbook, learn vocabulary and content, and review for tests. These items will not be included in the 10% portion of the grade even though many of these things should be done at home (outside of class time).

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:08 PM

Absences

Students are responsible to make up any missed class assignments or tests when absent. Make arrangements with your teacher when you return to class for a time to make up tests or lab activities. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with your teacher if you have any concerns about assignments.

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:07 PM

August 09, 2005

Welcome!

Welcome to my new 7th grade Life Science Blog!


I am excited about the opportunity to be your child's teacher and look forward to a productive school year. Let's work together to make this the best year ever!

Posted by Kulkarni at 05:29 PM

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