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Week of February 24-28

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.

f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate

tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Monday:
The students will explain how plate movement causes volcanic eruptions. 
Tuesday:
The students will explain how plate movement causes earthquakes.
*Diamond Del Mining in house field trip
Wednesday:
The students will simulate how plate movements cause earthquakes in a graham cracker lab.
Thursday:
The students will review for the quiz on how plate movement causes volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
Friday:
The students will explore plate tectonics in a Gizmo learning lab. 
 
7th Grade Life Science
Standards:
S7L4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.
a. Construct an explanation for the patterns of interactions observed in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of the ecosystem.
b. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
Monday:
The students will review energy flow in an ecosystem.
Tuesday:
The students will explain the relationship between consumers, producers, and decomposers.
Wednesday:
The students will take an ecology quiz.
Thursday:
The students will explore snake adaptations in a Cobb Watershed demonstration.
Friday:
The students will explore how bees impact the ecosystem.
 
 

 

Week of February 17-21

Winter Break

 

Week of February 10-14

Diamond Del Mining in school field trip February 25th. Please send in the permission slip and $11.00 donation.

 

 Scientist project due 02/12/20

 AfricanAmericanScientistsandInventosResearchProject _2_.doc 

No School: February 17-21

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.

f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate
tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Monday:
The students will have class time to work on their projects
Tuesday:
The students will have class time to work on their projects
Wednesday:
Plate Tectonics Quiz
Thursday:
The students will play a game to review unit 5 standards.
Friday: 
The students who have completed their projects will play games of their choosing. 
 
7th Grade Life Science
Standards:
S7L4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.
a. Construct an explanation for the patterns of interactions observed in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of the ecosystem.
b. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
Monday:
The students will work on their scientist project.
Tuesday:
The students will work on their scientist project.
Wednesday: 
Weekly Common Assessment
Thursday:
The students will create an energy pyramid.
Friday:
The students who have completed their projects will play games of their choice. 

 

Week of February 3-7

Diamond Del Mining in school field trip February 25th. Please send in the permission slip and $11.00 donation.

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.

f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate
tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Monday:
Students will explore the pangaea, plate tectonics and the theory of continental drift.
Tuesday:
The students will determine if a set of clues supports the theory of continental drift.
Wednesday:
The students will use Gizmo learning labs to re-create panagea.
Thursday:
The students will complete an assessment covering plate tectonics. 
Friday:
The students will review plate tectonics including vocabulary and key concepts. 
 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards:

S7L5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.

c. Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, and extinction of organisms and their relationships to modern organisms.
Monday: 
The students will review for the upcoming evolution final exam.
Tuesday:
The students will review for the upcoming evolution final exam.
Wednesday:
The students will complete the unit exam for the evolution unit.
Thursday:
The students will complete activities on interdepence and organization.
Friday:
The students will complete a lesson review of organization. 

 

Week of January 27-31

Diamond Del Mining in school field trip February 25th. Please send in the permission slip and $11.00 donation.

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.

g. Construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.

fossils_evolution (1).pptx 

Monday: 

Explain how fossils are evidence of life long ago.

Fossils and Dinosaurs Reading Comprehension.pdf 

Tuesday:

Analyze pictures of fossils to draw conclusions about pre-historic life.

Evidence of Evolution On Level.pdf 

Wednesday:

Watch Fascinating Fossils and idenify trace and imprint fossils.

The Great Fossil Find.pdf 

Thursday:

Use pictures of animal bones to re-create a pre-historic animal.

Woolly Mammoth Reading Comprehension.pdf 

Friday:

Fossils quiz.

lesson 2 geo changes.pdf 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards:

S7L5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.

c. Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, and extinction of organisms and their relationships to modern organisms.
Monday:
The students will analyze evidence of evolution.
Tuesday:
The students will explore evolution using Gizmo learning labs.
Wednesday:
Analyze fossil pictures to draw conclusions about pre-historic life.
Thursday:
Evolution Assessment
Friday:

Flocabulary fossil lesson

 

 

Week of January 20-24

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.
a. Ask questions to compare and contrast the Earth’s crust, mantle, inner and outer core, including temperature, density, thickness, and composition.
Monday:
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday:
The students will complete a pre-test of the standards in Unit 5.
Wednesday:
Cobb Watershed water filtration demonstration.
Thursday:
The students will create a model of Earth's layer using candy. 
Friday:
The students will create a brochure describing the Earth's layers.
 
7th Grade Life Science
Standards:
S7L5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.
c. Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, and extinction of organisms and their relationships to modern organisms.
Monday:
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
Tuesday:
The students will predict a pre-historic creature based on pictures and clues. 
Wednesday:
Evolution Common Assessment
Thursday:
The students will explore natural selection using Gizmo learning labs.
Friday:
The students will analyze evidence of evolution.

Week of January 13-17

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.
Monday:
Explore how water water moves around the world. 
Tuesday:
Explore careers in marine biology.
Wednesday:
Water testing lab
Thursday:
Introduction of the Legends of Learning science computer game website. 
Friday:
Waves and currents common assessment
 
7th Grade Life Science
Standards:
S7L5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.
c. Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, and extinction of organisms and their relationships to modern organisms.

Monday:

Explore how fossils support the theory of evolution.

Fossils and Dinosaurs Reading Comprehension.pdf 

Tuesday:

Use pictures and diagrams of fossil record to analyze for scientist determine geologic age. 

Mammoth Fossil Found.pdf 

Wednesday:

Common assessment

Thursday:

Introduction of the Legends of Learning science computer game website. 

Friday:

Go on an imaginary fossil hunt to re-create a "fossil.

Story of Dinosaurs from Fossils.pdf 

 

Week of January 6-10

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

a. Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at each location.

b. Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water.

c. Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

temp_salinity_density (1).pptx 

Monday:

Describe how temperature and salinity affects water density.

Sea Water.pdf 

Tuesday:

Learn how to find the density of liquids and compare several liquids.

Ocean Acidification.pdf 

Wednesday:

Explore the relationship between temperature and water density.

Climate Change and the Ocean.pdf 

Thursday:

Common Assessment

Friday:

Understand how salinity affects water density.

What Makes the Ocean Salty.pdf 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

S7L5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.
a. Use mathematical representations to evaluate explanations of how natural selection leads to changes in specific traits of populations over successive generations.

Monday:

Understand Darwin's theory of natural selection.

Natural Selection Reading Comprehension.pdf 

Tuesday:

Explain how genetic variation impacts survival.

Variation of Traits.pdf 

Wednesday:

Explore animal adaptation/common assessment

Adaptations in the Rainforest.pdf 

Thursday:

Simulate natural selection with a peppered moth experiment.

PEPPERED MOTH EXPERIMENT.docx 

Friday:

Analyze the effects of predators on the blue mussels (GSE Phenomena).

Blue Mussel Predators.pdf 

 

Weeks of December 23-January 4

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

Week of December 16-20

Early Release Days: December 19th and 20th. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm.

Schools will be closed for winter break from December 23rd-Jan 2nd

All students will be offered the opportunity for optional extra credit/make-up work to be completed over the break. 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

a. Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at each location.

b. Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water.

c. Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

composition_location_oceans (1).pptx 

Monday:

The students will complete a water cycle escape room activity.

Water on Earth NewsELA.pdf 

Tuesday:

The students will identify the location of the world's oceans. 

Worlds Oceans.pdf 

Wednesday: 

The students will identify the composition of the world's oceans. 

What Makes the Ocean Salty.pdf 

Thursday:

1/2 Day schedule: Review Centers.

Friday:

1/2 Day schedule: Review Centers.

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

 S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.
c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

Monday:

Review for genetics final.

Body Systems Study Guide(2).pdf 

Tuesday:

Review for genetics final.

genetics review sheet 2014 answer key.doc 

Wednesday:

Genetics Unit Assessment

Thursday:

1/2 Day Schedule: Review Centers

Friday:

1/2 Day Schedule: Review Centers

 

Week of December 9-13

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

a. Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at each location.

b. Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water.

water_cycle_atomospheric_conditions (1).pptx 

Water Cycle Notes.pdf 

Monday:

The students will explain the role of the sun in the water cycle.

FREEInteractiveNotebookWaterCycleVocabularySet.pdf 

Tuesday:

Ms. Hood will lead a counseling lesson on bullying prevention. 

Bullying Prevention Article.pdf 

Wednesday:

The students will explain the role of the sun in the water cycle.

water cycle reading.pdf 

Thursday:

The students will complete the Water Cycle common assessment.

Hydrology Study Guide.pdf 

Friday:

The students will explore the water cycle using a simulation gizmo lab. 

Water Cycle Gizmo.pdf 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

 S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.
c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

Monday:

The students will practice using Punnett Squares.

Hornimonster Heredity.pdf 

Tuesday:

The students will practice using a pedigree chart.

Pedigree Worksheet.pdf 

Wednesday:

Genetics Common Assessment

punnett_square_practice (1).docx 

Thursday:

The students will explain the purpose of selective breeding.

Genetics ELT.pdf 

Friday:

The students will use the CER method with a prompt on genetics.

CER Genetics.pdf 

Week of December 2-6

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

a. Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at each location.

Water on Earth Unit Parent Guide.docx 

Monday:
Investigate the location of water on Earth.
Tuesday:
Investigate the location of water on Earth.
Wednesday:
Compare saltwater and freshwater
Thursday:
Quiz on water location.
Friday:
Compare percentages of water location. 
 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

 S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

asexual_sexual_reproduction (1).pptx 

Monday:

Punnett Square Gizmo Lab

Variation of Traits.pdf 

Tuesday:

Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction

Reproduction Sort.pdf 

Wednesday:

Genetics Quiz

Thursday:

Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction

Investigating Reproductive Strategies.pdf 

Friday:

Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction

Reproduction Summarizer 2.pdf 

Week of November 25-29

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Class Supply Wish List:

Kleenex

Hand Sanitizer

Lined Paper

Pencils

Hand Soap

Paper Towels

Clorox Wipes

 

Week of November 18-22

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Severe Weather Project due Monday.

Standards: 

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.

d. Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornados and thunderstorms.

e. Analyze and interpret weather data to explain the effects of moisture evaporating from the ocean on weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.

Monday:

Describe the characteristics of hurricanes.

Hurricanes2013New (1).ppt 

Tuesday:

Describe the characteristics of hurricanes.

Helping in a Hurricane.pdf 

Wednesday:

Severe Weather common assessment.

Unit 3 Climate and Weather.docx 

Thursday:

Hurricane lesson review

Power of Hurricanes.pdf 

Friday:

Hurricane Lab

Hurricane Cyclone.pdf 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

 S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

combination_genes (1).pptx 

Monday:

Punnett Square practice

Bikini Bottom 3.pdf 

Tuesday:

Punnett Square practice

Simple Genetics Practice Problems (1).doc 

Wednesday:

Punnett Square Common Assessment

punnett_square_practice (1).docx 

Thursday:

Punnett Square Gizmo Lab

Variation of Traits.pdf 

Friday:

Genetics Common Assessment

Genetics Summarizer.pdf 

 

 

 

Week of November 11-15

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.

d. Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornados and thunderstorms.

Severe_Weather.ppt 

Monday:

Describe the characteristics of thunderstorms.

How Thunderstorms Form.pdf 

Tuesday:

Field trip to the aquarium

Wednesday:

Describe the characteristics of severe thunderstorms.

Severe Weather.pdf 

Thursday:

Explain how tornadoes form. 

Tornadoes.pdf 

Friday:

Common Assessment

Severe Weather Information.pdf 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.
a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

Monday:

Explain the function of DNA.

DNA Reading Comprehension.pdf 

Tuesday:

Lesson Review 

Wednesday:

Use a Punnett Square to observe how dominant and recessive traits are passed to offspring.

punnett_square_practice (1).docx 

Thursday:

Contrast inherited traits and learned behavior. 

Variation of Traits.pdf 

Friday:

Common Assessment

Genetics Summarizer.pdf 

Week of November 4-8

Join us Thursday the 7th for curriculum night!

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.

c. Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.

Monday:

Explain local and global wind systems.

Global Wind Systems.pdf 

Tuesday:

Election Day!

Wednesday:

Lesson review of wind systems.

See online science book

Thursday:

Explain the impact of the Coriolis Effect on climate.

3.A Coriolis Effect Foldiable.docx 

Friday:

Quiz

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life.
Monday:
Explain the function of the nervous system
Tuesday:
Election Day!
Wednesday:
Nervous system lesson review.
See the online science book.
Thursday:
Body system review.
Friday:
Quiz

 

Week of October 28- November 1

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.
b. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land and water at different rates.
Monday:
Understand how heat and temperature are related.
Tuesday:
Understand how radiation occurs.
Wednesday:
Understand how conduction and convection occur.
Thursday:
Energy transfer quiz.
Friday:
Investigate how energy transfers.

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life.

 digestive_urinary_excretory_systems.pptx 

Monday:
Understand how the digestive system interacts with other body systems to carry out life processes.
Tuesday:
Understand how the digestive system and urinary system interact with each other to carry out life processes.
Wednesday:
Digestive System Quiz
Thursday:
The students will complete an activity of their choice to demonstrate understanding of the digestive process.

Digestive System Project.doc 

Friday:
Explore the digestive system in an online lab.

 

 

Week of October 21-25

Thank you to everyone who attended conference week! It was great to have an opportunity to meet with you.

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards: 

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.
a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases.
Monday:
Compare and contrast the atmospheric layers.
Tuesday:
Understand the function of the ozone layer.
Wednesday:
Atmospheric Layers Quiz
Thursday:
Understand the greenhouse effect.
Friday:
Support a claim about why the arctic is melting. 
 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life.
Monday:
Understand how the respiratory system interacts with other body systems to carry out life processes.
Tuesday:
Understand how the circulatory system interacts with other body systems to carry out life processes.
Wednesday:
Circulatory/Respiratory Quiz
Thursday:
Explore the circulatory system in an online lab.
Friday:
Support a claim about why the circulatory system seperates oxygen rich blood from oxygen poor blood.
 

Week of October 14-18

Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm a this week for conference week. Classes will alternate between even and odd block schedules to accomodate the shortened day. 

Conferences will be held with 2nd period this year. If your student is in my 2nd period class, you received an email with a sign-up genius link. Please use the link to schedule a conference during the week of October 14-18. Thank you.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a9ab2ba6fb6-mrs

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.

seasons (1).pptx 

Notes on Seasons.pdf 

Monday: Even

The students will use Gizmo Explore Learning to complete activities related to how the distribution of sunlight impacts the seasons.

What Causes The Seasons 2.pdf 

Tuesday: Odd

The students will use Gizmo Explore Learning to complete activities related to how the distribution of sunlight impacts the seasons.

Weather and Climate-The Seasons.pdf 

Wednesday: Even

The students will use the claims, evidence, reasoning scientific writing method to support a claim about why the autumnal soltice does not fall on the same day each year.

Livescience.com Article.pub.pdf 

Thursday: Odd

The students will complete the seasons common assessment.

Ever Wonder Why the Days Get Shorter in Winter.pdf 

Friday: Even

The students will complete the seasons common assessment. 

Seasons Summarizer.(2).pdf 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards: 

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life.

Monday: No class

Body Systems Study Guide.pdf 

Tuesday:

The students will explain how the muscular system works with other body systems to carry out life processes.

How Bones and Muscles Work Together.pdf 

Wednesday: No class

skeletalsystemFREEBIE.pptx 

Skeletalsystemisn.pdf 

Thursday:

Common assessment: Skeletal and Muscular Systems

FREEMuscularSystemActivitiesHumanBodySystemsWorksheet5thGrade.pdf 

Friday: No class

Human Body Systems.pptx 

Human Body Systems 2.docx 

 

Week of October 8-12

Conferences will be held with 2nd period this year. If your student is in my 2nd period class, you received an email with a sign-up genius link. Please use the link to schedule a conference during the week of October 14-18. Thank you.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a9ab2ba6fb6-mrs

 

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.

seasons (1).pptx 

Notes on Seasons.pdf 

Monday:

Continue Claims, Evidence, Reasoning scientific writing strategy.

C-E-R examples using videos.docx 

Tuesday:

Define tilt, axis, and hemisphere and understand how seasons are affected.

What Causes Seasons.pdf 

Wednesday:

Explain how the Earth's tilt affects the seasons. 

Seasons Article.pdf 

Season Article Question Companion.pdf 

Thursday:

Early Release

Friday:

Seasons assessment

Seasons Summarizer .pdf 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards:

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.

a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.

b. Develop and use a conceptual model of how cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.

Monday:

Define and explain cell theory.

NonfictionScienceCloseReading6CellTheory.pdf 

Tuesday:

Compare and contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. 

Cell Comparison(2).pdf 

Wednesday:

Explain how homeostasis keeps our system stable. 

HomeostasisReadingComprehension.doc 

Thursday:

Early Release 

CharacteristicsofLivingThingsNotesHandout.pdf 

Friday:

Explain the function of DNA

DNA Reading Comprehension.pdf 

 

 

Week of September 30-October 4

 

6th Grade Earth Science 

 

Standards:

 

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

 

a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

 

 

Monday: 

 

Explore moon phases with Gizmo Learning Lab. 

 

 

Tuesday:

 

Create a model of the moon phases.

 

 

Wednesday:

 

Model the moon phases.

 

 

Thursday:

 

Review the moon phases with Kahoot.

 

 

Friday:

 

Moon phases assessment. 

 

 

 

 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards:

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.
Monday:
Career Counseling with Ms. Hood
Tuesday:
The students will review cell functions using an escape room activity. 
Wednesday:
Almost There midterm common assessment.
Thursday:
The students will begin working on the Cell Function Poster
Friday:
The students will continue working on the Cell Function Poster

 

 

 

Week of September 23-27

Fall Break!

All students received work to complete over the break. 

If your student is in my 2nd Period class you have a received an invitation to sign up for a conference time slot. Conference week is October 14-18. Have a great break! 

 

Week of September 16-20

6th Grade Earth Science 

Standards:

 S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

Monday: 
Explore moon phases with Gizmo Learning Lab. 
Tuesday:
Create a model of the moon phases.
Wednesday:
Model the moon phases.
Thursday:
Review the moon phases with Kahoot.
Friday:
Moon phases assessment. 
 

7th Grade Life Science

Standards:

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.
Monday:
Career Counseling with Ms. Hood
Tuesday:
The students will review cell functions using an escape room activity. 
Wednesday:
Almost There midterm common assessment.
Thursday:
The students will begin working on the Cell Function Poster
Friday:
The students will continue working on the Cell Function Poster
 
 
 

 

Week of September 9-13

6th Grade Earth Science

Standards:

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.
a. Ask questions to determine changes in models of Earth’s position in the solar system, and origins of the universe as evidence that scientific theories change with the addition of new information.
b. Develop a model to represent the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and in the known universe.
c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms of:
size relative to Earth, surface and atmospheric features, relative distance from the sun, and ability to support life.
d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar sys.
e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location