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    7th Grade Science Class
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    Week 5/17 Announcements:
    Topic of the Week: Astronomy: Lesson 3 Phases and Eclipses
    Quiz #2 Friday
    Periods 1 & 2 Astronomy Test is on 6/3
    Periods 3, 6, & 7 Astronomy Test is on 6/7
    If you are not going to be here for the test, you must make arrangements to take the test earlier.
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 5/10 Announcements:
    Topic of the Week: Astronomy: Lesson 2 Earth's Movement in Space & Lesson 3 Phases and Eclipses
    Quiz #1 Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 5/3 Announcements:
    Topic of the Week: Astronomy: Lesson 1 Movement in Space
    Ecology Test 5/3
    All work for the Ecology unit is due Monday.
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 4/26 Announcements:
    Topic of the Week: Ecology: T3L3 Human Impact
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 4/19 Announcements:
    Topic of the Week: Ecology: T3L1Interaction in Ecosystems
    Quiz #3 Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    AZ2 Testing Schedule for 7th Grade: 4/19, 4/20
     
    Week 4/12 Announcements:
    Topic of the Week: Ecology: T2L3 Nutrient Cycles
     Quiz #2 on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    AZ2 Testing Schedule for 7th Grade: 4/13, 4/19. 4/20
     
    Week 4/5 Announcements:
    Topic of the week: Ecology: Biotic & Abiotic Factors, Levels of Organization in an Ecosystem, Poplations, & Limiting Factors
    Quiz #1 on Friday
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    AZ2 Testing Schedule for 7th Grade: 4/13, 4/19. 4/20
     
    Week 3/29
    TEST ON THURSDAY
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    AZ2 Testing Schedule for 7th Grade: 4/13, 4/19. 4/20
     
    Week 3/22 Announcements:
    Topic of the week: Microbiology: Bacteria & Protists
    Quiz on Friday
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 3/15 Announcements:
    Topic of the week: Microbiology: Viruses
    Quiz on Friday
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 2/22 Announcements:
    Topic of the week: Finishing Classification, Starting Microbiology
    Classification Test is Wednesday
    All work for the Classification unit is due no later than Wednesday.
    Instructions for how to take a retest are given below.
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 2/15 Announcements:
    Topic of the week: Classification
    Instructions for how to take a retest is given below.
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 2/8 Announcements:
     
    Quiz on Friday, 2/12
     
    History of Earth test make-ups and retakes are after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    • TEST RETAKE DIRECTIONS: Complete the correctives assignment on pages 182-183 of textbook. 
    • Copy all questions and include the answers on a google doc. 
    • Submit it to me through GC 1 day before the test day, so that I have time to grade it to check for correct information.  
    • If your work is satisfactory, you can then take the test during the next office hour time.
     
    LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY WORK FOR THE CURRENT HISTORY OF EARTH UNIT WAS THURSDAY, 2/4.
     
     See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 2/1 Announcements:
     
    TOPIC 4 TEST IS THURSDAY, 2/4: HISTORY OF EARTH
     
    LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY WORK FOR THE CURRENT HISTORY OF EARTH UNIT IS THURSDAY, 2/4.
     
     
     See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 1/25 Announcements:
     
    LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY WORK FOR THE CURRENT HISTORY OF EARTH UNIT IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2.
     
    Next Test: February 2
     
     See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office hour time.
    Week 1/11 Announcements:
     
     See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
    Quiz on Friday
     
    Week 1/4 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Earth History 
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
    Week 12/14 Announcements:
    See below for major due dates.
    Topic for the week: Finishing Topic 3 Plate Tectonics: Volcanoes Lesson 4 on Monday
     
    End of Quarter Biz
    • Last Day to turn in late work: 12/15
    • Unit Test 12/16
    • Unit study guide and Cornell notes due 12/16.
    • If you plan to be absent, arrange to take the test earlier.
     
    Week 11/30 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Topic 3 Plate Tectonics: Continental Drift & the Earth's Surface Lessons 1 & 2
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week. 
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
    • TEST RETAKE DIRECTIONS: Complete the correctives assignment for the Minerals and Rocks Test, which is the Topic 2 Review, # 1-17, on pages 86 & 87 of textbook. Copy all questions and include the answers on a google doc. Submit it to me through GC two days before the test day, so that I have time to grade it to check for correct information.  I will give you feedback on the assignment if it looks like you are ready for the retake.
     
    Week 11/23 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Rocks 
    Test on Tuesday
    No tutoring this week.
    11/25 Wednesday is an A-Synchronous Day: No ZOOM meetings, assignment for students is posted in Google classroom.
    November 30th is also an A-Syncrhonous Day: Check GC for the assignments for the day.
     
     
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
     
    Week 11/16 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Rocks 
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
     
    Week 11/9 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Minerals 
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
     
    Week 11/2 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Minerals & Rocks in the Geosphere
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    • Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    • Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
    • TEST MAKE-UPS DUE TO AN ABSENCE ARE TUESDAY, 11/3, AT 2:35.
    • TEST RETAKES* ARE THURSDAY, 11/5, AT 2:35
    • *Retakes require correctives assignment due on Wednesday. If the correctives assignment is not done by Wednesday, the retake will need to be taken the following Tuesday.  (This allows me time to grade and return the assignment.) See GC for the assignment.
     
    Week 10/26 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: The Hydrosphere 
    Test on Friday
    Last day to turn in any work for the Unit is Friday, 10/30.
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, at 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
    Quiz and Test makeups are done during the office 1/2 hours.
     
    Week 10/19 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Surface Features of the Geopsphere 
    Quiz on Monday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    Office 1/2 hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, 2:35. Email me at this time and let me know what you are needing to do.
     
    Week 10/12 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Matter and Energy in Earth's System
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
    Office Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 2:35-3:00 after school. (Email me at this time, and I will help you with whatever you need.)
     
    Scientific Method Test 10/1 8:00am-2:35pm Thursday on Google Classroom
    Take the Scientific Method Test on Thursday, 10/1, between 8:00 AM-2:35 PM. You may use your notes/assignments and your "How to Write a Lab Report" reference sheet. You may not have anyone help you with the answers on the test. If you experience any technology difficulties that prevent you from taking the test, please email me, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Good Luck & Have a Wonderful Break! 
     
    Week 9/28 Announcements:
    • Topic for the week: Scientific Method & Engineering cont.
    • Last day of the Quarter is Thursday
    • Last day to turn in late work for the current unit is this Thursday
    • Unit Test on Thursday 
    • Office Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35 until 3:00.
    • See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
     
     
     
    Week 9/21 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Scientific Method & Engineering
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    Week 9/14 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Scientific Method
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
     
     
    Friday, 9/11, is the LAST DAY to turn in any missing work from the Introduction to Science Unit.
    • The unit test is also tomorrow, 9/11.
    • Study your study guide, assignments, and notes.
    • Study Strategies: Continue to revise your notes. (See resources in your Cornell note assignment.) Make a thinking map, info. graphic, or otherwise "posterize" the content. Use the links provided in the links page for some resources for making these great tools.
    • In addition, make flashcards and have someone verbally quiz you.
    • Finally, get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast!
    Week 9/7 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Science Equipment, Scientific Method
    TEST on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    Week 8/31 Announcements:
    Topic for the week: Metrics
    Quiz on Friday
    See the calendar on this website & Google Classroom for assignments due this week.
     
    Week 8/17 Announcements:
    8-21 The Student Survey Poll is not working well, hold off on doing that until Monday.  thanks!
    Period 2: You will be submitting your "Nature of Science" assignment Monday. 8/24, all other periods should have turned it in on Friday, 8/21
    8/18-21 
    The topics for this week are the nature of science.
    8/17 Welcome to the First Day of School!