Our 2016 semester will begin with a quick review of the distributive property. Students will use the property to evaluate expressions with rational numbers and variables, as well as being able to simplify these expressions by combining like-terms. Our short week will finish out with an intro to creating expressions and equations from sentences both verbally and symbolically ( ex: seven less than twice a number = 2x = 7 ).
This year will begin with a new unit on rocks and minerals. Our three days this week will be spent focusing on the vocabulary and properties associated with classifying minerals. Students will learn how to use color, hardness, cleavage/fracture, streak, and luster to determine what type of mineral they are holding. The unit evolves into rocks (a combination of two or more minerals) and their types/properties/cycles. Students will have a quiz early next week.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.