Students will receive their textbooks on Tuesday, which will coincide with the beginning of our unit on integers. The unit will build towards operations with integers and being able to prove them in a concrete way (the chip method, outlined in the textbook). We will be covering rational numbers, absolute value, and zero pairs as well.
After reviewing procedures for the first two days, our year of learning will officially kick off on Tuesday with our paper airplane lab. The lab report covers multiple standards including the scientific method (emphasis on independent/dependent variables and controls), creating/interpreting various types of graphs, and selecting tools and procedures for moderately-complex experiments. Students will have defined roles in their groups and will be giving and receiving feedback throughout the experiment.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.