Welcome 7th grade science!

7 SCIENCE Useful Links:
Pearson Interactive Text access link:
  • Use your '@aaca.school' user name
  • pw = gorockets1

Sci Method Lab Station Task #1 Research Link, then answer Q's

Sci Method Lab Station - Task#1 Watch It! , then answer Q's 2-4 in pkt
#2 What is the scientific method?
#3 According to the video, what are the 6 steps in the sci method?
#4 Explain why the sci method may not follow the exact same steps each time through the process.

BrainPop Science link
Critical Reasoning
Sci Method
  • User name = aaca
  • pw = rockets
Use this link to sign up: Pattee Newsela Class code NJUAVZ
Newsela Link


CLASS ACTION BLOG: or What happened in science today?

UNIT 2: Reading 2 Learn: Science/ Informational Text

RST.6-8.3 Follow a multi-step process/ Following Directions.
RI.7.1 Cite textual evidence to support central idea(s)
RI.7.2 Determine two or more central ideas in text.
RI.7.4 Domain specific vocabulary
RI.7.5 Text Structures
RI.7.6 Author purpose
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 - Holy Fire Field Trip
Thur Oct 19, 2017 Sci Inquiry Vocab Assessment
Wed Oct 18, 2017 - Sci Inquiry Elaborate: Apply It! + virtual lab
Tues Oct 17, 2017 - Sci Vocab review; Sci Inquiry GR
Mon Oct 16, 2017- Digital Online Ch 1.3 Sci Inquiry vocab
Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Complete Sci Method Lab Stations
Thur Oct 12, 2017 - Begin Sci Method Lab Stations
Wed Oct 11, 2017 - Research It! Tutorial Whole class; Read /annotate Sci Inquiry pkt + GR.

Tues Oct, 10, 2017- Watch BrainPop Sci Method video clip + notes;
Mon Oct 9, 2017 - Columbus Day/ No School
Fri Oct 6, 2017 - In-class RI assessment. Complete Bedroom Floor Plan
Thur Oct 5, 2017- BrainPop Critical Reasoning; Ch 1.2 Thinking Like a Scientist: attitudes & reasoning - online text + notes
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Wed Oct 4, 2017 - Sci Floor Plan Model conclude; Intro Habits of Mind
Tues Oct 3, 2017 - Sci Floor plan model continued
Mon Oct 2, 2017 - Intro model - science floor plan
Fri 9.29.17 - PD no school
Thur 9.28.17 Scientist Skills Vocab quiz; Classification HO + skills practice.
Wed 9.27.17- Study skill practice; summary HO + ws to review 'Scientist Skills vocab' - making a study card.
Tues 9.26.17 Inference Lab - paper lab
Mon 9.25.17 - Obs WS review; Prediction practice.
Fri 9.22.17 - Review RI assessment; Online text lesson review
Thurs 9.21.17 - Cornell notes: Thinking like a Scientist continued. Obs practice
Notes from both Wed + Thurs
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Wed 9.20.17 Cornell Notes: Thinking like a Scientist Intro.
Tues 9.19.17 Online Interactive Text access + review
Mon 9.18.17 Cornell note-taking tips. BrainPop Note-taking+ Watch video clip: Cornell Note Tutorial [5 min]
Fri 9.15.17 - [Merten Out] Independent Read Assessment: Author purpose, text structure, main idea, evidence.
Thur 9.14.17 - Read Assessment practice: read + annotate; ID purpose, text structure, determine main ideas, evidence statements.
Wed 9.13.17 - Finding Evidence in Text; GIST statement + Strong Evidence Graphic. HW - view + notes BrainPop: Reading Skills
Tues 9.12.17 whole/part text organization + ITB ws & 5 W's


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Mon 9.11.17 - Text Structure notes + practice

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Fri 9.8.17- Classify Newspaper sections BrainPop: Read a Newspaper
Fri notes:
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Thur 9.7.17 - Author's purpose to write [PIE]
Thurs notes:
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Unit 1: Lab Safety _ Std RST.6-8.3 Follow Directions
Wed 9.6.17 - Following Lab Safety expectations -Baking Soda Cannon
Tues 9.5.17 Lab expectations; goggle distribution; pre-lab planning
Mon 9.4.17 Labor Day/ no School
Fri 9.1.17- Lab Roles + Picture composition mini-lesson (Becky Manuel); Lab Icon Safety Bingo; NB Distribution.
Thurs 8.31.17- Lab Safety Test; Prep for Safety Bingo
Wed 8.30.17- Safety Equipment Scavenger Hunt; GR review from Tues in-class work.
Tues 8.29.17 (SUB) - Independent Work: read/annotate "Safety text" + complete Guided Reading
Mon 8.28.17 - MAP Testing - no class
Fri 8.25.17- uMS Ropes Course Field Trip
Thur 8.24.17- Mini- class day + intro to Counselor, Arts Team in pm
Wed 8.23.17 First Day - uMS Expectations + rule generation.

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2017 SUMMER BRIDGE - LAB SAFETY
7th Grade Lab Safety Lesson**
Visit Link and complete tasks. You will need wifi connection + your 'Lab Safety Packet' and paper for note-taking.
  • To take quiz online: 1)Students need to sign up or login to Blendspace. - use your school email address.
2) On your homepage, click 'join class' on the top
3) Enter the 4-letter class code (bezr), and click 'use code'
  • To take the quiz manually:
A) copy the full question on the back of your safety note page.
B) write out your response to answer.
Q1) What is the reason for a list of lab safety guidelines?
Q2) Who is the first person that should be notified in case of an emergency?
Q3) The most important factor to ensure you are safe is: ...
Q4) Which food/drink is not allowed in the lab room?

7 SCIENCE Useful Links:
BRAIN POP: user name = aaca; pw = rockets
BrainPop Link: https://www.brainpop.com/science/
Links to view:


UNIT: Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms
MS-LS3-2 Develop/use model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
Class Action Blog:
Wed 05.31.17 - MAP testing / no science class.
Tues 05.30.17- Paper Pet Family Presentations
Mon 05.29.17- Memorial Day/ no school
Fri 05.26.17 - uMS + Chicago Children's Choir Field Trip
Thur 05.25.17- Paper Pet Family Poster model work
Wed 05.24.17 - Paper Pet crossings + offspring traits determined
Tues 05.23.17 - Complete Paper Pet Parent + mini me (asexual reproduction)
Mon 05.22.17- Heredity Assessment; Vocab + Probability; Intro Paper Pet
Fri 05.19.17 watch BrainPop Genetics; Study Guide work for Ch 3 vocabulary.
Thur 05.18.17 - Video FT: Genetics; Notes on Ch3 Lesson 3 Patterns of Inheritance
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Wed 05.17.17 - Leprechaun Genetics review; GENE-o Bingo; Read Ch 3.3 & complete text boxes for HW
Tues 05.16.17- Lesson 2 Probability notes; BrainPop Heredity; read/complete text boxes as HW
Mon 05.15.17 - Genetics w/a Smile - Paper Lab Activity. See vocab notes + directions:
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Fri 05.12.17- Class Survey Data & Q review; Ch 3.1 notes check & review to prep background for next week:
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Thur 05.11.17- Engage -Lab Activity - 'Take a Class Survey' - students self-examine listed traits, then analyze class trait data below:
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BrainPop: Genetic Mutations
BrainPop Asexual Reproduction

Lab Stations: Asexual/sexual reproduction
WATCH IT! video link: Asexual vs. sexual reproduction clip
Research It! link: Organism reproduction
Types of Reproduction (5:21)
Summary asexual repro
Sexual vs asexual reproduction
Wed 05.10.17 - Advantage/disadvantages of both asexual & sexual reproduction;
Mutation Intro
Tues 05.09.17 - Asexual/sexual repro notes.
Mon 05.08.17- No School; PD day
Wed May 3, - Friday May 5, 2017 - Complete Lab Stations; Gather text 'Cells & Heredity' & turn to: Ch 3.1 'What is Heredity?'
pp74-79. RANT: Read/ Annotate/ Cornell Notes/ Text Boxes - notes in Sci NB to be checked Tues 5.9.17.
Tues, May 2, 2017- Begin Lab Stations: Sexual/Asexual Reproduction
Monday May 1, 2017: Intro video clip: asexual vs sexual reproduction
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MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation base on evidence for how environment and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
MS-LS1-4 Characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction on animals and plants.
Endangered Species Info Links: Bookmark source pages for future use.
World Wildlife Foundation link
Encyclopedia Britannica Link
NOAA(National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration)
Animal Diversity .org

Piktochart Login
user name = smerten@alphonsusacademy.org pw = 8science308
Piktochart for Beginners
How to Use Piktochart (in 2 min)
Piktochart Tutorial link
How Plants Find Food
BrainPop 6 Kingdoms
Class Action Blog:
Thurs 04.20.17 - Research of Reproduction Success on Endangered Species Organism.
Wed 04.19.17 - Flower Reproduction Assessment
Flower Reproduction/TES
Flower Dissection Lab
Build-a-Plant: Tomatoe
Build-a-Plant: Soybean
What Plants Need
Tues 04.18.17- Review of Learning New Info: Benefits/ Drawbacks; On-demand writing RI.7 assessment; Read text (flower reproduction) as review + sketch life cycle as prep for assessment Wed.
Thurs 04.13.17- Monday 4.17.17 = Easter Break
Wed 04.12.17 - (Merten) Endangered Species Presentations; (Pattee) video clip.
Tues 04.11.17 - Direct Instruction/ review - Flower Reproduction notes for pre-write prep.
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Mon 04.10.17 - Flower dissection + ws
Fri 04.07.17- student directed learning Flower Reproduction/TES lesson as prep for flower dissection. Benfits/Drawbacks of different medium for Learning New Info.
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Thurs 04.06.17 - Intro Successful Animal & Flower Reproduction.
Wed 04.05.17- Infographic Presentation continued (Merten - confession).
Tues 04.04.17 - Infographic Presentations continued (Merten- student survey).
Mon 04.03.17 - Infographic Presentations: Endangered Species
Fri 03.31.17- Infographic work: Endangered Species - due Mon 4.3.17
Thur 03.30.17- Infographic work: Endangered Species
Wed 03.29.17- Piktochart Introduction
Tues 03.28.17 - Endangered Species Genetic Feature research.
Mon 03.27.17- Endangered Species 'needs' research.
SPRING BREAK 3.20-3.24.17
Fri 03.17.17 Select Endangered Species for mini-research.
Thurs 03.16.17 - Complete/ Submit 'Needs' paragraph; Complete/Submit 'Soapy Seeds' Analysis; Rachel Carson RI Assessment.
Wed 03.15.17 - Soapy Seeds Analysis - completed; Revise 'Needs' paragraph.
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Tues 03.14.17- 'Soapy Seeds' Analysis paragraph drafting/typing;
Mon 03.13.17 -Soapy Seed Observations & class results analysis
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Fri 03.10.17 - Parent/Teacher Conference - no school
Thurs 03.09.17- Soapy Seed Lab set-up
Wed 03.08.17- Soapy Seed pre-lab discussion & prep
Tues 03.07.17- Assessment - What is Life; Rachel Carson RI
Monday 03.06.17 - Pre-write exercise for 'Needs' intro paragraph
Friday 03.03.17 - Review /Tree Map of Living Things
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Thurs 03.02.17 - Notes: common Characteristics of living things
BrainPop Asexual Reproduction
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Wed 03.01.17 - Merten Out- Independent Work read, annotate 'What is Life?'; complete GR.
Tues 02.28.17 - Intro notes: needs of living things
Mon 02.27.17 Unit Intro - biotic & abiotic factors
Biotic Thing l Abiotic Factor l Connection/Explanation

BrainPop link: Matter Changing States
BrainPop Temperature
After the Quiz: BrainPop Matter Sorter Game
Bozeman Science: Structure & Property of Matter PS1A - Structure & Property of Matter
Reading Information Text Exercise: RI.1, RI.2, RI.5
Lost Leonardo da Vinci Mural Article Read the article and answer associated questions on worksheet.
TED Talk_ Seracini_Secret Lives of Paintings Intro to RI.7 (compare text to multimedia version)
Science + Art Restoration


Cornell Note video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtW9IyE04OQ
Easy Bib http://www.easybib.com/cite/view
Artist Habits of Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og1B5iUR8MA
Bozeman Science: Claim Evidence Reasoning

UNIT: Structure & Property of Matter

  • How can one explain the structure & property of matter?
  • What is the relationship between particles of matter and different art media ?
MS-PS1-1 Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
MS-PS1-4 Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.



SPM Links:


BrainPop - States of Matter

Class Action Blog: Structure & Property of Matter

Thurs 02.23.17 - StoryBoard Model Project begin
Wed 02.22.17 - Assessment - Change of State; RI
Tues 02.21.17 - Change of State review/prep for assessment Wed. R&R ws + foldable as study prep.
Mon 02.20.17 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Fri 02.17.17 - NO SCHOOL - PD Day
Thurs 02.16.17 - LAB - Melting Ice; Discussion
Wed 02.15.17- Energy in State changes; Molecules on the Move ws;
Temperature vs. Energy graph
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Tues 02.14.17 - BrianPop 'Temperature'; Notes check/ review + supplement.
p1 notes
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p 2 notes
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p3 notes
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Mon 02.13.17- HW ck: BrainPop 'Matter Changing State'; Pre-Assess probe; Changes of State Intro: pp48-53 RANT
Fri 02.10.17 - vocab assessment of S,L, G + related reading/ writing passage. post assessment BrainPop Game 'Matter Sorter'.
Thur 02.09.17 - review of HW wkst; QL Activity - model gas particles. Vocab assessment on Fri 02.10.17
Wed 02.08.17. - follow up on notes Ch 2.0 gases. QL Activity - model solid particles using damp sand.
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Tues 02.07.17 Demo, notes: solids, liquids Ch 2.0
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Mon 02.06.17 - watch BrainPop - States of Matter (RI.7) + reading text (solids & liquids)
Fri 02.03.17- RI.7 Intro- Compare/contrast benefits & drawbacks of different medium to learn information - watch BrainPop water.
Thurs 02.02.17- TED Talk re: 'Lost Leonardo' topic (abbreviated class)
Wed 02.01.17- Art Sleuth extension- online article 'Lost Leonardo' + Q's
Tues 01.31.17- Molecular Model Museum Walk
Mon 01.30.17 - Art Sleuth info text passage & associated Q's (Aspire Practice).
Fri 01.27.17 - Molecular Structure work day - Completed model due Tues 1.31.17
Thur 01.26.17 Molecule Structures: BrainPop Salt, Crystals
BrainPop - Salt
Wed 01.25.17 Molecular Patterns - notes + HW assignment


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Tues 01.24.17 - Marshmallow Molecules.
Mon 01.23.17 - Molecular structure model practice.
Fri 01.20.17 - Molecule Structure assessment; Molecule model prep & formula practice.
Thur 01.19.17- Molecule Structure review notes. See Understanding Atom link above.
Animated Atom/Molecule link (6 min)
Understanding Atoms Atom/Molecule Relationship (9:23)
Wed 01.18.17 - Molecule Structure Lab Stations - day 2 conclude
Molecule Lab Stations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbbOBPfH_uk Try YouTube search, if link does not operate.
Molecule 'Watch It!' Link [What is different between atom and molecule? by Tyler DeWitt]
Tues 01.17.17- Molecule Structure Lab Stations- day 1
Mon 01.16.17- MLK holiday- no school
Fri 01.13.17 - Molecular structure demo; notes
Thurs 01.12.17 - Intro Lesson to Molecular Structures.

Wed 01.11.17- Measure Assessment + Density Practice probs
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Tues 01.10.17- Measure Review; prep for assessment Wed.
Mon 01.09.17 - MAP testing; no science class.
Fri 01.06.17 - Conclude Measure Station; Measure Assessment.
Thur 01.05.17- Measure Stations (day 2)
Watch It! Measure Station
Research It! Measure Link
Wed 01.04.17- Measure Stations (Return to school)
*Happy New Year***
Tues 12.20.16- Non-academic Day/ no science
Mon 12.19.16 - Density practice w/ density cubes
Fri 12.16.16 - Measure Volume, Density
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p 2 notes
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p 3 notes

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p4

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Density notes - p1
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Thur 12.15.16- Measure Mass practice
Wed 12.14.16 - Mass- notes, begin practice
Tues 12.13.16 - (Dohan) Vocab Return; Text Structure notes; Hobbit passage RI practice. (Merten)- RI text practice/ Hobbit review passage; Measure Intro
Mon - 12.12.16 -Christmas Play field trip; (Merten)Text structure lesson; Hobbit passage
Fri 12.09.16 - Mother Club shopping time
Thur 12.08.16 L2 'Classify Matter' review; vocab assessment.
Wed 12.07.16 video clip: Make-up of Matter; BrainPop Mixtures & Compounds- Cornell Notes - mixtures.
Tues 12.06.16 L2 Classify Matter - text box review + notes:
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p3 notes
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Mon 12.5.16 - L1 Describe Matter vocab assessment; begin L2 Classify Matter.
Fri 12.2.16 - Parent Teacher conferences/ no school
Thurs 12.1.16 - 'Matter' vocab assessment; Mini-Lab: Observing Physical Properties. Quiz Monday
Wed 11.30.16- Describe Matter - Cornell notes.

Tues 11.29.16 - Describe Matter - text preview.
Mon 11.28.16 - T2 Seat assignment; Text Feature Scavenger Hunt - new text.
Tuesday 11.22.16- Matter continued w/ notes.
Monday 11.21.16 - 'What is matter?' discussion + notes: matter vs. non-matter. watch 'size of atom' video clip/finish for HW.
What's Matter?
How small is an atom?
BozemanSci: Props of Matter (9min)
Fri 11.18.16 - Phun Putty lab + discussion/questions
Thur 11.17.16 - Lab preview for 'Phun Putty'. Demo of lab procedure.
Wed 11.16.16 - pre- assess probe: 'Is it Matter?' pre-lab discussion + notes: describing properties of matter.

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UNIT 3: Science Inquiry

RST.6-8.3 Follow a multi-step process/ Following Directions.
SEP.4 Analyze Data
RI.7.1 Cite textual evidence to support central idea(s)
RI.7.2 Determine two or more central ideas in text.
RI.7.4 Domain specific vocabulary
RI.7.5 Text Structures
RI.7.6 Author purpose

Lab Report set-up

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Science Inquiry/ Sci Method Links:

Sci Method Link for 'Watch It!' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVfI1wat2y8
Sci Method Liink: 'Research It!' http://webapp.gccaz.edu/academic/biology/scientific_method/

Class Action Blog: Science Inquiry

Tues 11.15.16- Conclude Sci Inquiry unit. Admin/ review assessment criteria; return of remaining assessments (tri 1)
Mon 11.14.16- Quizlet - Reading Infomation text + questions.
Fri 11.11.16- Admin/ clear out assessments from Sci Inquiry unit. View 'Studio Artist Habits of Mind'.
Thur 11.10.16 'Drawing Conclusion' ws + FA practice
Wed 11.9.16 - Sci Method vocab assessment.
Tues 11.8.16- Sci Method vocab review + identify MV, RV from sample experiments.
Mond 11.7.16- Interpreting Data
Friday 11.4.16 - Cubs World Series Celebration/ no class
Thur 11.3.16 - Complete/ print/ submit Apple Lemon Lab.
Wed 11.2.16 Lab Report Template + Apple Lemon Lab Report write-up.
Tues 11.1.16- Merten: complete Quizlet 7RI2;
Mon 10.31.16 -Read Info Quizlet practice
Fri 10.28.16 - Apple Lemon Lab set-up
Thur 10.27.16 - Apple Lemon Lab pre-lab work
Wed 10.26.16 - Sci Inquiry vocab/ conclude notes; variable practice ws = HW
Tues 10.25.16- Variable Practice
Mon 10.24.16 - Gummy Bear lab result presentations.
Fri 10.21.16 - Gummy Lab observations complete; answer Q's, publish results
Thurs 10.20.16 - Gummy Lab set-up; hypothesis practice
Wed 10.19.16- Developing hypothesis - practice
Tues 10.18.16 - Posing Questions: Science Q's vs. Opinion Q's
Mon 10.17.16- Sci Method Lab Stations continued
Fri 10.14.16- HOLY FIRE Religion Field Trip / No classes
Thurs 10.13.16- Sci Method Lab Stations: student pairs
Wed 10.12.16 - Sci Method Lab Stations; 'Research It' link: http://webapp.gccaz.edu/academic/biology/scientific_method/
Tues 10.11.16 - Intro Sci Method; Cornell notes.
Friday 10.7.16 - Merten out; Independent Classwork: 'Brain Food' + questions
Thur 10.6.16 - Study Skills - review: making a study guide/card. Review & Reinforce scientist skills & attitudes.
Wed 10.5.16 - Classify discussion; Scientist -Habits of Mind' notes.
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Tues 10.4.16 - Model Discussion: pluses & challenges, tips; Classify handout + Q
Mon 10.3.16 - Making Model continued - science classroom floor plan
Fri 9.30.16- Making Model - practice science classroom floor plan
Thurs 9.29.16 - Review of Predicting HW; Intro Making Models + discussion.
Wed 9.28.16 - Inference Lab - how did our activity model scientists work.
Tues 9.27.16 - Obs HW review; Predicting Practice + HW ws.
Monday 9.26.16- Cornell notes: Scientist Skills - observation, infer, predict, model, classify, communicate notes below. Observation practice
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Friday 9.23.16 -PD/ no school
Thurs 9.22.16 - Cornell notes: Scientist Skills - observations
https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/notetakingskills/


7 SCIENCE Useful Links:
Encyclopedia Brittanica General Link: http://school.eb.com/levels user name: stalph pw: access
Easy Bib http://www.easybib.com/cite/view
Artist Habits of Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og1B5iUR8MA

Unit 3 Science Inquiry

Important Links: https://www.worldwildlife.org/
Endangered Species List http://www.noaa.gov/
http://www.crces.org/

(MS-LS1-5)
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

Unit 4: Growth, Development, Reproduction of Organisms

MS- LS4-5 Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Selective Breeding Link: http://www.britannica.com/science/selective-breeding
Cloning link: http://www.britannica.com/science/cloning
Clone Link: Middle level http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/273706
Clone Link: High level http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/473902
Genetic Engineering/Gene Therapy Link: http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/472416
Genetic Research ws link:

Class Action Blog: Unit 4 Growth, Development, Reproduction of Organisms
MS-LS1-4 Explanation for how characteristic animal behavior affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of plants.

BrainPop: Pollination Link

Virtual Flower Dissection
Flower Active Art Activity
BrainPop https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/pollination/
Virtual Flower Dissection link: Virtual Flower Dissection L