7th Grade Life Science

Welcome to Life Science!

This course is dedicated to the study of living things, our place in nature, cell biology, genetics and evolution, health and human body systems, and the process of scientific investigation. My grade book comprises homework, quizzes, labs, projects, some classwork assignments, and three tests each marking period.

You will have many opportunities to demonstrate your progress, but to do well you must keep up with the work, spend some time each evening reviewing what we've done, and always have your work ready on the due date.

My grading is broken down as follows:
   Tests/Lab Reports -- 45%
   Quizzes -- 40%
   Homework -- 10%
   Miscellaneous -- 5%

I look forward to working with each and every one of you this coming school year.

7th grade 2014-2015

Food Web Poster assignment - DUE Wednesday, 10/29
Our first lab reports should all have been handed in by 10/16. Our next assignment will be a Food Web poster project, in which each student is given a different country, region, or ecosystem to research, in order to create a poster that illustrates the ecological relationships between the plants and animals in that ecosystem. Instruction is provided in class, the grading rubrics explained, and numerous examples of past work are presented so that the students will have some idea of the quality of work that is expected.

The non-modified grading rubric, and a file explaining the assignment, is available for download below. Please be aware that students who receive modifications must get a modified rubric (where appropriate) from their in-class support teacher.

General Downloads

This is a condensed version of the notes given in class.
This describes the assignment overall.
This is the grading rubric for all students who receive non-modified assignments. Students who receive modifications should see their support teachers for their grading rubric.