Happy New Year! This short week will be spent reviewing procedures and expectations, finishing our lesson on mineral properties, and taking a four-question quiz on Friday. The bellringers on both Wednesday and Thursday will have study guide questions on them, so make sure students bring them home to review each night.
On Monday we will be taking a quiz on plant parts (5 questions). Tuesday and Wednesday will be largely spent on note-taking from the Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction PowerPoint. Students will be expected to know the difference between the offspring of asexually-produced (identical DNA) and sexually-produced (genetic variation) organisms, and be able to name at least three types of asexual reproduction. The quiz is scheduled for Thursday.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is an actual update on Mr. Bohle's Weebly page - the first one since April! This week in science we will be continuing our unit on plants. Students will be able to match flower parts with their functions, differentiate the characteristics of angiosperms vs. gymnosperms, and compare reproduction methods of seed plants and seedless plants. It's a lot to cover, but I'm aiming to have a quiz on Thursday. If more time is needed, we will push the quiz to next Monday (VSVS is giving their last lesson on Friday).
TN Ready prep all week, Email me if you want me to send some extra study materials/worksheets home with your child.
We finish the final two standards in the 7th grade curriculum this week - Newton's Laws of Motion and properties of waves.. VSVS may be presenting lessons on Monday if they missed one during the last month or so, and it will be the last VSVS session of the year. Bellringers may be graded this week as we prepare for TCAP. All bellringers address previously-covered standards.
This week in math we will be learning about angle relationships - vertical, adjacent, complementary and supplementary. Students will be able to find angle measurements as well as solve for variables by either setting the measurements equal to each other or adding them up to 90 or 180. Quiz on Thursday.
This week in science will begin with lessons on pollution and conservation. Students will learn new vocabulary and explore the relationship between the use of fossil fuels/CFCs and the layers of our atmosphere. On Wednesday we will discuss the "Three R's" of conservation - recycle, reuse, and reduce. Quiz on Thursday, followed by an introduction to the six simple machines on Friday. VSVS returns for all classes next Monday.
Watch the following videos. All were filmed in Japan following earthquakes/tsunamis.
Log into Brainpop with the following credentials:
Take the graded quiz and show me what score you received!
Watch these two videos on plate tectonics/earthquakes/plate boundaries:
This week in math we will be finishing up our statistics unit. After reviewing on Monday and Tuesday, students will take the Quarter 3 benchmark test on Wedneday. Thursday and Friday will be spent on graphing statistics and making conclusions based on the data and graphs. Tutoring from 4:00-4:45 on Wednesday afternoon in my classroom if you want your child to attend!
This week in science, students will be learning about plate tectonics, plate boundaries, earthquakes/mountain building/volcanoes, etc. Heavy note-taking will occur on Monday and Tuesday along with some illustrative videos. We will have a quiz on Wednesday (maybe Thursday) and students will take the Quarter 3 benchmark test on Friday.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.