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 the midterm and final exams. Most of your grades will come from quizzes, on which you will receive a few days' notice, and which tend to assess one or two weeks' worth of information. Lab reports are larger assignments that take several weeks to complete, and which "count" a little more than a quiz. Longer term projects, when given, may receive more credit than a quiz or a lab report.

Classification -- Human Body Systems

The identification key ("Key to the Creatures") will be graded as a 3rd marking period assignment. I do not know if anything further will go into the third marking period at this time.

We are now starting our final unit of the school year, Human Body Systems. We start with a general overview and move through the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, and any other systems we have time for before the year runs out. This is usually a very popular section of the course.

Our first quiz on Body Systems will be on Wednesday, April 23rd, and will cover the beginning of the unit up to and including the skeletal system.  Essential class notes are posted below.

Parents should be advised that quizzes are increasingly announced on relatively short notice (usually a few days), as suitable amounts of new information are introduced.  Students should always study their class notes and handouts for 5-10 minutes each evening.