Welcome to Seventh Grade Science!!!

Mrs. Banks' Web Page

I am Mrs. Banks.
 I want to welcome each of you to my science class.
 Some of the topics we will cover in 7th grade science include:

                                                                        Standard 1—Inquiry, Technology, and Engineering
                                                                                                *Designing Experiments
                                                                                                *Choosing Tools and Procedures for Investigations
                                                                                                *Organizing Data
                                                                                                *Drawing Conclusions and Identifiying Bias and Errors
                                                                                                *Developing a New Technology
                                                                        Standard 2—Life Science
                                                                                                *Levels of Organization
                                                                                                *Animal and Plant Cells
                                                                                                *Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
                                                                                                *Cell Division and Reproduction
                                                                                                *Reproduction in Flowering Plants
                                                                                                *Inherited Traits
                                                                        Standard 3—Earth Science
                                                                                                *Minerals and their Properties
                                                                                                *Rock and the Rock Cycle
                                                                                                *Earth’s Structure
                                                                                                *Earthquakes, Mountain, Volcanoes, and Sea-Floor Spreading
                                                                                                *Human Activities and Natural Resources
                                                                        Standard 4—Physical Science
                                                                                                *Simple Machines
                                                                                                *Distance, Time, Speed and Velocity
                                                                                                *Newton’s Three Laws of Motion

I incorporate many things into my science class.  
The students will read, write, draw, color, craft, bake, and experiment in science.
I also include labs, internet activities, videos and other hands-on activities throughout the year.

Grading Procedures
50% Folder work—we will complete all assignments during class.  At the beginning of each lesson, the                  
students will receive a folder to keep their class work organized.  These folders will be sent home 2 days
                                        before the test so that students may study for the upcoming test and complete any unfinished assignments.                               
                                While at home, parents may sign the folder for extra credit.  This folder should be brought back to class on the test day.
        50% Tests/Quizzes—may occur throughout the study of a lesson/folder but particularly at the end of each unit.         
Any projects assigned during the six weeks will be counted as a test grade.

Mrs. Banks Schedule

                                                                        8:00 - 9:00                             Science
                                                                        9:04 - 10:04                            Planning                                
                                                                        10:08 - 11:08                           Science
                                                                        11:12 - 12:52                           Science
                                                                        12:56 - 1:56                            Science
                                                                        2:00 - 3:00                             Science

If you have any questions feel free to contact me during my planning time, 9:04 - 10:04
You may also contact me before school or after school until 4:00.  
Communication between parents, students and teachers is a key to students success in the classroom.

Click the following link to access our textbook:
                                                                                        Holt Science and Technology

User Name:  wview4
Password:  a5v7v


                                                                                                Science Class

                                                                                                Week of August 7 - 11
                                                                                        August 7--Introductions/Expectations
                                                                                        August 8--Find Someone Activity
                                                                                        August 9--Folder Day
                                                                                        August 10--Scientific Method Notes/
                                                                                                                        Designing Experiments Puzzle
                                                                                        August 11--Scientific Method Notes/
                                                                                                                        Standard Review #1

                                                                                        August 14--Bellringer/Independent & Dependent Variables
                                                                                        August 15--Control & Experimental Groups
                                                                                        August 16--Experimental Error
                                                                                                                        Presentation1 scientific method.ppt
                                                                                        August 17--Superstition Lab
                                                                                                        *Science Folders go home
                                                                                        August 18--Eclipse Lesson
                                                                                        Week of August 21 - 25
                                                                                        August 21--NO SCHOOL
                                                                                        August 22--Test Review
                                                                                        August 23--Designing Experiments Test
                                                                                                        **Science Folders Due
                                                                                                        1.  Vocabulary/Definitions
                                                                                                                (on your own notebook paper)
                                                                                                        2.  Designing Experiments Puzzle
                                                                                                        3.  Standard Review #1
                                                                                                        4.  Bellringer
                                                                                                        5.  Scientific Method Notes
                                                                                                                (What am I going to wear today?)
                                                                                                        6.  Scientific Method WS
                                                                                                        7.  Superstition Lab
                                                                                        August 24--Tools and Procedures Folder Day
                                                                                        August 25--Draw, Label, Color Microscope & Tools

                                                                                        Week of August 28 - September 1
                                                                                        August 28--Organism/Microorganism Notes
                                                                                        August 29--Parts of a Microscope Notes
                                                                                        August 30--Complete Parts of a Microscope
                                                                                        August 31--Microscope Review/Scientific Tools
                                                                                        September 1--Microscope Test/Scientific Tools

                                                                                        Week of September 4 - 8
                                                                                        September 4--NO SCHOOL
                                                                                        September 5--Scientific Tools Lab
                                                                                                        *Scientific Tools Folder goes home
                                                                                        September 6--Complete Scientific Tools Notes
                                                                                                                Lesson 3 Science Tools.ppt
                                                                                        September 7--Scientific Tools Test
                                                                                                        **Science Folders Due
                                                                                                        1.  Vocabulary/Definitions
                                                                                                                (on your own notebook paper)
                                                                                                        2.  Scientific Tools Puzzle
                                                                                                        3.  Standard Review #3
                                                                                                        4.  Draw, Label, Color p.690 & 8 tools
                                                                                                        5.  Bellringer
                                                                                                        6.  Microscope/Scientific Tools Notes
                                                                                                        7.  M&Ms Lab
                                                                                        September 8--Technology Folder Day
                                                                                        Week of September 11-15
                                                                                        September 11--Technology Notes
                                                                                        September 12--Technology Notes
                                                                                        September 13--Technological Design Process--4 steps
                                                                                        September 14--Technological Design Process contd
                                                                                        September 15--Complete Technological Design Notes
                                                                                                                                        Technology Powerpoint.ppt

                                                                                        Week of September 18 - 22
                                                                                        September 18--Unintended Consequences Lab
                                                                                        September 19--Bioengineering Notes
                                                                                        September 20--Bioengineering Notes
                                                                                        September 21--Technology and Bioengineering Study questions
                                                                                        September 22--Technology and Bioengineering Test

                                                                                        Week of September 25 - 29
                                                                                        September 25--levels of Organization Folder Day
                                                                                        September 26--Day Volleyball Game
                                                                                        September        27--5 Levels of Organization Notes             
                                                                                        September 28--4 Types of Tissue Notes
                                                                                        September 29--Respiratory, Cardiovascular & Nervous System Notes

                                                                                        Week of October 2 - 6
                                                                                        October 2--Day Football Game
                                                                                        October 3--Digestive, Excretory & Muscular System Notes
                                                                                        October 4--Skeletal, Endocrine, Immune/Lymphatic & Integumentary System Notes
                                                                                                                                Body Systems Powerpoint.ppt                
                                                                                        October 5--Levels of Organization Test
                                                                                        October 6--Animal & Plant Cells Folder Day

                                                                                        Week of October 9 - 13
                                                                                        October 9--Plant and Animal Cells Folder Day
                                                                                        October 10--Body Systems Lab
                                                                                        October 11--Body Systems Lab
                                                                                        October 12--Bones Review
                                                                                        October 13--Student/Teacher Volleyball game
                                                                                        Week of October 16 - 20
                                                                                                FALL BREAK
                                                                                        Week of October 23 - 27
                                                                                        October 23--Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic Cells Notes
                                                                                        October 24--Cell Wall/Cell membrane/Nucleus Notes
                                                                                        October 25--Nucleus Notes
                                                                                        October 26--DNA Notes
                                                                                        October 27--Review Quiz #1

                                                                                        Week of October 30 - November 3
                                                                                        October 30--Endoplasmic Reticulum/Ribosomes Notes
                                                                                        October 31--Mitochondria/Lysosomes Notes
                                                                                        November 1--Cell Parts Review
                                                                                        November 2--Vacuole/Chloroplasts Notes
                                                                                        November 3--Cut and Paste Plant Cell Activity
                                                                                                                        section 3-3 notes.ppt

                                                                                        Week of October 30 - November 3
                                                                                        November 6--Review for test
                                                                                        November 7--Plant & Animal Cells Test
                                                                                        November 8--Folder Day
                                                                                        November 9--Osmosis & Diffusion Notes
                                                                                        November 10--Veterans Day Activities

                                                                                        Week of November 13 - 17
                                                                                        November 13--Active Transport Notes
                                                                                        November 14--Diffusion/Osmosis Lab
                                                                                        November 15--Study Guide/Puzzle WS
                                                                                        November 16--Complete Osmosis/Diffusion/Active transport Notes
                                                                                                                                Into and Out of the Cell.ppt
                                                                                        November 17--Diffusion WS
                                                                                        Week of November 20 - 34
                                                                                        November 20--Cell Energy WS
                                                                                        November 21--"Never Say Goodbye" Video
                                                                                        November 22--Thanksgiving Holiday
                                                                                        November 23--Thanksgiving Holiday
                                                                                        November 24--Thanksgiving Holiday

                                                                                        Week of November 27 - December 1
                                                                                        November 27--Photosynthesis Notes
                                                                                        November 28--Photosynthesis Equation
                                                                                        November 29--Cellular Respiration Notes
                                                                                                                        Photosynthesis and Respiration Presentation.ppt
                                                                                        November 30--Cellular Respiration Equation/Quiz
                                                                                        December 1--Review for Test

                                                                                        Week of November 27 - December 1
                                                                                        November 27--Photosynthesis Notes
                                                                                        November 28--Photosynthesis Equation
                                                                                        November 29--Cellular Respiration Notes
                                                                                        November 30--Cellular Respiration Equation/Quiz
                                                                                                *The Cell in Action Folder goes home
                                                                                        December 1--Review for Test

                                                                                        Week of December 4 - 8
                                                                                        December 4--Cell in Action Test
                                                                                                **The Cell In Action Folders Due
                                                                                                        1.  Vocabulary/Definitions
                                                                                                                (on your own notebook paper)
                                                                                                        2.  Diffusion/Photosynthesis Puzzle
                                                                                                        3.  Standard Review #27
                                                                                                             Standard Review #29
                                                                                                        4.  Bellringer
                                                                                                        5.  The Cell in Action Notes
                                                                                                        6.  Microscope Lab Sheet
                                                                                                             Diffusion Lab Sheet
                                                                                                        7.  Study Guide/Puzzle
                                                                                                             Diffusion Worksheet
                                                                                                        8.  Cell Energy WS
                                                                                        December 5--Folder Day
                                                                                        December 6--Cell Division/Mitosis Beginning
                                                                                        December 7--Interphase/Prophase Notes
                                                                                        December 8--Review Quiz #2

                                                                                        Week of December 11-15
                                                                                        December 11--Metaphase/Telophase Notes
                                                                                        December 12--Cytokinesis Notes
                                                                                        December 13--Review Notes/Quiz
                                                                                        December 14--Asexual/Sexual Reproduction Notes
                                                                                        December 15--Meiosis Notes

                                                                                        Week of December 18 - 20
                                                                                        December 18--Complete Meiosis Notes
                                                                                        December 19--Test Mitosis and Meiosis
                                                                                        December 20--Out at 11:15
                                                                                        Week of January 3 - 5
                                                                                        January 3--D,L,C Six phases of Cell Division
                                                                                        January 4--Go over folder items
                                                                                        January 5--Day Basketball Game
                                                                                                        *Cell Division and Reproduction Folder goes home

                                                                                        Week of January 8 - 12
                                                                                        January 8--Snow Day
                                                                                        January 9--Complete all folder work
                                                                                        January 10--31 question practice test
                                                                                                **Cell Division and Reproduction Folders Due
                                                                                                        1.  Vocabulary/Definitions
                                                                                                                (on your own notebook paper)
                                                                                                        2.  Reproduction Puzzle
                                                                                                        3.  Standard Review #25
                                                                                                        4.  Bellringer
                                                                                                        5.  Notes
                                                                                                        6.  Mitosis Study Guide
                                                                                                        7.  Mitosis Quiz
                                                                                                        8.  D, L, C Six Phases of Cell Division
                                                                                        January 11--Folder Day
                                                                                        January 12--Go over 31 question practice test