Due to the morning and afternoon activities on Friday, the cell organelles (multiple-choice) quiz has been moved to Monday. Tuesday will begin a series of lessons on the importance of the cell membrane (diffusion, osmosis, active transport, homeostasis).
We will begin this week with a review of prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cell properties, then continue on to organelle functions. We will begin and end this mini-unit with a connecting activity that emphasizes how certain cell organelle functions mimic the specialized functions of a school (locked doors with an intercom system = cell membrane, principal = nucleus, etc). Organelle notes will take up roughly 20 minutes of each class on Tuesday - Thursday, so make sure that your child always has his/her science notebook on hand. We'll end the week with a quiz on Friday.
We will begin this week with a quick review of rock types and the rock cycle. Make sure your kids are studying the bellringer review questions on Monday night. Two short quizzes will be given on Tuesday. Beginning on Wednesday we will start our lessons on the layers of the earth, with a quiz tentatively scheduled for Friday.
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.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.