7th Grade Life Science Blog1718
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:16 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We watched another chunk of the Darwin's Dangerous Idea video and took notes. We will write an esaay on him and his ideas tomorrow.

Homework: No homework

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:38 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We talked about Genetic Mutations -> Evolution. Students watched the beginning of a PBS Special called "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" and filled in a guide. Homework: No homework
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:39 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students wrote a short essay on Genetic Disease, based on the following prompts: 1. What is a genetic disease? Be sure to use words like DNA, chromosome, gene, etc. 2. What is the difference between a genetic disease and other diseases? 3. Which typ
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018 10:38 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We almost finished the presentations - we will finish them ALL tomorrow. Homework: No homework
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018 10:22 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We came VERY close to finishing our Genetic Disease presentations. We will do so on Monday! Homework: No homework
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:15 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We continued with students' Genetic Disease presentations. Homework: No homework
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:28 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We continued with student Genetic Disease presentations. Homework: No homework - be ready to present tomorrow!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:27 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
The 7th grade was on a field trip to the California Academy of Science. Homework: No homework
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018 10:26 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We talked about the details of the field trip and I showed two short videos from the museum's collection. Homework: No homework
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018 10:32 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We continued with student presentations. Homework: No homework
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:36 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
In 2nd period, students continued presenting their Genetic Diseases. In 8th period, I had a sub, so the students continued working on Natural Selection. Homework: No homework
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:35 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
I was on a field trip with the 6th grade all day. 7th graders read about Charles Darwin and Evolution. Homework: No homework
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:23 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students handed in their Genetic Disease essays. The first group of students did their presentations - all excellent! Homework: No homework
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:10 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
I served on a school panel. My sub had the students continue working on their Genetic Disease essay - and their presentation. Homework: Be ready to turn your paper on on Tuesday, April 10 Have a Great Spring Break!
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Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018 11:14 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We shared events from Spring Break. We talked about the Genetic Disease papers being due tomorrow. Students volunteered for a time slot to present their Genetic Diseases. We handed back old work and had a new seating arrangement. Homework: Be ready
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:16 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students continued writing about their genetic disease. Tomorrow will be the last day to work on the essay and presentation. Homework: No homework - make sure all late work is in by tomorrow, Thursday, March 29 - the last day of the quarter!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:15 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students continued their research and writing. I read several essays to offer comments. Students should be finished with the rough draft of their essay by now - if they want to be finished with this assignment before Spring Break. Homework: Keep wor
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018 1:00 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students had a work day for researching, writing and creating a presentation for their Genetic Disease. Homework: No homework REMINDER: Genetic Disease Essay is due on Tuesday, April 10. The Presentations will be placed on a schedule on Monday, Apr
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Thursday, March 23, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:01 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
While I was serving on the Principal Interview Panel, a sub covered my classes. The seventh graders continued doing research on their genetic disease, and some of them started working on their essays. Homework: No homework
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Friday, March 23, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018 12:03 PM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
The seventh graders continued doing research on their genetic disease, and some of them started working on their essays. Homework: No homework REMINDER: The Genetic Disease essay will be due on Tuesday, April 10, after we return from Spring Break.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:41 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
We did a lab on Sex-chromosome linked diseases using probability to check for occurance of hemophilia and color blindness. Homework: No homework
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:42 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students finished reading about Genetic Disorders. They randomly picked their Genetic Disease and began doing researchg using an organizer worksheet. Homework: No homework
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018 11:07 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students continued reading pages 140-145. After they had their assignment checked, they drew a Genetic Disease randomly from a cup for their research project. Homework: No homework
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018 11:04 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
Students read pages 140-145 on Genetic Diseases. Homework: No homework
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:40 AM -0700By: Julie Humphrey
No class today - Students are participating in Challenge Day. Homework: No homework, unless you did not hand your Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab sheet in yesterday.
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