7th Grade Science- Syllabus
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Seventh grade science incorporates a mixture of three branches of science. Students will be studying parts of Earth science that includes topics within oceanography, fresh water systems, the atmosphere and weather. In the Life sciences, we will be investigating the field of Environmental science and the interaction of pants and animals within the biome environments. Also, we will be exploring cells; their ability to build living things and how they affect heredity, genes, evolution and the planets geologic history. Within the Physical science world, we will be experimenting in the field of Chemistry and understanding the interactions of bonding, reactions and compounds. Students will be provided with hands on experiences so that they may draw their own conclusions to the importance of how the different topics may affect their lives.
Sections E, C, H, I, and L of the Holt Science and Technology short course series (2007).
- Use mathematical skills to solve problems, convert measurements, read and interpret graphs.
- Understand and use the Scientific Method.
- Explore the interaction of the biomes of the world.
- Explore environmental issues we are faced with today and in the future and discuss possible solutions.
- Understand the life cycle of a cell.
- Analyze how Genes and DNA are decoded to help explain traits of living things.
- Investigate the world of matter and the interactions that can occur in the field of chemistry.
- Explore the movement of fresh water systems and how they affect living things.
- Define the study of oceanography.
- Understand how we study the atmosphere to be able to predict the weather.
All grades are based on a point system.
93-100 = A, 90-92 = A-, 87-89= B+, 84-86= B, 80-83 = B-, 77-79= C+, 74-76= C, 70-73 = C-, 67-69= D+, 64-66= D, 60-63 = D-, 59 or less = F
* Pink slips will be issued on all incomplete work. If the work is completed within two days, the maximum score the assignment will receive at that time is 60%. If a student takes the initiative to complete the work after this time, the grade will reflect the tardiness as well as the quality.
If a student is absent it is their responsibility to ask for make up work and they will have the same number of days that they were absent to make up the work. If they fail to do so, it will result in a pink slip and a lowered grade.
· Be in your seat when the bell rings working on the bell work posted on the board.
· Be prepared with pencil, paper, text, and assignments.
· Be a good listener and participant in class discussions, projects, and labs.
· Respect all people and property in the room.
The text used as a resource is aligned to the Wisconsin State Standards and the National Science Standards.
We have some new topics to cover in new textbooks, so I look forward to a great year of explorations and learning with each and every one of you!
Mrs. Megan Allen