7th Grade Life Science Blog 1516
Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:42 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Welcome to 7th Grade Life Science! I am looking forward to spending a wonderful year with you - learning all about living things.

Homework: Be sure to bring a 8 1/2" x 11" (standard size) spiral-bound notebook to class tomorrow to make into your Science Journal. Also, remember to have your parents sign your syllabus and bring it back to class!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:06 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We watched the first half of "A Man Named Pearl" about someone who found his career passion later in life. Students also worked on their Mandela designs for the Science Journal covers. Homework: If you didn't bring one today, be sure to b
Wednesday, September 3, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015 8:02 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We finished watching "A Man Named Pearl" and we finished placing the mandela designs on the covers of the science journals. Homework: No homework
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:11 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We discussed the movie "A Man Named Pearl". Students wrote a reflection in their Science Journal based on the following questions: Reflection on “A Man Named Pearl” 9/2/15 Where does Pearl live? What does he do? Does he have a p
Friday, September 4, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015 11:39 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students observed a goldfish today during our first laboratory experience. Some of them brought home "adoption forms." Parents, please sign and return Tuesday if your student is allowed to take home a fish! Homework: No homework
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 12:00 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We discussed last Friday's Goldfish Lab. Students had time to finish their "A Man Named Pearl" reflection. When they finished they were asked to read "What is Science" (see pdf below). Homework: "A Man Named Pearl" refl
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:13 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We discussed our "A Man Named Pearl" reflections today. Then students read "What Is Science" and worked on writing definitions for the Keyterms, in their own words, and putting each Keyterm in a meaningful sentence. We will contin
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:27 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students finished their KeyTerm sentences and definitions. They worked on a worksheet about Inference and Prediction (A Tale Told By Tracks). We watched a PowerPoint on participating in Middle School Leadership. We tried to stay cool! Homework: A Ta
Friday, September 11.2015
Friday, September 11, 2015 12:05 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students turned in their Journals so that I could check their "Man Named Pearl" reflections. They watched a movie about Jane Goodall. Homework: No homework
Monday, September 14, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015 10:28 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We discussed the 5 Ways of Science: Observing (both qualitative and quantitative), Classifying, Making Models, Predicting and Inferring. We went over the Observation/Inferring sheet - a Tale Told By Tracks. Homework: No homework
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:21 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students worked on their Safety Symbol sheets. We will finish them in class tomorrow. Homework: No homework [Image:SafetySymbols.pdf]
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:33 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students finished their Safety Symbols - and I taped them into their Journals. Homework: Finish your Safety Symbols if you were not able to do so during class
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015 11:23 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We did a controlled experiment with ice water compared to salted ice water. We will take a look at the results over the next few days. Homework: No homework. Be sure to bring your Lab Sheet back tomorrow. [Image:LSExp1Ice.pdf]
Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 4:32 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
I had a sub today. Students read Chapter 1, Section 2 on Scientfic Inquiry. Then they answered the questions at the end of the section in their journals (questions 1abc, 2ab, 3abc.) After that, they answered the 3 questions at the bottom of their Ice
Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015 1:14 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We went over our Ice Water experiment today - discussing the difference between a meaningful question and a hypothesis. Then students worked on graphing their data. Homework: No homework REMINDER: Chapter 1 Test on Thursday
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:40 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students watched the 1st installment of the Planet Earth DVD. I checked in late work. Homework: No homework (make sure that you are up to date on PowerSchool) REMINDER: Chapter 1 test on Thursday
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:15 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We reviewed for tomorrow's test on Chapter 1. Students spent 10 minutes quizzing each other. Homework: Study for tomorrow's test! [Image:LifeScienceCh1TestReview copy.pdf]
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:29 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students took the Chapter 1 test today. Homework: No homework
Friday, September 25, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015 9:22 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We started Chapter 2 - What is Life? As an introduction, students chose an animal they are interested in and did some research on it. Homework: No homework - have a great weekend!
Monday, September 28, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015 8:40 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students worked on their Animal posters during class today. They will present them on Wednesday. Homework: No homework
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:21 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students finished their animal posters in preparation for presenting tomorrow. Homework: Finish your poster if you weren't able to during class
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:52 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students began giving their Animal Taxonomy presentations today. All of them were VERY interesting. Homework: Make sure to bring your poster tomorrow if you forgot it today.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:28 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students continued their Animal presentations. We will finish them tomorrow. Homework: No homework
Friday, October 2, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015 2:12 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
....still doing Animal Presentations. Homework: No homework
Monday, October 5, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015 2:09 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We finished student presentations. We put the Taxonomy on the white board and had students tell us where their animal belonged. We also went over a way to memorize the Taxonomy list. Homework: No homework
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