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Welcome to 7 th Grade Science. Pamela J. Carley Wilson High School – Class of 1976 Duke University – BS Zoology – 1980 Tulpehocken HS - Biology - 1980-1981 Wilson Southern 1981 - Present. 7 th Grade Science. 1 st Semester Energy, Machines, and Motion 2 nd Semester Earth in Space

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Welcome to 7 th grade science

Welcome to 7th Grade Science

Pamela J. Carley

Wilson High School – Class of 1976

Duke University – BS Zoology – 1980

Tulpehocken HS - Biology - 1980-1981

Wilson Southern 1981 - Present


7 th grade science

7th Grade Science

1st Semester

Energy, Machines, and Motion

2nd Semester

Earth in Space

Please look in your child’s science notebook (page 2) or on my website for the course of study.


Textbooks

Textbooks

  • Classroom set of textbooks for classroom work.

  • You may access the eBook from home.

    Please find the student access code

    on my website.

  • All worksheets may be accessed from my website.


Homework

Homework

  • Students are required to write their homework in their handbook.

  • All worksheets handed out in class may be accessed from my website.

  • Homework is also posted on Homework Hotline and on my website.


Classroom expectations

Classroom Expectations

  • Please see your child’s science notebook (page 3).

  • Be prepared, respectful, and responsible.

  • Be organized.

  • Review notebook nightly.

  • Ask questions!


Grading

Grading

  • Summative Assessments 55%

  • Other 35%

    Inquiries

    Reading/Writing Prompts

    Notebook

  • Homework 10%

  • Summative Assessment Re-Take Policy is on my Classroom Expectations WS (page 3).


What can you do as a parent

What can you do as a parent?

  • Provide a quiet place for doing homework.

  • Encourage your child to do his/her best.

  • Look in the backpack/handbook.

  • Help your child study for summative assessments.

  • Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.


Inquiry based science learning cycle

Inquiry Based Science Learning Cycle

  • FOCUS:What do students already know about this

    topic? New goals are developed for learning through

    brainstorming and discussion.

  • EXPLORE: Students engage in hands-on exploration

    that builds upon their previous knowledge.

  • REFLECT: Students analyze the data collected, review

    original ideas and provide evidence for their observations.

  • APPLY: Apply the recently developed understanding of

    science concepts to new situations.


Writing a scientific explanation

Writing a Scientific Explanation

  • CLAIM: The answer to the original question.

  • EVIDENCE: The scientific data from the

    investigation that supports the claim.

  • REASONING: An explanation that links the

    claim and evidence


An example

An Example

  • Question:What is the shape of the Earth?

  • Claim: The Earth is round.

  • Evidence: During a lunar eclipse, the Earth passes between the Sun and the moon. The Earth casts a shadow over the moon. The shadow is curved.

  • Reasoning: The Earth must be round or it would not cast a curved shadow during a lunar eclipse.


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Please do not hesitate to contact me:

    [email protected]

    or

    610-670-0180 ext. 4417

  • I hope your child has a successful 7th grade year!


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