Test on Friday over the basics of the periodic table of elements (protons, neutrons, electrons, valence electrons, groups/families, and properties of metals/nonmetals/metalloids). Notes should be completed by the end of class on Tuesday, and the attached worksheet (along with Wednesday and Thursday's bellringers) will help students study for the quiz.
This week we will begin exploring states of matter and the periodic table. No quiz until next week.
This week we will be focusing on the carbon cycle. Notes will be taken at students' discretion (very similar to the photosynthesis/cellular respiration lesson). We will review the information on Tuesday and Wednesday by going over the .PPT and watching a BrainPOP video/taking a BrainPOP quiz. Official test will be on Thursday. Notes are below
Also, this is obviously the last week for retakes. Students must have the climate change webquest completed and turned in before being eligible for a retake..
Climate Change WebQuest: https://1.cdn.edl.io/t6ERh712cwybWGGY51PmH2DklbPSHmsS8Pbc02CxHxY5vnsO.pdf
We will be reviewing the climate change report this week. Monday's bellringer will be graded and VSVS is scheduled to visit all classes on Tuesday.
Layers of the Earth's Atmosphere: https://eo.ucar.edu/basics/wx_1_b.html
Climate Change Brainpop:
Reversing Climate Change: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/climate-change-global-warming-drawdown-hawken/
Test on genetic mutations on Tuesday. Students will use Monday's bellringer as a study guide.
This week we're focusing on post-Mendellian genetics (polygenic inheritance, incomplete dominance, codominance, sex-linked traits). Quiz on Friday. Make sure your child is studying the bellringers, with an emphasis on the highlighted questions.
Honors class article: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150512-bird-grows-face-of-dinosaur
Genetics & Ethics
Read the article entitled “Chicken grows face of dinosaur” and answer the questions below. Some answers will require evidence from the text, while others are opinion-based and require you to justify your reasoning.
This week we will be learning about heredity. We're aiming to have a quiz on Friday covering alleles, Punnett squares, and phenotype vs. genotype.
Each day this week will begin with a bellringer and end with a lesson on a specific body system (skeletal, nervous, digestive, etc.). Quiz on Friday.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.